Nothing can stop it.
Nobody can press pause.
No kings. No Queens.
Nobody has been able to stop AGING.
Nobody has been able to stop us from growing old.
No matter how much we want to stay young, it ain’t happening.
Someone yesterday told me…
You don’t know how it is to not be seen.
You don’t know how age can make you invisible.
I could never say that I do know how it is to be 20 years older, but what I can say is, that I have met young people who feel old, and I’ve met older people who feel like they’re on top of the world.
So what makes a person age without aging?
How is it possible for someone not to feel the loss of youth?
Is it possible at all?
I dare say that it is.
I dare say that we get to choose how we see ourselves.
I dare say that if you feel like you are too old to be successful, too old to be in love, too old to go on an adventure,
Then you are too old.
And people will see you this way as well.
I have to tell you when my husband died I was 34 years old, and I felt so old.
Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.
I could not see my life force.
I could not see how young I was.
I could not see I had my whole life ahead of me.
Why was I so blind?
Because the world around me was telling me that youth takes place in our 20s.
Because the world has been putting pictures of young adults on TV, on commercials, in magazines and they get to reflect many life experiences to us.
They get to show us how life looks like.
So when we stop looking 25, we start to feel old.
How do we even attempt to change that?
My goodness where do I begin?
Well, I will just start by saying your age does not define your life.
It is manufactured so it can define your expectations, your possibilites.
It is used by the world around you to put you in a box.
Don’t let them.
Don’t let them tell you how to be at what age.
Don’t let them scare you away from life.
Age is a counting formula, one we have created so we understand time. That’s all it is.
Don’t make it more significant. Don’t let your age, age you before its time.
To be honest with you, I agree with the saying: the youth is wasted on the young.
I could not do much with my youth as I didn’t have my age to give me advice.
Whoever told you it begins when you turn 18 was lying.
My life began when I turned 39. Not even a day before.
And there is a very good chance that it will begin again in my mid 50s.
And maybe once again in my 70s. I am planning on all my beginnings. I hope you are too.
When did your life begin?
All my love,