Friday, April 29, 2011

Its Official!

Today, I'm officially in my mid-thirties. When I was around twenty, I thought the ideal age to be was somewhere in my mid-thirties. There would be no exams, no boyfriend problems, life would be in order. Well, I'm finally there. Or should I say, here.

I know forty is just around the corner and I'm pretty sure that I'll not be as happy when that birthday creeps up but today is all good. I am happy with the life I have and I think the only regret I have so far is that I didn't start doing the whole baby thing when I was twenty eight.

The whole disparity between chronological age and how old I actually feel is really starting to be apparent. In my mind, I think I still see myself as twenty eight. Hopefully it doesn't mean that I have somehow been stagnant for the past seven years.

So of course, this is a very significant day for some other people in the world. In fact, I'm very distracted as I type this - the fairytale wedding is on TV. With all the hype around the Royal Wedding, I couldn't help thinking of the vast difference between what Kate Middleton and I would be thinking on the night of the 28th April.

For her, its probably along the lines of "Woohoo! Me! Princess!"

For me, "ME! Mid-Thirties!!!!".

Anyway, I need to go plonk myself down in front of the TV. I haven't paid much attention to this wedding previously but the coverage is doing a good job at sucking me into the whole fairytale mood. Real life princes and princesses......


Bilbo said...

Well, to help you put all this in perspective, come November I will be 60. Most days, though, I feel about's all a question of your attitude. Being 60 will be a shock, but as long as I can still dance, play with the grandchildren, and keep up my blog, I'll still feel young.

Mike said...

Bilbo hit the nail on the head with the attitude thing. Age is just a state of mind.

Fiona said...

happy birthday!

i know, isn't the wedding something? i said 'aw....' too many times, witnessing the whole event on tv last nite. it's morning now and my mind is still wrapped around the fairytale, pretty kate, the white gown, the horse carriage....