“The older we get…”

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Age. A number, a story, a life that is living or has been lived. Age is a yearly remembrance of how long we have been on this amazing planet! Another year where we can try become the best person we can be and bla, bla, bla.

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It’s quite funny really…the older we get I find the younger we want to become. Yet when we are young, we can’t wait to be older. Sleep for example. As a child you want to stay up as late as possible yet as an adult we cherish every moment of sleep that we can get. Money. As a child you just want to spend, spend and spend some more, yet as an adult you learn that with money comes bills to pay and responsibility. Role play. That’s a good one, playing teacher-teacher or doctor-doctor not aware that those roles are way more intense as an adult. Time. As a child you have no sense of time and the value of it. I remember being in high school and I couldn’t wait for it to be over and be out in the “real world”. Yet as I am older, I find myself wishing there was more time and that time would slow down. 

Those are a few of many examples that I could give. With age though, comes freedom. More and more freedom is given as you age. You get to make your own choices and take your own path. You have a much greater appreciation for family when you older. You start to realise exactly what has been done for you and the sacrifices that are needed when being part of one. I know some people are very quick to say you should never look back, however, personally I think it is sometimes good to look back to see how far you have come. 

It will always be a constant battle I think, between what we had when we were young compared to how it may be now. Learn from your past though. Take those valuable lessons and age with them. Another birthday is another year of wisdom. Another year that you have grown and will continue to. Being older, shouldn’t be a daunting thing. You should be grateful to still be here first of all and also, you start to realise what really matters and who really matters too. Live your life and forget your age. 

I’ll leave this here:

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” – Unknown

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