I’m Not to My Ideal Age Yet

A group of us from my undergraduate cohort used to go on camping trips in the summer and one year, I remember sitting around the campfire and someone asked the question, “If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would you pick and why?”

By the time the question came around to me, I knew exactly what my answer should be.  “35” I said.  “Because, by then I’ll still be young, but I’ll have had enough time to figure some things out, get a stable job, and generally have my life together.”

From time to time, like when I saw today’s prompt, I think of that night from time to time and I think my younger self had the right idea.  This year I turned 30 and while I still haven’t quite gotten to my magic number, it’s easy to see how far I’ve come from that broke 22 year-old who was going to school full time and working two or three jobs at a time just to keep afloat.  At 22, I had no idea what I was going to do with my life.  I knew I liked books, but what do you do with an English major, really?  I was nervous about the future.

In the past few years, I’ve started figuring out my career, I bought a house, and I married this nice fella.

DSC_0009

 

While there are still plenty of questions about the future, I feel like I’m in a better place than ever before to face it.  Just like my younger self hoped, I’m getting stuff figured out.  Without any hesitation, I can say I’d much rather be 30 than 22.

Advertisements

About Ali

I take pictures, make jewelry, read books, and bake things. I especially like macro photography and polymer clay.
This entry was posted in Daily Post Writing Prompt and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to I’m Not to My Ideal Age Yet

  1. Pingback: It's Mayur Remember?

  2. Pingback: Age is | It's Mayur Remember?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s