What is your eternal age? At what age did your birthdays "stop" taking effect?
What age are you on the inside?
Some say they will be 18 forever... or 22, etc.
....So what about you?
I think mine is going to be 31...
Right now I'm 30 so I'll let ya know when I get there.... =P
I love 30, but it's such a transitionary number that it requires too much deep thought and life choices. Never before have I explored myself as openly or focused on myself as much as I have since my last birthday. And although I'm having a great time exploring myself soooo deeply, it's just a bit too serious. However I love the changes that are in progress. =)
Since I'm on the subject, I'll post what I've been discovering about aging. So far my main observances are that as we age, there is a grumpiness that sets in... an ignorance/innocence burn-off. Nothing major, just requires that you actually choose to be happy rather than naturally being it out of unawareness. You can really have a lot of fun with it if you want to. It's also a bit harder to keep yourself entertained because you've "been there, done that" with many of things that you've initially been attracted to. You just can't play the same old games and maintain interest without being bored. And finally, there is a bit less energy to waste, so you got to be more selective about what you do with your time and drink more coffee or tea. =)
Now for the good news. With age, comes wisdom and individuality. YAY!! This is huge. Way worth any trade-off in my opinion. When I decide to do something, its easy for me to accomplish it now that I have the resources and confidence to do so. I also know who I am and what I like very well. Much more fun this way!
With age, you start taking life more serious and figuring out what you want to do with it... looking at the big picture, etc. For some of us, it results in stopping to smell the roses and deciding to enjoy it more =). You can become more of a creator rather than a reactor. Your dreams can be bigger and better.
There is no way I'd want to go back to any other age. I absolutely love who I am now. When I was a pre-teen, I thought 30 was ancient. Funny how times change. Now I am happier than ever, feel great, and look forward to the next few years with great enthusiasm. We'll see what happens when I pass the mid-thirties! =O
So.... can't wait for 31 when I'm done with all this over-analysis!! =)
5 months ago