Monday, May 12, 2008

Where did the years go?

I keep saying "I'll get to this or that once things calm down" but that never seems to happen. Sometimes it feels like life is just passing me by and I don't have time to enjoy it. My 20th High School reunion is next month and I am really asking myself "where did the years go?" I still feel like I am about 25 years old in someone else's body. I have wrinkles developing, bags under my eyes, I am putting on weight and for the first time in my life it is a struggle to keep my weight down even with exercise and I am starting to have aches and pains all over my body. I will also have my 38th birthday next month too. I dread my approaching birthday every year. I don't want to get older. I think it is because I spent so many years of my life in a miserable relationship that I feel like I lost out on some of the best years of my life. I wish I could have those years back and "live" them. I am not sure what the secret is to living and enjoying life but I wish I could figure that secret out.


Colleen said...

You are still a spring chicken. Remember you are only as old as you feel, and I refuse to think I am old.

We are going to be having our 40th class reunion and I love going and having fun.

Take one day at a time and just enjoy it. Always take the time to smell the roses along the way.

Suzanne said...

Would birthday presents help? :-D Can we have a party, can we, huh, huh, can we? Girl, I've got 8years on you, don't worry about it! And as for those wrinkles? We earned em', be PROUD! :-D

ScrapAloha said...

I know how you feel, really! Esp the weight thing. I really never had to struggle with it, but now... LOL

The feelings come and go. When I am down, I take my comfort from watching older women who age gracefully. They inspire me. Take a look around you and I'm sure that you'll find many real women who are loving and living life to the fullest no matter what their age! Chin up! {{{{hugs}}}}