I’m 35 as of last week. I think that may be the first time I’ve said it in conversation. I am not an age obsessed person at all. I really think it’s about how you feel and how you live life. There are “old” 30-ers and “young” 60 somethings.
Am I old? Of course not.
I know that, you know that. Sometimes, though, of late…I’m not sure my body knows that. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m in bad shape. But does anyone else around this age see some distinct differences between now, and say, 25? Isn’t just a bit more difficult waking up after a late-ish night? I don’t even mean 4AM, I mean maybe midnight or 1AM. You’re just not 100% right, just a little bit off.
Part of it has to be waking up and getting the kids ready for the day, for sure. Maybe you hit the snooze one more time or need a little extra bit of coffee, but something is just not the same. Friends of mine say that hitting 40 is the big one as far as “life changes” go…you really start to feel the creaks in the bones a bit more. I don’t know if that is truly the case, but I do know that that cannot be a good thing.
I guess all we can do is try and do the best we can. I’m blessed with a lot going on…friends, family, work…nothing to complain about. I guess there’s the old saying “You Can Sleep When You’re Dead.” But…a little power nap once in a while wouldn’t hurt either.