What is a “Forever Age”?
Let me explain…
A “Forever Age” is something that I made up. It’s that age you feel that you are at heart; the age you would choose to be if you had a choice. It’s that magical year, the one that stands out.
Tomorrow is my birthday, in fact, in some time zones it already is my birthday!
Each year on my birthday, I am amazed that another year has gone by so fast. How can I possibly be ___ years old?!? I swear I was just celebrating my 23rd birthday!
23 is my “Forever Age”.
When I turned 23 something changed in me. It was a really great year/age. There was some sort of shift when I was 23. I wasn’t too young (so I thought) and I was really starting to feel like an adult. An adult that was confidant, responsible(ish) and life was good. Life was fun, easy and carefree.
These are the things I know now and wish that I had appreciated then. I wish the 33-year-old me (ugh…I just admitted my real age!) could have told the 23-year-old me to enjoy those days a little more, to not take it all so seriously and that time flies whether or not we are having fun.
I wouldn’t change a thing. I’d never trade this life (even with the bumps in the road) to be the 23-year-old me again, but I can still feel that 23-year-old inside me. I am still fun, happy, carefree, full of curiosity and looking forward to many more adventures.
Having a “Forever Age” keeps me young at heart, or so I think.
As I turn 33, I will embrace another year to celebrate. Maybe 33 will be my new 23!
Do you have a “Forever Age”? What made that year so special to you?