French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
What does it require to be a grownup ? a few wrinkles ? a couple of (awesome!) kids and a (pretty cool!) husband ? more responsibilities and less fun ? becoming a real planner, a control freak and being constantly tired?
My initial idea of becoming « old » was a boring one. Being an adult was mostly being exhausted, wishing you hadn’t made plans and wondering how you hurt your back! The mere thought of getting old would trigger little panic attacks. I would simply live my selfish adventurous life, become the feminine version of Peter and only believe in Carpe Diem. I would settle down in this special zone, between childhood and adulthood. The one with all the fun, money and no one to refer to. Yah. That was me.
But the more I am growing up, the more I actually like it ! my children are my little guru, I am becoming less materialistic and more spiritual and I am getting closer to myself. Adulthood is actually another great time and I am definitely enjoying the ride.
Of course I am more anxious than I’ve ever been, have less time for myself and I do complain about my back! But tell you what, I love every minute of it
I will always consider that old people are a good 10 years older than me and keep on living by Carpe Diem. And when I get old, I am not going to sit around knitting. I am going to be clicking my life alert button to see how many hot firefighters show up. I’ll still be lame at knitting, sewing or quilting. But I ll take awesome self pics in the bathroom mirror. Oh yeah!
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