Yay for being able to celebrate another year of life!!!! That's how I'm looking at this birthday! All good, and nothing bad about getting older! Here's how I feel about my 30+ (that's as specific as I'm getting!) years on the planet so far , and then let's celebrate with a super fun song:
I feel very fortunate to be able to reach another birthday because it means I'm lucky enough to still be here. I've learned a lot so far about life and myself. I used to think that my 20s would last forever and I had nothing but time, my 30's were those middle ages that seemed so far off, and that my 40s would be when everyone started dying from heart attacks (seriously...this is what I thought....clearly I knew nothing). Now I see that my 20s flew by in a blur, and though they were the funnest years in the ways of having zero responsibilities, being able to just think about myself and doing whatever I wanted, and eating without worrying about gaining weight and not being able to lose it, they were also the most tumultuous years where I was trying to figure life out, didn't have a clue about myself, made a lot of bad decisions and learned from the consequences. Looking back, I gladly bid adieu to those years (though I'd love to have been able to kept my metabolism), and I'm now happily immersed in my late 30s. So far, my 30s have been my most content years. I'd say they've been harder because I can't just think about myself; I have 3 other human beings to consider with every decision (2 of which are completely dependent on me to make good decisions), but they are by far the happiest years because I feel settled in life, I'm not in a constant state of chaos, and I've been blessed with a wonderful family. I can now see all the good things about myself (which I didn't before), but I can see all my flaws as well. And I have a lot :), BUT, the good thing about seeing them is that is that I can actively work on improving on them. Having kids is a good way to see your flaws since they imitate everything you do. So, when I get annoyed with something they are doing, I see exactly where they got it from....um, yeah...like when they roll their eyes at EVERYTHING! Anyway, now I see that the 40s are still way young, and hopefully by the time I get to those years, I'll be even wiser, and wrinkles and squishy mid-sections will be the hottest trend.
Okay, enough talking, now time to listen to some good music! Here's my song pick for today:
Lana Del Rey's unreleased song, Behind Closed Doors, which was recorded in 2010. It's a really upbeat and cheeky song that is awesome to listen to, and even more awesome to sing along with and dance around too! Enjoy!