Well, tomorrow, Ronnie turns 58.
Can you believe that?!?
It’s actually not a bad age if you split the numbers in half because I do feel between 5 and 8 years old.
Funny, because when I was a kid and my mother turned 40, she said, “I know I’m 40 years old now, but I still feel like a teenager.”
At the time, I thought, “Hell woman….you’re OLD!” I didn’t know what she meant until I turned 40 and still felt like a teenager myself.
There is a part of us, that no matter how old we get, stills feel like we did when we were a child.
Yes, you do start to notice how your body shifts and changes as you progress in age. Like, the need for reading glasses, or the need to change your diet in some way, or constantly forgetting why you walked into a room because your memory is only working on 1 GB.
These things will inevitably happen to all of us because it’s a natural part of the physical aging process.
Our hair turns gray and thins; we start to notice lines on our face; our breasts deflate and our testicles hang down to our knees.
But do you know how I honestly feel about those things?
I wouldn’t ever want to trade those things to be a youngster again because back then I didn’t know shit. Yes, my skin was tighter and my reading sight might have been better, but getting older has given me a GREATER vision. Not with my eyes, but with my soul.
I also feel like I have more energy, more passion, and more of a sense of playfulness than I did when I was younger.
Additionally, I feel like I know myself better.
I think the important thing when it comes to aging is to embrace the physical process of things we can’t control. And at the same time, never letting go of the child within because that’s what keeps us forever curious, forever growing, and forever young.
Allowing ourselves to graduate in age.
But also allowing space for the child.
Thank you all for being a BIG part of my life. I look forward to spending my 58th year with you...X