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.
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?