I recently turned 38!
I have never been afraid of growing old. In fact, the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve looked forward to growing older!
When I was in my early 20s, I remember an elder telling me that their 30s were their favorite decade of life. It was so inspiring for me to hear an older person express such joy in reaching an age I thought was so old!
I decided then and there that I would carry the same attitude. I would embrace each year and decade of my life and I would enjoy growing older. I actually think that possessing this attitude has kept me young! People are constantly surprised when I tell them how old I am. And consequently, I have always been proud of my age, and I have no problem sharing my age or being asked how old I am.
I feel as young as ever! Ever since I turned 30, I actually feel like life is just starting and it can only get better from here. I very much look forward to turning 40, 50, 60 and so on. I am not afraid to grow old! Why should I be afraid? Why shouldn’t I embrace life, and why can’t life be great at every age?
I like what Jesus said in John 10:10, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” (AMPC)
I choose to live the abundant life that Jesus has offered me.
My 30s have been my favorite decade of life so far! Upon reaching my 30s, I realized that I cared far less about what people think and I am the most honest, genuine, secure and confident I have ever been. It has been in my 30s when I accomplished some huge milestones in my life. I became debt-free. I overcame a life-long battle with depression. I moved to Africa. I discovered my dream job (something I am good at and something I truly love doing) in being a missionary and a youth leader in Botswana. I got into gear with taking care of my health through diet and exercise – I think I am more fit now than I was at 18!
I just wanted to let the world know that I am 38 and FEELING GREAT!!!