It seems like overnight, people are starting to age around me.
Suddenly, I’m seeing laugh crinkles around the eyes, faint forehead lines, grey hairs.
And I’m feeling it myself. A bad night’s sleep leads to a sore back the next day. I’m a little pudgier in spots. It’s disconcerting, to say the least.
It’s all downhill from here, I guess?
Blast from the past
This time last year we were in … Thailand, hooning it round Koh Lanta in a tuktuk and swimming through caves and such.
This week’s links
I couldn’t agree more with Crystal – money means options, and options make for a happier life
Penelop Trunk ponders what it really means to work fulltime
Ashley warns us against ‘creating cynically’ (story of a journalist’s life, basically)
A debate on the value of a public service career, at The Billfold
I know I’m going to have to learn to navigate internal organisational politics, fast, so Ramit’s scripting advice for someone who goes blank when talking to people piqued my interest
Also, I finally updated my post, Love Where You Live, now that I actually have a global perspective to bring to the table.
I’m really loving getting older.
I’m finding my health actually getting better because I know myself well and how to push myself. Plus I appreciate myself more too.
I’ve experienced so much more so I have a lot more thoughts and memories to build on. Plus I have so many awesome people along the way!
As for the wrinkles, I love seeing character in a face, it makes me want to hear their stories.
Have a great weekend!
I’ll be turning 29 next week and my laugh crinkles around the eyes are visible, I also have some gray hairs. Sometimes I felt that I’m so old, but I just smile and be thankful for the other year that God has given me.
I had lunch with my brother (who is only a year older than me!) and realized he’s getting gray hairs. Like, not one or two, but MANY GRAY HAIRS. It makes me sad because we’re just kids, right? But no, not really. I have yet to find a gray hair, but I think I will be hella sad when that day comes.