Weekend Inspiration – Age Is Just a Number.

I’m not sure that this is “inspiration” so much as a deep thought, but I really loved this quote I found on Pinterest for week.

Yoko Ono Quote

I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel old (at the ripe “young” age of 31).  I personally hate when people my age complain about getting old and being old because I’m usually thinking, “I don’t know what you’re talking about because I’m not old”.  And as far as the whole “never ask a lady her age” thing…I could care less, ask away!  It’s just a #.  (People are usually surprised I’m as old as I am, which really makes me wonder if a) they think I look young or b) they think I act really immature…I like to pretend it’s because I look young.)

So, what brings this up?

The whole going back to school thing has thrust me into a world of 18-21 year year olds and for the first time I’m occasionally finding myself thinking, “oh man…I’m old!”

You know, like when one teacher mentioned Mork and Mindy the other day and I was the only one in the class that knew what she was talking about…or when another teacher asked everyone what grade they were in on September 11th.  4th grade…2nd grade…1ST GRADE!!!  Ummm…junior…in college.  Yup…I’m old.

But, once I walk out of that room in my head I’m still a kid who loves mismatched socks, eating ice cream, playing dress up with my little cousins and going to Disney (a lot).

And just for the record I plan on staying that way : ) 


I mean really, would an “old” person do this?!?

15 thoughts on “Weekend Inspiration – Age Is Just a Number.

  1. Age IS just a number, I agree! I’m fortunate people think I’m younger than my actual years, but that doesn’t keep me from suffering symptoms of old age. People think I’m 55, but I ran a half marathon in 2:13:33 on my 65th birthday last September! I just don’t recover as quickly. At 31, you are the perfect age – everything works, you’ve got a long life ahead, and you’ve mastered being an adult! Enjoy the adventures ahead!

    • Thanks Rick! And congrats on your 65th birthday half marathon! I know I can’t avoid the symptoms of getting older, but hopefully I’ll still be running when I’m 65 too!

  2. I agree that age is just a number and I could never grasp the whole never ask a lady her age thing either. I’m 45 and I’m proud of my age and the scars and wrinkles that go with it. It means I have lived. I still feel like I am 16 deep down it is only my body that keeps reminding me it can’t recover as quickly as it once did. Congrats on going back to school. I did the same thing in my 30s and it was a great experience. – Simone

    • Thanks Simone, at first I thought it was crazy to be going back to school for 5 years in my 30’s, but hearing from other people who have done the same thing is such a help!

  3. My husband is a sophomore in college so he is in a world with 18 and 19 year olds. And he really loves it. At 51 people often mistake him for a professor. Lately I’ve been realizing not that I’m old but how quickly time moves. I wish I could slow it down, I’m having so much fun and I want to keep enjoying it to the fullest.

    • Oh my goodness yes! I feel like time flies, there’s just never enough time to get done what I want to get done in life! Good for your husband going back to school, I can’t tell you how encouraging to hear about other being going back to school when they’re “older” (only in # of course!).

  4. It’s funny, I only consider myself “old” when it comes to certain things, like when I started running. But,as someone on the verge of turning 31, we are definitely not old. I like to think Disney has something to do with it. It sounds crazy, but I like to think my love of Disney and the magic it brings, I will always be young…even at age 90. Plus having Doug being 10 years older helps with feeling young lol.

    Point is, that quotation is absolutely right! You are as young as you allow yourself to be! 🙂

    • I know what you mean, I don’t necessarily feel “old” running, I think it’s just that I wish I had started sooner! And yes, I think a love of Disney definitely helps to stay young at heart!

  5. I really do think that having the mindset of being young helps keep you young. And I also think going to Disney helps keep me young! 🙂 Age really is just a number but lately its a number I’ve been struggling with more and more because of where I think I should be as opposed to where I am. But it really does come down to the fact that age is just a number.

    • Yes, I know what you mean…I feel like I should have a great career that I love, etc. by now instead of just starting 5 years of school!

      Didn’t Walt say something about adults just being grown up kids? : )

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