For the longest time, I hid my age. When someone asked me how old I was, I would change the subject. It sounds so silly to me now.
Why? I think when it comes to women somehow it seems like our value goes down as we get older or there is some type of shame with admitting your age. Overall, I made my own assumptions based on beliefs that were mostly in my head. When I heard someone say, “I’m 25, I’m old” I would cringe because I was obviously older but now I just want to laugh because it’s not old.
Here is the truth, I am 36 and I am really proud of that number.
Here are the reasons why:
I have let go of the belief that age is a bad thing. As cliche as it sounds, age is just a number. You are as young as you feel. If someone in their 60’s can do an Ironman then I think we are all good to the abilities that we allow each other to have. It’s a matter of conditioning yourself to what you can and can’t do. Do you feel old or not? It’s up to you.
I spent the majority of my 20’s figuring out who I was. What I wanted to be, etc. I had two very long relationships. I put myself after the person I was dating. Accommodating my life to their choices and not making my own.
I spent my twenties exploring different careers. Had a lot of different jobs. I modeled and Dj’ed which brought me a lot of satisfaction because it allowed me to be creative. But I wasn’t sure if this was something that I could do long term. So I stayed in my comfort level.
It wasn’t until I was in a bad relationship that I finally woke up. Left Arizona and moved to New York on May 1, 2012. I was a fish out of
At first, I waited tables (I had never done before) until I could find a good job. I was really hungry to make something of myself. The stress from not finding a stable job started to take a toll on my health, I’ll talk more about that in another post.
Somewhere in the middle I started a food blog where I posted every now and then but never fully committed to it.
Meanwhile, in my personal life, I dated people that
The reason I gave you this long post about what my life has been like is that it has been a journey (tacky, I know). Most of all it been a learning process and it’s something that I am proud of. I have overcome the curveballs that have been thrown at me and I also feel like I have taken good care of myself in the process to really own where I am now.
I am a wife and mother. Holy responsibilities!! Now it’s not just about me it’s about being a part of a family. The adjustments in the past year have not been easy. It’s been hard sometimes and I just have to keep my head up and figure things out. When someone asks me how old I am, I am happy to say 36.
I am in a point in my life where I really want to embrace my creativity and share things that might help others even if it’s something as simple as finding a new place to check out. It’s something that I enjoy and I want to puruse.
So my point is, love your age, love the lessons you’ve had because they happen for a reason. Maybe you just had a bad breakup or you didn’t get the promotion you wanted or whatever it is. Take the lesson and be grateful you sill have tomorrow to figure it out.