I just took a look at my profile: I'm twenty-six years old. I turned twenty six on June 19 (BTW thanks to said happy birthday to me at the time!) But now I'm officially on the late side of my twenties! Kinda scary! It's weird when you imagine yourself in your late twenties when you are a kid: a solid family, good job, looking good, with superior knowledge. And then you reached that age and you are not impressed by yourself, but even that I realize is okay!

When I was younger I was a bit more fascinated about what's cool, what new music to listen to, what tv shows to watch. But when you get older you realize nobody is really cool or hip! You find some new joy in finding things that make you happy regardless of the age, how it looks, or where it came from. Perhaps I'm talking a bit abstract, but that is how I really feel about being older! I just love being a human being, in constant search to be fulfilled!

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Comment by Ron Edwards on July 21, 2009 at 9:30am
Happy Belated B-Day Jennifer!! I remember going through basicly the same thing you are talking about, although in my case that was over 20 years ago. I think I can offer some advice to help you cope... If you have any friends who are older, say 28, 29, 30.... hangout with them more often. Think about their age compared to yours. Think about how lucky you are to be a few years behind them and that you still have thoughs few years to look forward to that they don't. I'm not telling you to wash their face in it but think about these things and keep it to yourself, don't gloat openly about your younger age in front of them, you wouldn't want to hurt their feelings but by doing these same things has helped me deal with aging ever since I was your age. Life is for the living, enjoy this short time you have alive and live it for every minute, stop worrying so much about your age. Enjoy, share, love and try hard to do things that you will be remembered for, even if that only means leaving memorys for your loved ones. Believe me, you are still very young and you have plenty of time to do great things, Stop worrying!!!
Comment by LaRae Meadows on July 20, 2009 at 8:20pm
You are a dinosaur now. Probably shouldjust pack it in!
Comment by Nate on July 20, 2009 at 9:57am
You find some new joy in finding things that make you happy regardless of the age, how it looks, or where it came from. Perhaps I'm talking a bit abstract, but that is how I really feel about being older! I just love being a human being, in constant search to be fulfilled!

That sounds rather "spiritual", Jennifer.

Just kidding. I know you're not into that. Happy Birthday! Glad you're finding some joy in existence.

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