Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Okay, so today I was thinking maybe I should write a blog because it is my birthday and I want to reflect next year on my birthday and see the real progress. As of today I have lost about 22lbs and I have been doing really well with being mindful of what I eat. I just can't wait for all of this to become habit and second nature to me. But I know that in time anything is possible!!!!! I have dreaded this birthday almost as much as I dreaded turning 25. It's like getting older is a beautiful blessing and I am more than happy to still be here. I guess what I dreaded about getting here is the responsibilities that come with different ages. It's like society norms out rank individual choice. For instance, when two teenagers decided that they love each other, have been together for a couple of years and they decide they want a baby. The first thing the opposers say is that they are too young to make such a decision. Surely, I'm not promoting teen pregnancy. I am simply implying that who knows if the young couple will stay together until they are old and gray, and if they will make amazing parents. The only thing that society judges them on is their age. It goes both ways though. Like in the case of getting older. If a 40 year old mother of pre-teens go to the nightclub every weekend in lieu of spending time with her children, she is despised by society. The critics will say that she is a bad mother and that she is too old to party every weekend. Age is playing a major part because if she was a 20 yr old then it would not be judge as harshly because it is expected depending on your age. What people don't see about that 40 yr old mother is that she spends every week night with her children, helping them with their homework, doing family game night, reading to them before they sleep and just being there. But because society has an obsession with age and place responsiblities on individual because of it, people are judge merely on what other people view them as.
I just want to turn an age and not feel like I have to have certain things ( house, husband and kids) just because most people my age have that. I want people to stop pretending that just because they are getting older means that they know the secrets to life. Or that somehow they are wiser because they have years over me. I have met alot of amazing people in my life and it had nothing to do with their age the wisdom they carried with them. People learn and absorb at different speeds, that's what helps us all connect. I have one life and I just want to live it to my expectations and not anyone else!!!!!
"It is not about how long you have lived on earth that makes you wise, it's about the lessons learned, the inspiring people and the amazing blessings from God that gives a person wisdom."-----Me
God is Awesome!!!!!!!