forever 21?

March 20, 2009

So, tomorrow’s my birthday… and I’ve just been thinking some thoughts that birthdays always seem to bring. I’ll be 2……7. Which.. kinda seems like a scary number, but if living in California taught me anything, its that age really doesn’t mean a darn thing. Its one of the best things I learned there. Growing up southern teaches you silly things about age, and I’m so thankful I got to see a different perspective on it.

I don’t care that I’m not married with kids. Thankful actually. I hope for it one day but jeez I’m glad I didn’t rush that because I was “suppose” to. Whenever and whoever that happens with will be so much sweeter because it’ll be on our time, not because we were following some outdated social ritual… ya know. (i could put a disclaimer here for all my ‘married young’ friends… but im not.. its my birthday and i don’t have to).

I don’t care that I’m not on specific career path and I know exactly where I’m going. All I know is that I’m not stuck at some job that I don’t want to be at. I have options. I can change my mind. I can go back to school if I wanted to because now I know the things that I love. Age… psh.. who cares about age!! Do what you love at any age.

I dont care that a lot of my friends are younger than me…. and some way older. We get along. We have fun. We support each other and care about each other. I always think people put way too much emphasis on age in friendships and relationships. Like.. really… what difference does it make? Luckily I’m not surrounded by this a whole lot… my sister in law is 5 years older than my brother. My sister is 3 years older than her husband. I give em both mad props for it not even being an issue. (and I’m glad my young friends like hangin out with an old lady…. 😉 )

I joke a lot about being old… but I’m pretty sure I’m in my prime. My life is crazy right now and super stressful but I’m having so much fun with it. I’m at a point where I can really enjoy my friends and really enjoy my family and I’ve finally learned that there’s no “place” I should be in life because of how old (or young) I am. I just am where I am and all those outliers dont matter anymore. So…. yay for my birthday!! I’m excited to celebrate another year. Hopefully they just keep getting better!!!!

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