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Getting Older.....how did that happen?


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Blog by Bettina Reid | March 10th, 2014


Getting older

This isn't one of my typical blogs but it is a topic that seems to have creeped up and I thought I would share. :)

Getting older....

I am really not too sure when it happened...I still don't really feel as though I am getting OLD. But somewhere along the way you start to realize you are not that young anymore. Perhaps it is that I turn 40 this year. Age really has never mattered, I don't really think it will this year. I just like saying I am younger than my husband and all of my friends, some of which are in their 50's. Life still goes on...but I feel like I have finally made it in to that adult club that you never really thought you would ever join. 

When you are in your 20's and even early 30's....you look at others when they say "when you get to my age you will understand- life just changes." I don't think we ever really believe or understand people until we hit that age....when that is I am not sure. I would imagine it may be different for everyone.

Of course, I have noticed little changes...not just in how I look or feel. But also how I look at life - I honestly think that's when it hit me that I wasn't as young as I used to be. What used to be so important to us when we were younger now just isn't. Planning for our retirement, what we once wanted again is no longer as important as it once was. 

My husband and I went to Palm Springs last month. It took friends of ours a couple years to get us down there, once there we did not want to come home. We have been to many places in the US and never understood the appeal for snowbirds. But I think we do now, when you look at how precious each and everyday is and how fast the days go by. Again, that is where I realized I am not getting any younger and sometimes we all just need to stop and take a breath. What was appealing about Palm Springs over say Florida is that you are pretty much guaranteed to have good weather. Even if the day is overcast, it's still very warm out and there's no rain to worry about. 

I do have to say, when we were starting our family most of our friends were off traveling and starting their careers. So many of the people I grew up with are just having kids now and I couldn't even imagine going back to that baby stage....as cute as it was. We now have one child in University and our 2nd child is only a year and a half away from graduating highschool. We feel as though our lives are only just beginning as we look at our 5 and 10yr plan. 

i have come to a conclusion "You are only as OLD as you feel". I don't feel like I am 40 most days.... so I think I will go with that. :)