Here are some of the things that get better with age: wine, cheese, art piece, and designer handbags.
How about biological age? – I guess you can argue both ways.
Here are some benefits:
You have higher self-respect.
You are wiser in life.
You have a greater sense of well-being (*cough* money *cough*).
Or, perhaps, you are naturally better at things with more experience (sex anyone?).
But there are also some drawbacks:
You have more wrinkles.
You don’t lose weight as easily.
You keep on forgetting (what was I saying?…).
Or, perhaps, suddenly reading small print becomes a challenge.
So, what does it mean to be in your thirties?
Here’s what I really think — It doesn’t matter.
But this is what aging taught me:
In anything, there’s always a good side and a not-so-good side.
You can’t ever bring back your past no matter how much you delve on it.
You can’t reverse anything that already happened to you.
And, most importantly, if you can’t be happy today, you certainly won’t be happy in the future.
“The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.” – Hervey Allen
So, let’s celebrate our thirties to the maximum — Shall we?
About Sonia Young Yim:
A wanna-be writer who’s still finding her voice. A once disgruntled employee who’s all about non-conformity. And a minimalist gal who advocates a life of simplicity. Please visit her blog www.startsimplifying.com to know more about her. And it’s her birthday today! Show her some love!