The Aging Face and the Youthful Heart

Birthday #2 with the Grandies

It’s my birthday today and although I’m happy to grow another year older and I’m not really concerned with my onward march through middle age, I do see the years catching up in the mirror. I see my mum and my grandmother looking back at me in different parts of my face. It’s funny how that works.
One day it’s not there, then bam it is. Of course that’s not how it happens but when you look at something everyday you don’t always see the changes.

I still feel 20

My 21st celebration

It’s also funny how you don’t feel older. I still feel like my 20 year old self. Sure I’m wiser and have had many experiences but I don’t feel like I’m charging through my 4th decade.  Being able to remember events from 20, even 30 years or more ago is a little bit surreal.

I wish I could go back and tell my 20 year old self a few things……. the journey would have been different if I knew then what I know now but it doesn’t work like that does it. 🙂

I probably wouldn’t have drunk so much and I would have been kinder to myself and stood up for what I wanted more but then I wouldn’t be me.

Wouldn’t change a thing

Doing all that stuff, making all those mistakes brought me here, to this place and this day. I know that and I’m thankful to all who helped me get here.

I’m happy and healthy and loved…….. and on your birthday that is all you can ask for

Not bad for an old chick

right? ……well maybe the iphone 5?  yeah I had to ask.

Birthday Roses……

So Happy Birthday to Me, and thank you to all who love me, support me and make me feel special, even when I make it hard to do so. 🙂



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