Just so my readers are aware, I am posting this morning via my phone. I do not normally write my blog posts with my phone. I prefer to write them at my computer, early in the morning, with a mug of coffee that keeps me awake & motivated. My typing skills at my computer are excellent, and I’m talking speed wise. I realize that I’ve had many typos in blogs past, run on sentences when my brain is working faster then my fingers, and also some incomplete thoughts. However, as I continue to write this out on my cell phone (in a car, I might add), I am realizing this is not as enjoyable for me and it will probably be a short post because I “text” with my right pointer finger only, in a pecking like fashion…but a fast pecking, not a slow pecking like a really old person would do. It was pointed out to me that this way of texting dates me and is old school. Apparently, all the young kids these days text by holding their phones sideways and use both their thumbs. I have seen this first hand before and its actually very impressive. Old habits die hard though because i tried it and failed miserably. I am not one to change easily though and change is always hard on me, imagine that! …and wow, did I just say all the young kids these days? Sounds just like something my own mom would say!
Now, I’m only 32 years old and I say only because nowadays that doesn’t seem that old. I am also a firm believer that you are only old as you feel. I certainly don’t feel like a spring chicken anymore but I also don’t feel like I am 32. Actually, I am inching closer to 33 because my birthday is in May. As the numbers continue to go up at each birthday, the more terrified I get. Getting old scares me.
I look at the elderly and have much respect for them. I also am always in awe of them and wonder what they looked like in their youth. I wonder how they lived their lives and wonder what they accomplished. I wonder what dreams they chased. I wonder about life lessons and hardships they faced. I wonder about their family life. Most of all, I wonder if they could go back to their 30 year old self, what kind of advice with they give themselves?
Life goes so quickly. For me it’s been going by in the blink of an eye, more so now since my children have been born. I truly hope I can look back in my elderly years with little to no regets and see a life lived fully, a life filled with love and laughter and lessons learned. Tid bids about my life I can pass on to my own children with pride. Surely, there will be a new way of texting by then!