I Will Forever Be Young At Heart.
If you look up “big kid,” I seriously think you would see my face all over the place. I’m a huge Disney lover, I’d rather watch cartoons, and I try to enjoy life as much as possible.
I have depression and anxiety about basically everything, so I figured bringing out my inner child would help me deal with the stressful times. It’s also fun because I get to see things through my daughter’s eyes, and it’s truly a whole new experience.
I will also say that sometimes being an adult just plain sucks. It has its perks, of course, like wine and being able to do what I want, but it can still suck.
I can’t really eat the things I used to.
Just the other day, I was talking with a close friend. As my friend was sharing about their medical issues and describing their symptoms, I started thinking. I’m not really doing the things I need to be doing to take care of myself either! That was a true wake-up call. I have noticed that the things I would eat or drink in my younger days have a much harsher effect on me now. Thanks a lot heartburn and headaches.
Now in my late 30s, I try to meal prep so that I can be aware of my eating habits to stay healthy. It’s not easy, but I’m getting there.
Speaking of getting there with the meal preps, as an adult I understand that I need to become more disciplined in, well, everything! I’m not saying I’m irresponsible, but I have to remind myself I can’t always make an unexpected purchase whether it’s for me or my child. I must stick to the plan and remember the outcome is going to be greater.
My knees sure ain’t what they used to be!
In my younger days, I spent so much time on the dance floor. I would go to the local clubs, having so much fun dropping it to the floor! Don’t let Juvenile’s “Back That Thang Up,” come on! I was that one who would run from the parking lot to get in the middle of the dance floor backing it up. That was my song! Now I can barely squat without my knees cracking. Maybe it was the number of times I was backing my thang up, who knows? But I will say I’m still going to try to back it up, no matter how old I am.
I may be getting older, but I will still (in my mind) be young forever. Why am I letting my age get the best of me? Even though I may feel old some days, I need to just live and enjoy life. Even though I can’t do everything as I did in my teens and twenties, I need to continue to incorporate those healthy habits so I can have the energy to keep up with my daughter and give her the childhood she deserves by just being young at heart.