When I was a kid, I fantasized about what being a grown up would be like. I mostly had the dream of eating an entire tub of Cool Whip before dinner. Thankfully, that dream never came true. I dreamed of the many freedoms of adulthood, and while I would pretty much take my current freedoms over my childhood ones any day of the week, each part of our lives, childhood, teenage years, early adulthood, middle aged, senior, etc has it's own cause for celebration.
I freaked out when I turned 30, thinking that I was “getting old.” But what I didn't anticipate happening was a greater sense of peace and confidence. My “ugly body” was actually in pretty good shape, my “craziness” turned out to be a decent asset in my life's arsenal. It turned out, I loved being in my 30's so much more than my 20's.
Each part of our lives holds a wonderful gift that can only be revealed when the time is right. When it comes to our blogs, yes, there are younger, older, this or that which is different from where we are in our lives, but the fact remains that we can only be ourselves and whatever season our lives happen to be at that point. Believe me, there is a niche for every stage of life, and that's certainly a cause for celebration.