This Is 38- Unedited and Unfiltered
I remember a time when the thought of aging scared me. I didn’t want to get older because I didn’t want to see my parents get older and I had a fear of the unknown. I have shared before that I have counted by blessings every step of the way growing up. Every vacation, I enjoyed. Every hour spent with family members and friends, I cherished. Every opportunity that ever came my way, I took. I was worried that if things were so great now, how could it get any better?
My Mom has told me for decades that somehow things keep getting better, but until life started moving at lightning speed I did not understand. In a moment, it seems, I got married, had one kid, had another, moved, and woke up 38 years old and truthfully … it feels great!
I am tearing up as I count my lucky stars for the life I never dreamed I would have. As I blew out the candle on my cake this morning, I wish that NOTHING would change this year. I know that is unrealistic and that change, both good and bad, are a part of life… but if somehow I could keep my dreams and loved ones close this year I would be grateful.
Remember when you thought someone who was 38 was ‘old.’ I do, now I look at my Mom and her friends and honestly think that they are #SquadGoals. Raising a family and being part of a community has truly been the most gratifying experience of my life. When I step back and look at my Mom and her friends, I see a glimpse into my future. If I keep working hard every day and always do what is right for me and my family, that future looks bright!
Not only do I not feel old, but I don’t even know what the word ‘old’ means anymore and thank god for that! Thanks for reading my post and for being a part of my evolution through Chicks and Salsa and Digital Chicks Media. I am truly grateful!