Age has always been something people stress over, and not many people want to get older. I was the same for a while. I was scared of a lot of things involved with ageing and if I could have I probably would have paused my age at 25.
I’ve sort of changed my mind about this lately though. Ageing isn’t all that bad. Perhaps it’s because I try to focus on the positive things lately, rather than stress about the negative. A year or so ago, I started getting grey hairs, and I absolutely freaked out. I even cried about it, because I felt it was super unfair that a 25-26 year old should have to deal with that kind of problem.
I’m not going to lie, it still bothers me, but I certainly don’t stress about it as much any more. Worst comes to worst, there is always hair dye. I even heard about some sort of chalk or powder that you can put on to hide the grey hairs without damaging the hair by dyeing it too often. I guess I also realised that no one really cares about it but yourself. So what’s the point of stressing out about something when you don’t have to.
There were many other things I was worried about too, that I now feel a lot better about, but I won’t bother you with those. Instead, let’s focus on the positive, and what this post is actually about – why I love being 27. So without further ado, here are my reasons.
- I’ve reached the age where I feel I can make actual mature decisions.
- People trust you to know what you’re talking about a bit more than when you were younger.
- I still have heaps of time to figure out what I want to do with my life.
- I don’t often get asked for ID to enter bars.
- I’m not really held back by age restrictions any more.
- I can easily enjoy a night in without feeling I’m being boring.
- There’s lots of time left for me to have kids.
- I can now say things like ‘From experience’, because I’ve been around for a while.
- I experience nostalgia more frequently than I used to and I love it.
- I don’t feel like I need to impress people any more, and can just be myself.
- My confidence has improved hugely.
- I can laugh at silly things teenagers worry about.
- I can actually give sound advice based on my own experiences.
- I can cut ‘bad’ people out of my life without worrying too much about it.
- I’ve learned not to worry about things that won’t matter in the future.
- My cooking and baking skills have improved significantly.
- I make my own decisions and don’t feel bad about it.
- I feel comfortable dining alone and don’t worry about what others might think.
- I’m better at prioritising things.
- I feel I can open up to friends more without being embarrassed.
- I get to attend quite a few weddings and collect ideas for my own.
- I know the importance of saving money.
- I don’t feel pressured to do things I don’t want to do.
- I care a lot more about others and try to help where I can.
- I think more about my health and make better choices.
- I’ve realised we all fail sometimes, and that’s OK.
- I have a better idea of what I want from life.
Most of these things happen at different stages of life for everyone, but they are things that I definitely feel have come into my life recently. I’m pretty happy with my life and my experiences so far, and I’m excited for what’s to come. To mention a few – moving to Sweden, getting married, and starting a family. Who wouldn’t look forward to that?
Are you happy with your age?