Act Your Age!

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

We often go through life judging ourselves on how many trips around the sun we have taken. “Ahhh I’m almost 30!” “Oh my gosh, I am ‘over the hill!'” “Wow, I’m getting OLD!” But what if age didn’t matter, or what if you didn’t know how old you were? Would your life be different?

Our society is taught certain milestones that we must reach and at what age we must reach them.  Graduate from high school by 18 years old; go to college and get a degree/good paying job by age 25; get married and start a family by age 30; retire by age 65. It’s hard not to conform to this way of thinking, but I wish I wouldn’t.

I’m 28 and I definitely don’t feel like it! I’ve always been young at heart. Personally, sometimes I feel like I act 20 or so. I believe I am still afraid of the world and taking chances..kind of like a young adult. I have that yearning to get married and start a family, but then I look in the mirror and wonder if I am mature enough? I watch my friends and how they interact with their children and I wonder if I am ready? I’m certainly not in a hurry and I know that sometimes in life, there is no amount of preparation to get you ready for having children. Sometimes you just have to dive in. I might be 32 by the time I have my first child, and you know what…who cares?! As long as I am happy, healthy, and mentally ready, it doesn’t matter how old I am because age is just a number anyway – not a lifestyle.

So I will leave you with this, there’s no need to conform to society and give yourself milestones based on your age; it only puts pressure on yourself and causes undue stress. Listen to your heart and mind and ask yourself this, “how old I be if I didn’t know how old I was?”



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2 responses to “Act Your Age!

  1. John Nevada Lundemo

    Jenna Noel…You’ve nailed it here. Kinda like my philosophy in life — age has never really mattered much…No matter what.
    Nice writing. Great insights…
    And truly, “It’s All the Little things in Life…Along the Way”.

    • Thanks Dad. This was actually an older thought of mine (since I have not touched this blog in awhile…) but I loved the thought and wanted to post it. 🙂 I’ve always admired your outlook on life and I love you!

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