I am not there quite yet, but really, I am happy about the fact that I am aging. As simple as that.
Back in 2011, Jane Fonda shared her prospective about ” Life’s third act”, as I age, the staircase seems to be more aparent and I keep on climbing, one stair, one smile and one day at the time. Since March 2014, life became so much more ejoyable, challenging and exciting that aging makes me happy.
All my teens insecurities are gone. My twenties challenges deleted. Finally my thirties having to prove myself completely vanished. However, my fourties confidence is here to stay. I have to share that I am lucky and blessed to have had a solid foundation, a fantastic upbringing and a family that allowed me to do and to be EVERYTHING that I ever wanted. No! I garante you I was not spoiled, I never had a bunch of money or material things that most of my friends had ( and I always wanted…. ). I had enough. Enough to make me realize that nothing comes easy in life.
The one thing that is more apparent and obvious, is my dislike to have a party, a dinner or any type of gathering to celebrate ” ME, ME, ME “. I enjoy my birthday, I just do not need an audience. Now, as I age, I am less narcissistic, less egocentric and a lot less self centered…. But I still like my birthday, I like my life and I like celebrating it everyday, not only on my birthday.
As my birthday approaches, and I am almost 45 years young, gratitude is the exact feeling that comes to mind, I might have another 45 to go, and if is anything like the past 45, I just can not wait!
Here is the link of the outstanding Jane Fonda TED talk from 2011…I hope you enjoy. XOXO
PS: This post has not been edited by MF, my loyal and dear editor, so please forgive the spelling and/or grammar mistakes! 🙂