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4.22.2013

Quote of the Week: How Old


Good question, Satchel Paige. I'd have to say that thoughts on this vary from day to day. Some days I catch myself sitting on the couch and playing videogames for hours on end and wonder what an outside observer would think of me. "Damn high school kids. Can't they go do something constructive with their time?"

Other times, I'm staring at a party invite and looking at the clock on the day of the event...wondering how tired I'll be when party time rolls around. I'll start thinking about how it's a weekday. How I need more sleep. How I'm so awkward at social events anyway. How all the young kids will be having a ball...and then I'm 90.

I'll watch a movie from my childhood and feel like I'm 10...or, in the case of yesterday, be sitting with my husband and discussing mortgages and children over a balanced brunch...and then I'm my actual age. 32.

When people ask me how old I am, I usually make them guess. It's because I don't get offended whether they tell me I'm likely to be 70 or likely to be 15. I'm flattered either way because there are perks and characteristics at each end of the spectrum, people!

Most people say something like 23. I chalk that up to smiling a lot and making lots of unflattering, goofy faces because that's generally what I do during conversations. That and working in social media has really kept me up to speed on everything that's the haps on any given day. Memes, new Internet-created words, ad campaigns, obscure whatevers, quotes from reality shows...you know how it goes.

But, seriously, after a belated birthday surprise party that happened this weekend (big thanks to Husband Charles and BFF, Jessie, for making it so wonderful), I started thinking about my age. I know lots of 30-something's that are incredibly vivacious and don't come off as old at all. I know other 30-something's that seem older than they are...usually because they're totally hung up on their age. I'm not exactly sure why. It's just a number...that saying has stood the test of time for a reason.

Much like your worth...as in "you're only worth as much as you say you're worth" (when it comes to career negotiations and such...I would even use this term in relationship building), I also say that you're only as old as you feel. So, with that in mind, I'll say at this very moment I'm feeling like I'm 25. Tomorrow may be different, but that's where I'm at today.

Hope you're feelin' the enthusiasm of a 10 year old and the wisdom of a 100 year old! Have a great week! xo!

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