Why I’m not afraid of getting older (and neither should you)
Excuse me as I eat this olive while viewing the vineyards of Tuscany…
I’ve always desired to be 55, sipping some special drink I found in Spain (or Italy), slowly eating Greek olives with caviar on cream cheese/water crackers, while contemplating how much I’ve accomplished. Never once have I wanted an unfulfilled, boring, mundane, and unthoughtful lifestyle. I’ve also always done everything in my power to live life more abundantly.
While we should make the most out of every moment with laughter or happiness, you’ll never find me passed out drunk or doing drugs at a club. It’s just not me. Never has been. I literally remember being 13 wishing I was 40 already so I could enjoy life at being 40. I was never into what everyone else my age was into, it just had no appeal. Pero, don’t get me wrong and take me for a boring type. I adore throwing parties and traveling often! However, I love planning for big things, and seeing them come about. Always been a dreamer, forever a student. When it came to college, I chose to do online so I wouldn’t be living your usual “college life”.
Nothing pains me more than to see grown adults act like they’re still in high school. That mentality, lifestyle, and waste of time has always bothered me. Then again, that’s just me. You might literally have been completely opposite of me, but still enjoy getting older! Good for you, at least you’re enjoying life as the beauty it is. Most people are so worried about things in their life, but don’t realize that they wouldn’t have to worry about it if they didn’t follow what society told them they should have in the first place! I have visions, goals, aspirations, and drive that leads me far from the house at times. I want to be able to cook with my husband one-day for fun, and if I have time. Not, as something “mandatory” or expected of me. I never want to pick my kids up from school, because I find it utterly disgusting to hear about bullying that is now ever so prevalent (Also, I would be despised at parents meetings. *cue the high heels, my Friyay margaritas, and love for muscle cars). I’d rather find tutoring options for online schooling, like I loved doing growing up. Just look at how awesome I turned out. ;)
White picket fences scare me, and suburban living makes me have anxiety beyond belief (literally, the claustrophobia I have makes me feel like I’m stuck in a fish bowl). You see, I know what I don’t want, to know what I DO want. Most people fear age because they never fulfilled their desires throughout life, or took a path less than the best. Just because society tries to guilt-trip you into marrying that wrong person for the sake of marriage, you might be regretting it or contemplating your what-if’s twenty years down the road. Never be afraid of being different, unique, and paving your own path in life that is tailored to fit who you are.
Why am I not afraid of getting older, you might ask? I’ll finally get that senior discount for this caviar lunch and Lambrusco wine.