It was last month that I celebrated my birthday and I made sure that this time I will be inviting some friends at home. It was so right because we just finished repairing the kitchen sink and we were able to install some cabinets near the dining area.
I invited some friends at work, I thought all my team mates will be coming but nope, not at all. Some just did not show up but the fun did not stop there because my sister’s friend at church went home to join the party. They offered prayers for me and they sang to me “Happy Birthday” right after.
As usual it was my brother-in-law who cooked, when it terms of cooking specialties, it is him we always depend on. The videoke will not be absent in any occasion, I rented it for less than 1,000 bucks. And I was sure that my friends really had so much fun.
I can’t contain my happiness when I saw some of my team mates came over. They were my new team mates, I was not able to my invite my team mates of my previous work but I will make it up on the next day with some of my closest.
People start out as small children that cannot wait for their next birthday to become another year older. As young children they wish they were teens so they can work, drive, and do all the cool stuff their older siblings get to do. Then when they hit their twenties, and even on into their thirties, they are completely comfortable. Then one day it happens. You wake up and realize you are not that same blossoming young girl. Use the following advice to age gracefully.
Don’t Fight It
The aging process is completely natural, and it is actually possible to look more beautiful as you get older. The trick is to not fight it. Your beauty routine will change. The make-up that was always you favorite, may not be working for you now. That’s okay. Don’t insist on wearing high heels if your feet won’t cooperate, and wear those bifocal reading glasses if you have to. You’ll find stylish frames online from retailers like Dynasol Eyewear.
Dressing appropriately doesn’t mean you have to start wearing house dresses and support hose. Simply tweak your existing wardrobe. Don’t be that person that looks like a teen from the back and then scares everyone when they turn around. Wear shorts a bit longer, choose wider straps on your tanks, and skip the novelty tees out in public. Have fun and stay trendy with your accessories rather than the actual clothing.
Avoid the Bitterness
It’s easy at any age to grow bitter with the world. It feels like it continually tries to knock you down, but keep that youthful outlook throughout your lifetime. Rather than always looking back and wishing you were still there, embrace today. Remind yourself of the blessings you have gathered over time, and focus on those that are currently in your life. Constant complaining will only drive people away. Socialize with friends that make you feel upbeat.
If you don’t fight your age, dress appropriately, and resist the urge to be bitter, you’ll find that every decade is wonderful. Beauty doesn’t stop at a certain age. Just like the teenager experimenting with hair, make-up, and the latest styles, you need to experiment until you discover the most attractive you.
Life begins at forty but I am stuck, I should do whatever things I needed to do but I feel like I am still not moving forward. I am still on the same phase where everyone found me a long time, I thought by this age I already explore the world but nope I am not. I am telling you, there’s a part of my life that I felt so depressed, I felt so left out and I struggle a lot, yes I have my own personal issues.
But I composed myself, I tried so hard to just let things flow, even though I did not achieve the dreams I wanted to have from before, life will go on. My kids are with me and that’s the most important thing in the world. So I went back to work, trying to suit myself for this new adventure and for two years I survived.
I think I will not stop working until my body will weaken, but I am hopeful that my kids are already achieving their goals, when the day comes. Their dream is my dream and I am here to always support them. And who knows they will be the one to explore the world, they will be the one to travel and experience other cultures, the dream that I thought I can get.
Does really life begins at forty? Does it mean adventure, fun or travel? Or is it just a continuation of another struggle? Whatever it brings me, one thing I realized, dreaming is not only reaching for the things you really want, it can be achieve, when your kids will be the one to achieve it for you. And then I would say my life is perfect after all.