February 21st!!! I can’t believe that I am another year older. I guess time flies when you are having fun. There is so much to look forward to in the new year. I am so excited to continue learning and growing as the year progresses. I love birthdays, and I don’t find them to be intimidating at all.
I have these moments because I’m always wanting something more, I’m always wanting to figure out things faster than they can be achieved. I find myself having new dreams and desires on a daily basis. That is something I don’t ever want to stop having. Dreams and desires are so important no matter your age. I feel as people get older they can lose their spark – that spark to do something wild and different. As people get older I hear them saying things like “I’m too old for that, only young people can do that.” Seriously, they are totally wrong, and it really upsets me when people say things like that.
When a person says, “I’m too old”, I think they are selling themselves short and being a bit on the lazy side. I recently saw a video of an 80 year old Female bodybuilder that is in better shape than I am. She looks amazing and doesn’t use age as an excuse. That is the female I want to be. I never want to say I’m too old to lift weights, or I’m too old to go on roller coasters. I don’t want to fear things. I guess we all have our fears, but I want to challenge myself to take on my fears. I want to explore and be adventurous. I would love to go sky diving, repel off the side of a cliff, and the list goes on. These are the things that I’ll always think about when it comes to getting older. For my birthday photos you can see that we went to a cactus green house to take some photos. These cactuses are amazing, and I wanted to take home one of every single type they had. They are amazing plants, and when I was younger I had one for years and loved it. I actually watered it too much and killed it… sadly. I sometimes wonder if I didn’t kill it before that. I was about 7 years old and my mom bought me a cactus.
My mom picked me up from the babysitters one day, and I jumped right in the car…on to the cactus in the backseat. My mom told me to be careful and that she had bought a cactus. My exact words were: “It’s too late, I’m already sitting on the cactus.” After sitting on the cactus, I’m pretty sure I just froze and kept my body level. It was a good thing we only lived around the corner.
We got home and my mom had to pick all the cactus prickles out of my butt cheeks. We were even laughing at the time. It is something I remember like it just happened yesterday. I still find it so funny that I sat on a cactus. The feeling is not so pleasant at all, but it was sure a pleasant time in the cactus green house.
Many cacti take years to mature and grow into their full beauty. I found myself reflecting and thinking of my life while surrounded by all these beautiful cactuses. This post isn’t so much about the outfit I’m wearing; it’s about reflecting on life and on how it takes time to be the person you want to become. I believe personal development is a thing that will keep happening as the days go by.
As always, thank you for reading.