Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that no matter how much we fight it, we all age. I remember thinking, as a teenager, that it would be a long time before I started to keenly note the aging process. I was young, spry, and able to do just about anything that I wanted to do physically without much effort. And at a time when I had yet to become acquainted with the stress of earning a living and tackling many of the adventurous tasks associated with adulthood, life was…easy.
Yet, I distinctly remember taking note of a few surprising things that didn’t occur until right around my thirtieth birthday (which wasn’t all that long ago, but that’s neither here nor there) – let’s just say that appearance-related changes occurred that I had not experienced before, and seemingly overnight. Though I was caught a little off guard, I went with the flow and just accepted that I was getting a little older, all the while telling myself that it was okay.
As the next few years went by, though, I noticed a little ache here, an uncomfortable feeling there when I sat a certain way, and a few other unexpected indicators that I was becoming older, still. And at this point, now, I have wrapped my head around the fact that with every second I am aging, and I’m sure that many of you have reached that point (or will reach it someday…just give it a little time).
Did I appreciate the aging process early on? No. As a matter of fact, I’m still not that keen on it. But I do appreciate the fact that I am still here, and that, with time and experience, I am becoming wiser and more seasoned. And, now that I think about it, that suits me just fine 🙂 #lovebythedrop