How old are you?
Do you feel that age?
I don’t. I’m 44 and most of the time I don’t *feel* 44. Not that I really know what I’m *supposed* to feel like. But I usually feel younger, in the sense that I imagine I have so much more time to get where other 44 year olds are. Does that make any sense?
And granted, there are many times that I feel WAY older than 44.
I don’t know, but lately, I’ve been looking around at where others are in their lives, and think: I’m 44. Shouldn’t I be married? And in a job that I don’t hate? And with money in the bank? And booking at least 1 foreign trip a year? Shouldn’t I feel more settled?
I don’t know if this is a function of my recent “search” for peace, or if I am just restless, or if I am just in vacation-mode (2 weeks vacation after Friday! YAY!)
I think I am young in mind and attitude. I think I have a childlike naivete about some things. I still make rookie mistakes in life.
But is this normal? What is normal? What should 44 feel like?
2011/07/28 at 7:45 am
I’ve been thinking about this post for a couple of days, not sure how to respond or even if I should respond. This is something I struggle with too and I know what a personal journey it is. Just know that you’re not alone in your feelings.
I do believe, though, that our best times are just around the corner. Hang in there. 🙂
2011/07/28 at 10:45 am
Thanks. I didn’t know if there was a way to respond. It’s just this weird feeling I have.