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I have always loved birthdays, especially mine.  Even if I didn't do anything big, I always loved to celebrate with a dinner with friends at the very least. This year, however, I just wasn't feeling it. I haven't really had a problem with getting older up until now.  29 didn't bother me. 30 only bothered me because I had the stomach flu.  Nothing post-30 had bothered me either.  That is, until this year. 35. I am not sure why it sounds so much older than 34, but it really does. Maybe it's because 35 is the age you start hearing on commercials. You know, "Women over 35 should consult their doctor..." "these risks increase in women over 35..." Maybe it's because at 35, high school was literally half a lifetime ago. Or maybe it's because at 35, I can't really ignore the fact that my life has not turned out the way I thought it would. I love my life, I do.  Most days, I am perfectly happy with who I am and what I have acco