I’m 38 years old today and I’m choosing to embrace it

For those who don’t know, I turned 38 years old today. To be really honest with you, I’m handling it better than I thought I would. I’m creeping closer and closer to 40 years of age and I thought I would be freaking out about that but I haven’t been.

Truthfully, I’m not sure why I’m not stressing out like so many people do but I suppose age doesn’t bother me that much.

I really try to not let my age dictate my demeanor. After more than a decade of being an Autism parent, I’ve learned to not take life so seriously, maintain a sense of humor and always remain a kid at heart.

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At the end of the day, age is just an indication of life experience and not a final countdown to an expiration date.
After dropping the boys off at school, Lizze and I walked around one of the oldest cemeteries in the area. It was a beautiful morning and there was an overwhelming sense of peace that exuded from this timeless place of rest.

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At the time, it hadn’t occurred to me just how ironic it was to be walking though a historic cemetery on the day marking my 38th year of life.

As crazy as it may sound, I might try to make this a tradition because walking through this place of eternal rest for all those who came before me, helps to really put things into perspective.

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We walked through most of the cemetery and just paid our respects to all those who have died before us.

I walked away feeling pretty good about today. I also have a new found sense of direction and a desire to take advantage of every single day I have… ☺