Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Getting Older Really Isn't The Dumbest Thing I've Ever Done

"To live will be an awfully big adventure." 
― J.M. BarriePeter Pan

I had a phone call from my mom this afternoon telling me that today was my grandfathers last day of work ever. She went on to say that she was a little sad about him retiring because it meant that it was "like the next chapter".  That made me think.  Isn't life all about closing old chapters and opening new ones?

As a kid I remember my mom and my mam (what I fondly call my grandmother) always saying things like "just wait til you grow up" and "one day you'll see".  I guess I always just assumed that once I was old enough, there would be this huge event in which I would become all knowing like them.  Well let me tell you...that's the biggest load of crap ever.  I don't think that anyone really ever becomes all knowing, its more like, all guessing and hoping it turns out OK.

Turning 29 this year really put a lot of things in perspective for me.  I used to think that getting close to 30 would be horrific.  As if all fun things in life would cease to exist. But since I'm now inching closer and closer each day, its really become clear that everything is going to remain much the same.  Of course my 20s as a whole, will be a chapter in which there are several things I would like to forget, but there are some things that happened over the last ten years that have been completely amazing.

Lets see, some of the best things:

  • true love growing stronger every day
  • 2 beautiful nieces
  • Disney World
  • traveling all over the country
  • new besties
I could go on and on, but this is not a wikipedia of my life so I'll just leave it to a few!!

One of the most important things that I have learned through this crazy journey that we call life is that just because we get older, doesn't mean we have to get boring.  I think the older I have gotten, the more fun I have had.  If someone would have told me 10-15 years ago that I would go dancing with my friends at a 80's/90's club into the wee hours of the morning I would have told them they were crazy!  But as I've grown physically, I think I've mentally decided that I'm going to have fun and do what makes me happy.  Its really a great place to be.  

I'm happier in life than I have ever been.  I'm very thankful for what I have and who I get to spend my time with.  I love harder and laugh louder.  If the last 10 years are any indication of how the next 10 years will be, then I say "BRING IT ON 30s"!!!  Lets see what we can get into next!!!