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Friday, August 30, 2013

As I Get Older...


...I realize that I am becoming more and more of a cry baby.  I used to very rarely cry.  I would cry at something incredibly sad or meaningful.  I now cry while watching the season finale of Scrubs.  I need to get a grip…

...I realize that it is nearly impossible to find cute jean shorts that don’t look like denim underwear.  When did shorts get so short? 

...I am starting to become a lot more health conscious.  I’m not an old bird by any means, but I’ve started to pay a lot more attention to staying healthy in my 20’s.  Sure, you can get away with a lot, but I think it will make a difference later.  I’ve slowed/stopped alcohol intake (big time), and I’m trying to “eat clean.”  Sure, I’ll eat a granola bar, which is “processed food” but whatever.  It’s all about balance.  I’m just saying that I don’t want to get cancer because I love Lean Cuisines. 

...I care less about my appearance.  (This is good and bad).  When I was younger, I would make sure that every hair was in place, makeup was done, and my outfit perfectly matched.  Now, you’re lucky if I’ve showered.  True story.

Finally…whoa…ready for something deep here?  

...I value life more.  Working in the ER has a HUGE thing to do with this.  I see people die, not on a daily basis, but much more often than your average person. When I see a child struggling to hang on, a young mom pass away from a freak accident, or even an old man taking his last breaths, you realize how fragile life is.  It can be taken away from you in an instant, and every minute is truly a gift.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become much more grateful for the life I’ve been given.


What have you noticed about yourself as you've aged?

7 comments :

  1. I noticed I have become my mother. EEEK- There are some aspects that I don't mind so much but other I notice and I attempt to make that change. I cherish life more too. I was in a freak accident at 26 and from that day on changed my life.

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  2. I think I am with you on every single point! Short shorts/skirts are for the birds! And so is doing hair and makeup :) As I've gotten older, I've noticed that I have a bigger heart for elderly people. Not that I never did... but it's more so now that I go out of my way to smile, say hello, grab the door, buy a small gift, or just listen to their stories. I appreciate it much more than when I was younger and it's a great feeling to know they appreciate it as well!

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  3. This is so true! I agree with you on every point. I have loved getting older...

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. I feel ya! I'm waaaaay more cry-y! But I caulk mine up to my missions trip last year. But scrubs! EVERYTIME!!! The last 5 minutes of the fainle, tears!! My favorite show of all time. Prolly my favorite love story :) plus I love the Turk and JD dynamic!!!

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  5. I'm the same way. I'm an RN in a Cardiac ICU so I see death very often and it has changed my perspective on life for sure. Things that mattered a ton before don't bother me now and vice versa. Especially with my family. Life is so precious. I'm with you on the jean shorts! I can't get away with wearing a 2 inch inseam anymore and that's all they are!

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  6. Honestly, the biggest thing I've noticed is that my bedtime gets earlier and earlier! Ha!

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