It was my Birthday last week! Hurrah! I am now in my 34th year, a fully fledged adult! We actually had a wedding to go to the night before, so we spent the night away in Surrey celebrating at Great Fosters, a stunning Tudor venue, which was looking beautiful and so festive!
The next day, on the way home, we went to Windsor, which I have been wanting to do in the day time for so long! I’ve been there many times, but it was always to go out drinking by the river and not for much else! Now, at the ripe age of 34 I actually wanted to go to wander around the quaint little streets and marvel at the splendor of Windsor Castle. It’s funny how our tastes change, as we age. Something I would have thought SO dull, and something my parents would likely to have dragged me to, I now want to do myself.
I have changed a lot over the years, my interests, my fears, my outlook. I would like to think for the better of course! I am more fearful of things, having a family will do that to you I guess. They are the thing I love the most and want to protect fiercely. I am much less carefree; gone are the days where we can just up and leave the country for months on end traveling without having to worry about financial security for our family. I care more about what people think of me, too much so! I always want to please people and be the best that I can be, not leaving myself time to actually do what’s best for me. I am so much more organised – one has to be when getting 2 miniature humans out the door for 8am! I’m MUCH more sensible, instead of partying until day break I am planning exciting and fun things to do with the family on my weekends, having enjoyed a cosy night in on the sofa the night before. But I am so thrilled with where my life is going and what I have for my 34, happy years.
I still attempt to be a “fun mum” – I barely go a week without injuring myself in a quest to do something fun for the boys; like that time I thought it was achievable to rebound off of 3 sunken trampolines 2 metres apart and almost broke my knee as well as my face on my clumsy dismount. Or falling off of my own bike trying to teach the boys a fun way of learning how to ride *face plam*. I think it’s so important to embrace age for the good it gives us – the wisdom as well as the experience. With each year passing I feel more and more happy with my life and contented, knowing that I have already done so much that I am proud of and being excited by what lies around the corner.
But is age really just a number? Does it really matter what age we are? There’s a reason the saying “you’re only as old as you feel” exists! I totally agree with that. Why conform to what society says we should do at what age? Life is for living and if you decide you want to go to uni at 40 then why not, if you decide to get married at 70 then do it! It’s your life and it’s there for living. I don’t think we should refrain from doing anything just because of society’s prejudice on age. I hope, when the children are older, we can get back to our bucket list of travels and places we want to go, even in decades to come!
Don’t let those words “I’m too old” hold you back from doing what you want to do!
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