Sunday, May 15, 2011

How old are you?

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

I recently read this somewhere and literally just stood there re-reading it and thinking about what my answer would be. I know I sometimes get caught up with the whole age thing...I mean the entire purpose of my blog in the beginning revolved around my turning 30. So to read this statement/question really rattled something inside of me.

I just don't think there is a straight answer to this question and that is probably the point of it...to get you to really think about yourself and how old you live your life. Age really is just a number when you think of it from this prospective. Plus there are days when I live my life like a 21 year old, and then there are days I live my life like a 65 year old...it really just depends. I would have to say that for the majority of my life i have lived and acted older than i really was or am, even though i am often told i look younger than i actually am (which i am not complaining about at all!)

The older i have gotten the more i think about age...at some point you wake up realizing your life will not go on forever and that ticking clock gets louder and louder and that list of things you keep meaning to do before you die gets longer and dustier.

How old would I be if I didn't know how old I was...I guess my answer would be: If i woke up tomorrow not knowing anything about my actual age I would probably look at my life and assume i was younger than i actually am because in my mind and expectations i always assumed at the age of 30 i would be living a different life than i am living right now. I would assume because i don't have a husband, kids, a house i would have to be younger than 30. now of course that is not fair at all...but that is my honest answer.

In the end this question has really just got me thinking...I need to start living with a little more intention... What age would you be if you had no idea what age you actually are???

Another quote I read today: Age is just a question of mind over matter, if you don't mind it doesn't matter!

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