About age without sadness

I always looked younger than my age. Thanks to my parents.

For the first 25 years of my life, I didn’t think about numbers of my age. There were times when I shocked people with my real age.

When I turned 30, I didn’t like the age figures anymore. I tried to erase them from my memory. I rarely thought about them – on my birthdays or at a doctor’s appointments.

One day, when I was at work,  a friend came to my colleague. We started talking and suddenly (OMG!) the conversation turned to age. I must have told her the truth, because her screaming Aaah was heard in the next Department. Of course, the partitions between departments were thin. But … the girl was actually in shock. She thought she was talking to someone her own age, not a woman 10 years older than her.

Since then, I boldly lowered my age by 5-7 years (depending on the situation), everyone believed. 

Now that I’m in my 40s, I find myself losing track. It’s so unimportant that I keep forgetting how old I am. And if someone asks, I do the math in my head. I think that my brain just protects me from unpleasant emotions.

Once  I saw a quote, unfortunately I do not remember the author, “I have reached the age when I decide how old I am”. I read it and fell in love with it. It seems that I have been living by this principle for a long time.

My Friend Marina Ushatskaya

In my opinion, the most important part in this quote is “I decide for myself”.

Hence the affirmation was born – This morning I decide from what position I will live this day.

What is your today or/and favorite affirmation?

Author: Elena

Hi, My name is Elena. I am Russian living in the US. My blog is about my life and experience. This is my new hobby. So, please, don't be too hard on me. Thanks

4 thoughts on “About age without sadness”

  1. 🙂
    I’m 38 years old now but I can’t imagine that I’m 38 and I freak out when someone asks me about my age because I just don’t feel that I’m 38, I feel much younger. Luckily, I also look a bit younger (although the last few months probably made me 5 years older) 😁
    Nice light article 🙂

      1. It can be a concern for a man too because men so get social pressure from many people around them. You also start to feel it as a man when you slowly start to get further away from a certain age group and to enter a new one, your interests and concerns become different. For example, now I started to worry about retirement. What am I going to do when I’m 65? Which is something I never ever through about before. Add to that the expectations from people. For example, I’m not married yet I’m expected to have a wife and probably a bunch of kids by now but that didn’t happen yet (for some reasons). I’m comfortable with that and I totally accept it. Actually, I’m happy and if it happens then that’s ok, if not, so what! The problem is, the pressure you get from the society as people usually expect you to achieve something in life at a certain age (such as a family and kids). So it’s a concern for everybody and time is running fast:-)))

        1. I know… My husband told me that one morning he understood that he doesn’t have the same energy anymore. And don’t worry about people expectation, you cannot please everyone. My husband got married in his early 50-es, so what? As long as you are happy… My case is different. With my American I can be myself and I love it! But my age and appearance make me feel upset. But what can I do? I can decided ……

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