It is May. The month I was brought into this world. It is the month of my birth. It reports on social media, on my event calendar, even on my grandmother’s fridge!
So, yes, the topic comes up about my birthday and I get enthusiastic, for more than one reason. Some of you toss your heads back and say “who cares, I stopped counting”! The thought of others thinking this way blows my mind. I am proud to have lived another year. Hell, I’m grateful I woke up this morning!
It is not so much the age I care about (because if you ask me about my last five years, I WOULDN’T HAVE AN ANSWER)! NO ONE LIKES GROWING OLDER. Am I sad that the years fly by, YES, but not ashamed.
Are you considering the pain in your joints or the crow’s feet around your eyes aging?
Consider this thought… Is growing older in age, with a few aches and pains better with… or without living the great life experiences? Whether your experience unfolds to be a masterpiece or a painful lesson, it’s still growth, is it not?
Speaking to others, most have a bucket list and LOVE to cross items off when they accomplish something. I never understood the whole bucket list thing because if I want to do something, I do my best to get it accomplished now rather than later. Yes, money can hold me back at times but my drive keeps me going. Talking to others about their bucket list made me feel as if there was disappointment in their voice. As if others feel negative about their life experiences (or lack of). This negative self-talk can cause yourself emotional abuse without you even realizing it. STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP FROM ALL OF YOUR PROCRASTINATION. Start planning every time you want to do something and MOST OF ALL, follow through.
Ask yourself this (as I have done), “is this goal really meant for me”? Maybe the situation you are in at the moment is preparing you for the most coolest adventure yet! I have learned that I must start at whatever chapter I am presently in to get to where I want to be.
This shouldn’t relate it to your age. BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU’RE GROWING.
If you don’t like it, change it.
Some concepts that I currently use to help me are…
A side note:
I relocated to West Palm Beach, attempting to hide from an abusive relationship and to create a better life for myself than I currently had. I ended up finding my life purpose. My goals never end and I never settle. In a few years, I wonder, will I be in the same city or even the same country? I don’t know and I refuse to let my age hold me back. Some of my most grateful life experiences were never set out in a plan.
They just happened.
I am Katrina.
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