It is the first of July and that means two things: The first half of the year is officially over AND it is BIRTHDAY month. I friend told me that turning 30 doesn’t hurt it is the 31 that will hurt. And I cought myself thinking just that: „Oh my god it is July now I am turning 31.“ I am sure a lot of you out there can relate to it. It don’t have children, I don’t have a house, I didn’t see the whole world, I am not a millionaire…. All those things that I thought I could have accomplished with 30 when I was 20. And let me tell you something: whining and pondering about age and time wont bring you anything. I decided to be thankful instead of whining. To proud of the things that I accomplished instead of feeling frustrated about the things that I didn’t accomplish yet.I decided to feel happy for turning 31, for not being 16 any more and for all the time and memories that I made in the past 31 years that make my life – my life. To laugh about all the mistakes that I did and to respect every single lesson that I learned from them. When I would be 16 again I would still have to find me, make those mistakes, walk into the wrong direction over and over again, find out who my friends are, building my character, feeling the pressure to study, to get a great job, to find out a corporate job is not my thing, to start my business and to find out how hard it is to be your own boss. No I don’t want to be 16 any more, I even don’t want to be 20 any more, I just want to be where I am now with all the experiences that brought me where I am now.
Growing old is a privilege not everybody has, be happy to get older.