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  • Larissa Martin

This Is For The People Who Say ‘You’re Getting Old’

Guess what? Yes, I am and so is everyone else. So what? It’s not so bad. Yes, you get older. Everything aches, your hair might be starting to turn gray, and you’re not as young as you used to be.

But we are all going to have to deal with it at some time in our lives.

So instead of the negative self-talk that we frequently do especially on birthdays, embrace your age. Turn it into a positive. Look back on your accomplishments and look forward to what’s to come because that is far more important than saying something that is bound to happen no matter what you think about it.

Age is just a number.

That is what I think we should feel as a society. But we focus on getting older more than we do living our best lives and doing what we find rewarding to us because it’s easier to say that then live the life you truly want just because you think you’re too old. Or it may be used as an excuse to prevent a big change, whether it might be moving to a new state, traveling, or starting a new job.

Yes, age can be a big factor but if you don’t try it you will never find out how it went. Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean life stops. It means you have lived a life that has had ups and downs but you made it through and you want to see what’s next in your story. Once we all stop dreading getting older and complaining about what we haven’t done by a certain age, we can truly embrace our age and start a new chapter in your life. We can truly learn what it means to live the life you have always wanted to live and not let age define your life experiences.

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