Something that I was never told when I was younger was that things really don’t change that much as we get older, they simply compound. In all actuality I was probably told the opposite, that things change so much!!! But in reality, they don’t.
So here I am, recently turned 40 and it’s basically the same shit, just compounded. Now instead of saving up for a new cabbage patch doll, now I save up for vacations. Instead of buying candy at the little store, I now buy groceries at a fresh market. Same shit just compounded.
I still get together with my girlfriends and talk about boys! Except now instead being in a friend’s parent’s basement, we are now in my kitchen. Drinking beer and wine that we bought, instead of stole from our parents. And the boys... instead of them being school day crushes, they are now our husbands, or ex-husbands, or significant others. But at the root of it all, I am still sitting around with girlfriends talking about boys and saving for things that I believe will bring me happiness. Same shit just compounded.
Some people may find this depressing and feel like life never moves forward. I on the other hand find this refreshing. I find happiness knowing this will always be here for me. I look forward to being 80 and saving up for a family vacation that now includes grandkids, and still sitting with my girlfriends, talking about boys.
So, cheers to life at whatever age you may be. May your life always be filled with these wonderful moments, because it’s these little things that add up and compound into your amazing life. Stay focused, stay true, and always make time to sit with girlfriends and talk about boys.
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