Nothing but a number!!!
Have you ever thought about your age and what it says about you or what others say about it?
Let’s imagine someone sizes you up at work, at school, or out in the street and tells you, wow, you look like you just finished high school. But in reality you know you are way older or maybe you’re even way younger? What would you think?
I personally always cringe regardless of the compliment when someone tells me I look like a schoolgirl… maybe I’m overthinking it or maybe I have a low esteem, however, I would rather hear a simple “oh you look nice” and move on along. Let’s stop lying to ourselves. That compliment was cute 20yrs ago. So this video is a pep talk to myself and maybe it’s for you too.
So, I’m officially old!!! I just passed a milestone. Even though age is just a number, and even though I feel like I’m still 18 in my mind, the fact still remains that my physical body is aging. My age says I’m officially old. My age says I’m officially mature (whatever that means). My age says I’m officially an adult but I still love being catered to, I admit it, but as one of the adults of the household now, I’m usually the one in charge of the kids, in charge of the cleanliness of the home, and in charge of the organization and smooth works of the house. That’s a lot of responsibility.
Not that I’m scared to be an adult, but because as we age, we’re closer to our end of life and I’m like, what have I achieved? Who have I helped? Who have I encouraged? Who have I blessed, Who have I lifted up? Have my choices affected someone negatively?
It was then I realized that this life is all about stages, from our conception till the day we die, there are stages that are being completed. The age and stage that you are in right now might be different from the ones I’m in, so evaluate yourself and the stage you’re in, do you need to make any adjustments? We don’t need to compare or compete, we need to just live our lives, I’m living mine. So these are some of the questions I asked myself, maybe they relate to you too.
i) Lara, Have you accepted how old you are now?
I’m grateful to be as old as I am today however, I’m personally still working on myself since it’s a milestone age and I’m definitely thankful to God to be alive above all. There are a lot of people who did not live to see a lot of what I have in life.
ii) Lara, Does your age bother you in any way?
I want to accomplish a lot more, however, I feel like, with my new age, that time is no longer on my side anymore, which I know in the back of my mind, it still is, but it just feels like it’s not, every day we wake up, we are closer to the end, sigh!!! For some, trying to have kids depends on how old they are and that can be a big problem as time goes on. There are other problems where age plays a role also.
iii) Lara, What age are you looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to the age where my kids will be grown and be able to make their own decisions, but, I don’t want it to be here just yet even though I’m looking forward to that time. I just want the time to slow down a bit.
iv) Lara, Does your physical age equal your mental age?
Right now, I believe they are not equal at all… I still feel young in my mind and I know a lot of people say that but what does it really mean? Are we all in denial? or we’re just wishing we could turn back the hands of time?
V) Lara, What is your most exciting age?
So far, I don’t think I have one in particular, mainly because I’ve only been living a basic life, I’m sure there are some people out there that are in the same boat as I am. We do nothing out of the ordinary but I’m determined to live now, really live, travel, try new things and most importantly share it with my family and you guys rooting for me.
So that does it for the questions today, Let us remember That our age is a just a number, however, let’s not let that number stop us from doing what truly matters, which is being in line with our purpose on this planet. Let’s not take ourselves for granted, let’s not take ourselves too seriously either, let’s not try to put the world on our shoulders, we can still accomplish a lot in this life, whether we’re 1 or 90, we all have our purposes in life, we can still live our dreams. I’m living mine now. So when someone compliments us on how young we look, despite our current age, let’s just take it all in and say thank you.
Please, let us respect ourselves and stop giving ourselves high blood pressure for no reason. God willing, We are on this earth for an average of 75-80yrs, Let’s not waste any of that precious time on things that don’t help us grow positively in some sort of way.