Y: Youth

I’m 30 going on 31 and only in the last couples did I accept the fact that I’m not young.  I’d identify myself with the younger crowd.  I never quite fit in with people my own age, so despite not quite fitting in now it just seemed normal.  But I realized it wasn’t the same.

Despite not liking ‘N Sync when it was big (or the Backstreet Boys) I know who they were – even some of their names and songs.  Now though, I couldn’t sing a line from a Taylor Swift song or give a name of a song or person from One Direction.

It’s amazing how seamlessly we age – go from baby to toddler to child to preteen to teenager to young adult/student to “adult” to middle aged to over the hill to senior citizen.

I never really had goals set for certain age, but I certainly believed I’d be self-sufficient years ago.  I rarely think about age, but I did decide to take 30 as a wake up call to help me actually accomplish some goals.  I’m starting to feel a little greatful for looking younger than I am so others don’t question so much of my failings.

One thought on “Y: Youth

  1. FYI, the 30s is a time of introspection in face reading in Chinese 5 element theory (which is what acupuncture is based on), and so it’s normal to examine your life and experience deep challenges during this time… it’s when many people get married, divorced, have kids, lose a job, buy a house, lose a house, so there’s deep inner work happening at this time. There’s a teacher named Barbara DeAngelis – she says we have soul accomplishments that are just as important as job promotions or external success.

    Also, congrats on getting to the letter Z! Reminder: there will be an A to Z Reflections round on May 4th. There will be a Linky for it on the main blog, so please look for it there! Please post your reflections on the challenge, visit others, and catch up on the blogs you didn’t have time to read!

    Team Macha, Helping Co-Host Zalka
    Maui Jungalow


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