Once again, I’m linking up to Five Minute Fridays over at The Gypsy Mama. Today’s topic? Older.
When I was little, I always wanted to be older. I thought that if I could just reach a certain age, then life would be a breeze. I now know that’s far from true.
Getting married young (I was 20), I felt like I was almost flung into the big world of adult life. Suddenly a lot of responsibilities were laid on my shoulders, and while I had thought I was adult, I suddenly felt very young and inexperienced.
Marriage changes you like nothing else can. It matured me in so many ways, and it still is. I still struggle with feeling like people see me as “young”. Yet, I’m stepping into my skin. I am beginning to realize that I don’t have to be older to be a confident woman. When I feel and act older, then people treat me as older. They see me as older. And, while that may not be a good thing to everybody, at my stage in life it is. I need that confidence that comes with being old enough to be a woman…to take care of myself and others.