I’m turning 32 in a couple of weeks’ time.
If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that a couple of months ago things in my personal life changed pretty dramatically (if not, you can read about that here) and that I’ve had to reevaluate just about everything I thought I knew. So with my newfound wisdom I present to you five things that are definitely better/easier/more amazing now than they would have been five or ten years ago.
I feel very free to do whatever I need/want to do, because I am actually reasonably smart and responsible now. That means even my more offbeat decisions are met with understanding and respect (well, most of the time), because the people around me know that I would have put some thought into it.
I don’t compare myself with others that much anymore. We all have special qualities (I promise you’ll find it in the people around you if you take the time to look for it) but we really don’t have to be drones and clones. I can sit next to the skinny girl in the short-shorts without feeling bad about myself. I can be sincerely thrilled for others when they accomplish things that I would have loved to achieve myself. You do you, boo.
I’ve started taking care of my health because I actually want to. I’m never going to resemble a Brazilian supermodel, but I realised I want to be more comfortable in my skin, and that involves being fitter and healthier. I voluntarily exercise now (well, probably only twice a week but that’s twice a week more than before) and as I’m typing there’s a green juice on the desk next to me since I’ve learnt it’s an easy way to get in most of my daily veggies.
I’m a better judge of character. Way, way, better. It seems like with every passing year it’s easier to spot those insincere ‘friends’ and people who are just generally bad for you.
I’ve grown a thicker skin. I’ll probably always be a little on the sensitive side, but with the years I’ve learnt to take things in stride – that the feedback from my colleague is constructive criticism and not an insult, and that I don’t have to take everything to heart that people say to me/about me.
I’d love to know how old you are and what you love about your age? Have a little think about it and then keep an eye on my Facebook page this week for a competition in collaboration with Lancome Genifique #LoveYourAge. I reviewed their Advanced Genifique serum last week, it’s over here if you missed it.
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