I know a lot of people stress about getting older, but I have to say, I'm really enjoying this age. I feel like I have finally grown into myself, if that makes any sense. I'm comfortable with who I am. My twenties were fun, but my thirties are more "real." I just feel comfortable in my own skin, which is something I didn't feel in my twenties.
Two weeks ago, one of my best friends posted pictures from her wedding on Facebook. The wedding was ten years ago, just as I was turning 26. When I looked at the pictures, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Most people look back on pictures of themselves from their early to mid twenties and wish for their old bodies or their youthful faces, but I looked at that picture with disgust. I was so unhealthy, and it showed. I smoked, drank a lot, ate horribly and I was about 30 pounds heavier. I just didn't look good.
When I commented on the picture, I said:
Wow! I can't say I'm happy to see this picture of myself on facebook, but since I LOVE you it's OK. At least I can say that after 10 years and two kids, I'm actually in better shape and healthier than I was that day.
That's the thing that impresses me the most. I am in way better shape than I was ten years ago.
When I say I can't fit into jeans I wore in college, it's not because they're too small...it's because they're too big.
Getting older isn't always a bad thing!