Seldom Seen Way

{January 18, 2017}   Things Change as you Age…

However, Let us Look at it in a Positive Light.

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Today is my youngest Birthday – she is now 21 years old. And with this, i have been thinking a lot lately. The older you become many things are not like they are used…and of course, that is the way it should be.

Some people take change much easier than others, and i happen to be one of the “others”.

For me, that is why there is routine to help with things that can be more controlled in your Life – either through Sir or myself.

Unfortunately, the part about getting older i cannot change, i will be getting older every second of the day. As of late, i have trying to look for the positives in this.

My children are becoming my friends. It is nice to be able to sit and talk to them about things without someone getting butt hurt because I couldn’t get them something. They have a better understanding of what being an adult and becoming parents themselves entails.

Learn from my mistakes – and make better decisions because of it. This is especially important when it comes to health.

Knowing more people and have more resources than i did in my 20’s. There is always someone that i can reach out to if i am not sure of something.

The materials of Life – i don’t need a lot of “things” in my Life (ie. clothes) like i felt i needed before.

i judge people more on who they are – not what they have. Actions speak volumes.

i don’t always have to be right – I listen more to all sides – more to understand than to win.

My relationship is more mature – and i have learned what i want and need to do to have an awesome one.

i am really good at my job – years of working my ass off has paid off. And with it, more time and money to do the things i want and do without worrying if i can buy groceries to feed us the next week.

i am not worried (as much) about how i am looking as i did when i was in my 20’s. i am becoming more comfortable with myself.

i now dress for comfort LoL – high heels have fucked up my legs, and i am not scared what people will think when i wear a toque (at least I am warm)

i am not as ill as I used to get. i think my immune system is getting better because i am looking out better for myself as is Sir.

i am MUCH Happier now than i was in my younger years. It is nice to have people comment that to you out of the blue.

i have always had a great sex life – now it is awesome – because i know what i want/need and communicate it.

i am more thoughtful / logical in decisions or just my thought process analyzes better without getting all emotional – i notice this a lot at work compared with younger people.

Thankful i get to become older. You start to recognize your own mortality. It reminds me to prioritize what matters most to me each day.


Xtac says:

The positives of age… hmmm has me thinking.. We worship at the alter of youth and beauty, don’t we? We just assume growing older is a curse. We rarely give thought to the notion there might be reasons to celebrate.. yes.. I can see my day will be spent in thought.

seldom seen way - ramblings of a slave... says:

Normally i view it in a negative light, and to start the year differently… this was the one thing i know i could change. It seems that approaching mid 40’s does that to some people – you become more reflective.

Xtac says:

I cant find a way to say this in a short clear way. The danger of aging is that we tend to think that because we have seen so much bad, the wisdom we have acquired MUST shape a harsh reality. I joke that a pessimist is an optimist with experience, but that is exactly the danger of taking too seriously what we think we have learned. To stay young, you have to wake each morning with a clean slate and a smile on your face, believing in the optimist and then before its gets in a word, you have to put the pessimist out the door with the cat. Hmmm stay happy and you stay young..

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