Why I Love Getting Older

 
I embrace getting older and share my wisdom on why you should not devalue your age. // www.ElleTalk.com
 

Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm someone who loves living a life full of color and joy. Today, I turned 27, that's my late twenties! That's crazy to me, and I don't mean in that way a lot of people do. To me another birthday, a higher number, it's not a negative thing. I hate when people feel terrible about getting older, or really look down on it. When did we put such a negative value on aging? 

To me getting older is a way of looking at the amazing, and beautiful things you've accomplished in your time. This is when I make my real resolutions, not on New Year's Day. "What am I going to do in 27 to make it awesome? What did I accomplish at 26 that I can add to in 27?" Getting older is a personal journey, and what you do with your time is for you. I don't believe in comparing my successes and failures to those of my age. That's dumb, and honestly not a fair system for judgement. One life, does not fit all. 

I embrace getting older and share my wisdom on why you should not devalue your age. // www.ElleTalk.com
I embrace getting older and share my wisdom on why you should not devalue your age. // www.ElleTalk.com

Aging is something I've chosen to embrace. In 27 years I've graduated college TWICE, I've gotten married, I've managed to keep a dog alive, I've made my own very small business, I've lived 1000 miles away from my family for 6 years, I've learned to wakeboard, I've found a love for photography, and a whole lot of other crazy things. I've had a lot of failures too because I'm not perfect. See the life I'm living is the one I want to be living. No one wrote a handbook for it, but the one I'm writing along the way. 

So, 27. What am I going to do with you? First I will pop champagne because every birthday demands a celebration. Then we're going to wear a birthday crown because you're still a human. We're going to cuddle our sweet pup even if she doesn't want to. We will pack up our lives in boxes and move into our first home. Then we will learn 3 new hobbies this year. We will travel somewhere we love. We will take our creativity serious and make our small business a little less small. After that, the options are endless for this year, and half the fun is in what is to come. 

I embrace getting older and share my wisdom on why you should not devalue your age. // www.ElleTalk.com
I embrace getting older and share my wisdom on why you should not devalue your age. // www.ElleTalk.com

I like aging, call me crazy but I do. I like knowing I've added another chapter in my book. I hope I never wake up and de-value my age and what it's brought me. Plus I'm over halfway to an AARP card and a senior citizen discount. SCORE!

I'll leave you with this? What will you do with this next year of life to make it awesome? Leave your comments below.

*This post is not sponsored by Home Depot or La Mararca but if either want's to hook a girl up, it is my birthday. That would be a great gift.

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