Monday, July 6, 2009
The pros and cons of being 45
Today I celebrate my 45th birthday. Wheeeee. Do you like the picture? That was me, approximately 30 years ago. A friend from high school who found me via FaceBook sent it to me. That was taken in her house. I have to say the perm ROCKED. How better to celebrate turning 45 than putting a picture up from one of your more awkward moments in time.
I am not particularly sensitive about my age. I figure there isn't much I can do about being any particular age, it is what it is. I do find myself FEELING my age here and there - like when chasing a 2 year old around. I was sitting with him on the couch over the weekend, and as I stood up to go get play dough out of the closet, something went "PINGpopBOING" in my left knee and caused pain ever so momentarily. I yelped of course, and Cooper piped up from the couch "You OK?" Of course I was, and am. I need to more yoga, and get things stretched out more.
But here are things I like about being 45:
I am very comfortable in my skin.
I don't feel the need to be a people pleaser unless I WANT to be a people pleaser.
I am way more relaxed about life in general than I was 10 or 20 years ago. Things have a way of working out.
I own a home.
My car insurance is lower than it would be if I was 25.
No one expects me to play competitive sports. Not that they did before, but they definitely don't now.
I don't get perms anymore.
Things I don't like about being 45:
My eyes seem to have betrayed me. I need reading glasses. Actually, I needed them early on in life, like at age 7 because I was far sighted. I outgrew it for awhile, but now it is here to stay.
My knees make funny noises and complain when I get up from having been sitting for awhile.
Hello flibby flabby bits.
My staff brought in Birthday Bagels this morning. It is a tradition I started awhile ago. Cake is so old news. Assorted bagels with a variety of schmear, now that says HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Later today I hope to be having eggplant parmesan from The Chateau, a local establishment, and birthday pie. When offered the choice of dessert pastry to celebrate a birthday, I will always go for pie over cake.
Hope you all have a lovely day.
Posted by mkosboth at 1:29 PM