Forever Young

There comes a point in your life when you’re officially an adult. Suddenly, you’re old enough to vote, drink, and engage in other adult activities. Suddenly, people expect you to be repsonsible, serious… a grown up. We get taller, we get older. But do we ever really grow up?

 In some ways we grow up. We have families, we get married, divorced, but for the most part, we still have the same problems that we did when we were fifteen. No matter how much we grow taller, grow older, we are still forever stumbling, forever wondering, forever young.

—— Meredith Grey——-

I have always thought that 30 was ancient. I was a teenager then. And I thought that once you get married and have kids, then your life falls into a routine where there are certain expectations for you to meet. Certain obligations, restrictions and responsibilities. And I thought you stop growing and hoping and dreaming.

Boy was I wrong! Now that I am in my 30’s, I don’t feel like I’m any different than I was in my teenage years. True, I know better now and there are certain things that opened my eyes and came to realizations about but I don’t feel any different.

Although my body tells otherwise – the weight that can easily slide off with just a simple diet and exercise now takes harder work, the 20/20 vision now gets eyeglasses for “night driving”, the flawless skin now gets slathered with moisturizers, the Glamour, Allure and beauty/fashion magazines now gets replaced with Better Homes and Gardens, Domino and Family Circle magazines, the perfume I used to love now gets replaced with the smell of sanitizer and baby lotion and the endless parties of drinking now gets replaced with family time and wholesome parties. But deep inside, I am still the same old 15 year old who sings at the top of her lungs in the shower, dances when no one else is watching and tries on models clothes I’m wearing to the next party.

Now I know that life does not stop when you turn a certain age. Life goes on. And you keep learning new things, experiencing new sensations and dreaming dreams you’ve never had back when you were younger. Life goes on. And you are forever young.

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Published in: on February 22, 2008 at 11:59 am  Comments (9)  

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  1. I’m on my early 30s and I still feel like I’m 20 so that’s a good thing hehehe. I think we age beautifully hehehe.

  2. Amen to that Maps! 😉

  3. Ahhh…I can feel different my mind tells me differently. Hihihi! Of course, I still have my size 5/6 pants as a reminder of what were once upon a time insignificant numbers but now is just a fading memory. 😀

  4. Hi Julie, Dontcha worry you still look young anyways!

  5. eeeww. i felt old when i read this. but i felt nostalgic, too. how i wish that life is simpler as it was when i was 15. now that i am an adult life seems complicated and loaded with responsibilities. hay. nice post.

  6. LOL Hailey! Hey we’re not getting old, remember that! 😉

  7. I Find myself looking up old high school friend online and thinking “Wow he’s/she’s old/fat/bald/wrinkled!” That’s why you won’t find any pictures of me online 🙂
    Love your site, thanks.

  8. Hi Forgetparis,
    Isn’t technology fun? we get to do naughty things like look up old friends and do what you do? LOL
    Thanks for the visit!

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