As cliche as it sounds, age really is just a number. This weekend I turned 37. It sounds SO old to me. But why don’t I feel that old? Well…in some ways, I do…
I’ve been a wife for almost 11 years. I’m a mother of three beautiful kids. I have new gray hairs sprouting all the time. My skin isn’t the same. My body definitely isn’t the same. I’m often tired and sometimes burnt out. But with all of that aside (it’s a lot to put aside lol), I really don’t feel that old.
When I was in my 20s, I was full of self doubt. I was always looking into my future thinking about what I was going to do, what did I even want to do with my life? I was insecure at times. I was definitely immature at times. But, I always did what I was “supposed” to do. I got a great job after graduating. I got married to an amazing guy who is still my best friend. I had kids and left my career to be home with them. All of these things make me who I am today and I wouldn’t change a single thing.
Now, as I finish out my 30s (that is scary to say out loud!), I feel better than I ever have. I think the one thing I was lacking in my early 30s was taking time for myself. I have never exercised regularly and consistently until this past year. I always felt guilty leaving my family to make time for something that didn’t have to do with being a mom! I’ve learned now (after having three kids lol) that in order to be a great wife and mom, I NEED time for myself. And now, as I’ve begun my blogging journey over the last few months, I’m remembering the things that I love to do.
Don’t get me wrong, the number 37 sounds scary to me. It means I’m almost 40! But the truth is, I feel more content and confident now than I ever did when I was younger. I accept my flaws, I cherish the life that I live and all of the people in it, and to me- Age really is just a number.