If You Did These Things Growing Up, You’re Old
I celebrated my 39th birthday in March and even though I still feel young, a bittersweet realization washed over me: I was officially inching closer to the milestone of 40. It was a moment that triggered a wave of introspection and reflection on the passing years and the undeniable truth that time waits for no one.
As I blew out the candles on my cake, a sense of nostalgia enveloped me. Memories of my youth, filled with carefree adventures and boundless energy, seemed like distant echoes. It was as if I could hear the whispers of time reminding me of the days that had slipped away, replaced by the responsibilities and experiences that come with adulthood.
I can’t help but notice the subtle signs of aging etched upon my face and the slight graying of my hair. Wrinkles that once seemed unimaginable now greet me each time I looked in the mirror. The realization hit me: I’m no longer the vibrant, invincible version of myself I once knew. The passing years had left their mark, reminding me that I am indeed growing older.
Getting older is a natural part of life’s journey. I recognize that with age comes wisdom, resilience, and a deeper understanding of oneself. It also comes with the knowledge that people my age (and older) have done things that younger generations will never fully understand.
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If you did any of the following, I hate to break it to you… but you’re old.