Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, Right?

It’s the day before my birthday.

Over the last couple years, this day would usually leave me feeling down for some reason.  The older I get, the less “fun” my birthday seems to be. And I’m not only talking about the partying.

The realisation that I’m another year older, just shakes me. Over the weekend, I could feel that feeling setting in. 35 is a huge number – it marks the “mid-thirties” – so I was literally starting to bid my youth farewell.

There’s always been a negative connotation when it comes to age. The older you get the more uncool or vulnerable you become. And that’s exactly how I felt.

On Sunday morning, I’m sure many of you would have seen all the hype about Beyonce’ at Coachella doing it’s rounds on social media. But have you watched her performance?

All I can say is WOW!!!

Not only did she SLAY that performance, but she made history and broke records.

Beyonce is 36 years old, a Mother of 3 and she is in her prime! Unstoppable. 

While watching the performance, I was packing my sock and underwear drawer, dancing like a crazy person, with my beautiful daughter. She was smiling and laughing at my crazy dance moves and I was laughing at hers.

At that moment, neither of our ages mattered.

And I thought to myself, here I am – healthy, happy, alive,  slaying it like Beyonce’  – to my own beat that is!

And that is exactly why my age means feathers, actually!  It is literally but a number.

age aint nothin but a number

So while I may not literally be dancing my way into the 18th of April as I did in my twenties, I don’t need to do that in order to have FUN!

My definition of fun is just different.

And anything is possible, age can’t and won’t stop me.

Age aint nothin but a number

Have you been dreading your next birthday?

Please don’t fear or dread it. Celebrate it.

xxx

Hayley

6 Comments

  1. Carly April 17, 2018

    Happy Birthday wishing you a wonderful day and year ahead . Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
    • Hayley April 17, 2018

      Thanks Carly ❤️

      Reply
  2. Maz April 17, 2018

    Happy birthday to you! Plus, you don’t look a day ver 25 😛

    Reply
    • Hayley April 17, 2018

      Thank you Hun ❤️☺️

      Reply
  3. Tracy April 17, 2018

    i have been. The thought of turning a year okder frightens me. I wana be young again, and can relate to having felt uncool and vulnerable. But thanks for this post. I seeing my age in a new light now.

    Reply
  4. Ronnae Elliott April 17, 2018

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY. YOU LOOK LOVELY!

    Reply

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