Since I was a teen-ager, my Mom and I would have discussions about life. One day, she told me that she finally understood why people say that life begins at 40. She said 40 was when she really knew herself and realized what she wanted in life.
Because of this, I never got scared of getting older. While other women wanted to be stuck in certain ages, I embraced getting older. I never thought of aging as a hindrance to success although I was praying that along with my age, my wisdom would also grow. Ang hirap naman tumanda ng walang pinagkatandaan. 🙂
Because of that particular conversation, I think I tried to reach my 40s earlier by doing away with all the dramas of younger years, letting go of negativity, knowing myself and knowing where my strengths lie, and just trying to be clearer with what I want.
I turned 40 this week. This life is so different from how I pictured life at 40 would be. You might ask – different good or different bad? Well, just different.