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Another year older, another year wiser.

In Post on October 16, 2009 by BillieHarper Tagged: ,

In just an hour, the date will turn to October 16, and I’ll turn 24.  Hard to believe how fast this year’s gone, and pretty soon, I’m not going to be able to even keep up with my own birthdays.  It’s interesting to me how much meaning we seem to put into birthdays.  We celebrate, we throw parties, we buy gifts (sometimes, very expensive gifts), and we even go out of our way to make other people’s birthdays once-in-a-lifetime special.  Of course, as we get older, we like to tell people that they aren’t important to us, that we don’t want to be reminded of another year going by, but, I think the truth is that we really enjoy having a day – a holiday – that’s all our own…to a point.

Even if we only take the day to pamper ourselves, to stay in, do something we love, it’s still special.  It’s a day to reminisce, a day to remember what we’ve done with our lives, how far we’ve come, where we’re headed.  Of course, there are those milestone birthdays, those that hold special meaning in different societies.  As far as I know, 24 isn’t one of those.  And, really, 21 is the last big birthday we have before 30, and then it’s 40, 50, and so on…I only hope that we accept them with grace, dignity, and the realization that age is merely a number.  What really matters is that we keep ourselves young.  After all, you’re only as young (or old) as you feel, and, me…I feel like I’m turning 11 again.