Happy To Be Getting Older

 

So today I turned 34, which when I was a child seemed absolutely ancient. In fact the year I turned 30 I felt sad, I felt ‘old’ and in all honesty I was a bit grumpy that day. This year though I am happy to be getting older.

 

Blog Birthday

 

When you’re younger – i.e before the age when dyeing your hair is no longer just for fun – getting old seems awful. Who wants wrinkles, grey hair and all the other changes that come with age?

 

I used to think like that, but the older I get and the more awful stories I read in the news or see online … the more I realise that getting old or older is a whole lot better than the alternative.

 

I don’t moan about being ‘ancient’ any more or about feeling my age. I’m happy that I am one of the lucky ones to still be getting older and especially to be still getting older with all the people that I love around me.

 

I’ve realised over the years just how lucky I am. I’m with the person I am meant to be with – even if he drives me slightly insane at time – I have two pretty amazing children, oh and I live in Cornwall.

 

Random Cornwall photos below, just to rub in how lucky I am with that bit…

 

sunny Cornwall seascape

 

Carnewas / Bedruthan Steps

 

A lottery win would come in handy for a lot of the dreams I have for the future, but that’s just for travel and other fun bits. Overall, my life is exactly how I want it. Getting old isn’t going to ruin any of that, plus Si is a whole seven months older than me therefore he will always be slightly more ancient than I am.

 

I had to break it to him the other day, that he was actually a whole year older than he thought he was… I didn’t enjoy that at all honestly.

 

Despite 11 year old me thinking my Mum was ancient at 34 (sorry Mum ha), 34 year old me is very happy with her life. Though also very happy that there are some ace wrinkle creams and hair dyes out there.

 

I said I was happy to be getting older, that doesn’t mean the teeny vain side of me wants to do it without any camouflage.

 

Stevie x

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18 Comments

  1. 15 April 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Happy Birthday! I also turn 34 in a few weeks time and can relate to your post. I used to hate the idea of getting ‘old’ but am far happier in my thirties than I was in my twenties x

    • 16 April 2017 / 7:13 pm

      Exactly this, the end of my twenties and my 30’s so far have been so much happier :) and thank you.

      Stevie x

  2. 15 April 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have had a fab day x

  3. Margaret GALLAGHER
    15 April 2017 / 9:28 pm

    HAPPY birthday
    Have a fabulous weekend❤❤❤❤
    Older means wiser⚘⚘

    • 16 April 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Thank you and ha I’m not so sure about that, I appear to still have baby brain some days and my youngest erm ‘baby’ is 11!

      Stevie x

  4. 15 April 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Happy Birthday beautiful! I hope you’ve had a lovely day. I no longer mind getting older because I have the life I always wanted with a man that I love and children in my arms. I cherish every moment. x

    • 16 April 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Thank you beaut, I was still a bit ill so it was mostly a quiet one spent on the sofa other than a meal with family in the evening. Best present is I am starting to feela bit more human again today ;) and so true about cherishing every moment!

      Stevie x

  5. 16 April 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Happy belated birthday lovely lady. You are a spring chicken at only 34….. some of us are your age but the other way around lol. Hope you had a fantastic day xx

    • 16 April 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Ha thanks lovely :) It is crazy how fast the years seem to fly by, but then it’s a whole extra year of memories and time spent with people we love so bring it on ;)

      Stevie xx

  6. 17 April 2017 / 10:51 pm

    It sounds like you have adopted a great perspective to ageing. I need to take it on board, I’m nearly 10 years older than you and starting to see the lines and such that come with age and it does take a bit of getting used to! Mich x

    • 17 April 2017 / 11:11 pm

      I have lines already so I’ve gotten a head start there ;) With my eldest turning 13 in July and his brother only 19 months behind him, I suspect my lines will breed quickly soon ha! I’m going to concentrate on getting more laughter lines than frown lines rather than less lines though.

      Stevie x

  7. 19 April 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Happy birthday for the other day, I hope that you had a lovely day. I am 34 later this year too and I don’t mind growing older either anymore xx

    • 19 April 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks lovely, it wasn’t that great to be honest as I was ill typically!

      Stevie xx

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