March 11th. Another birthday to enter in the books. I tell ya, after my 25th birthday, they just weren’t that exciting anymore. And then the 30th one came…that’s when I noticed those pesky wrinkles really beginning to show up.
But as much as I might complain about getting older, there are a few great things that make those higher numbers seem not that all bad.
1. Confidence. When I was in my 20s, I dealt with a bunch of insecurities. Worrying about fitting in and being accepted were a high priority. It’s difficult to tell what exactly made me stop worrying about the opinion of others, but once I did, I was able to grown into my own skin…and it feels great!
2. Accepting my body. After having two kids, my body has definitely changed! For starters, my lady lumps will never look the same again. I have stretch marks to forever remind me of growing babies in my uterus. And gravity has begun to fight me. As far as I see it, I have two choices. Accept that this is my body now, or do something about it. I’m doing a combination of the two. The Tupler Technique has really helped with getting thing back to prebaby.
3. Finding style. Once I became accepting of my body, it was easy figuring out how to dress it. I learned easily what styles highlighted my features, and which ones did not. Understanding my body type was the key to finding my style.
4. Higher sense of self-worth. The older I get, the more I realize that I’m proud of who I’ve become. I understand who and what the most important things in my life are, and I’ve been focusing on creating the best quality life that I can.