OMG! I’m Almost 35!

Sometime around 3am today I woke up and had a realization. Most people who wake out of their sleep that early have epiphanies, but not me! No, I had a realization. I realized that in two years I will be thirty-five.

I’m not sure why the idea of being two years older woke me out of my sleep. Turning thirty-five isn’t a big deal, right? I was fine turning twenty-five. I was even fine with turning thirty. So, why is it bothering me to the point of restless nights?

Maybe it’s because I hear myself often say that music nowadays isn’t as good as it was when I was younger. Maybe it’s because I think kids today are dressing way too old for their age. Maybe it’s because the other day a teenager asked me, “How are you, ma’am?” When did I become a ma’am? I wanted to tell him to not call me ma’am, but that’s like telling someone to not be polite and you hardly hear children, let alone teenagers, use ma’am anymore. So, I just accepted being a ma’am and told him I was fine.

Of course, after that I had to go home and look in the mirror. Am I really starting to look my age? I was always happy that I looked younger than what I really am. Has time finally caught up with me? I don’t have wrinkles or gray hair (ok, maybe that one strand that I’ve had for years) and I still shop in the junior section (hey, don’t judge me), but I do notice a change. I see an older me. Not older to the point where I’m unrecognizable, but older to where I see that I have lived.

Is thirty really the new twenty? Is age really just a number? Am I really as old as I feel? No, no, and no! Do I just say that to make myself feel better about aging? Yes, yes, and yes! Thirty is still thirty. Age is more than just a number because getting older comes with more responsibilities. I am as old as I really am and there is no fountain of youth to change that, at least not yet.

So, why such a big deal with turning thirty-five? I guess it shouldn’t be such a big deal. I’m still the same person I was five, ten, and even fifteen years ago. My point of view may have changed on a few things and I have more responsibilities, but I am the same old Kendra who loves spending time with friends and family. I’m the same old Kendra who loves a good laugh and to make others laugh. I’m the same old Kendra who closes one eye when watching scary movies and laughs at corny movies. I’m the same old Kendra and I will always be Kendra! Time nor age can change that, so I guess turning thirty-five really isn’t all that scary.


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6 thoughts on “OMG! I’m Almost 35!

  1. Kendra, I am going to be 35 in June! YIKES!!! I find myself struggling as I creep closer to this age as well. I totally relate to this post and I’ve come to realize that my body is actually younger as I age! In my maturing I have learned to appreciate this one body I get. I have one shot at taking care of it. Every year I improve on my health. The way I see it, better health and care = better function = YOUNGER!!! That is the exact reason I have my blog :) … to encourage others, and myself to keep our body young! Come for a visit anytime!
    Ashley
    AshleyBensonFitness.com

    • Hi, Ashley! I love your outlook and you are completely right. I think as we get older we become more conscious about our health and not as reckless as when we were younger. I’ll be sure to check out you blog! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Oh hell girl, I’m gonna be 50 in two years. lol But I know what you mean. It’s a weird feeling. No long in your 20s and the 30s were okay as long as you were on the first half, right? Now you’re heading into second half territory and that leads to 40. But I can tell you that I don’t feel like I’m in my 40s and truly, these years aren’t bad. Because I have a greater sense of self and less tolerance for BS. I don’t sweat the small stuff as much. Well…sometimes. ;) Happy 35th birthday and enjoy yourself! Thanks for linking to my Monday Hop!

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