|Kathryn Elizabeth Jones|
Getting Older But Feeling 29
Every year I turn 29 again, and people that know me have stopped asking me my age. They already know.
“So, you’re 29 again,” they say, or “you’re sure looking good for…29.”
The other day someone I didn’t know thought I was my daughter’s sister—my daughter’s almost 30. I told them that I’d just celebrated my 50th birthday. I thought they were going to fall over.
I’m not sure how young I really look, but the idea of being 30 or even 35 thrills me to no end. And I share my feelings with anyone who will listen. And I mean anyone.
|Breakfast on a cruise ship|
“Wow,” I said, “you’re young!”
She looked at me as if I was crazy.
I said, “Well, I’m 50 and so I’d enjoy being 32.”
Her eyes grew wide. “You’re 50? I don’t believe it.”
“Believe it. I have four grand-children. They’re my bonus round.”
She smiled. “You don’t look 50.”
Was she telling me the truth? I will never be completely sure, but I love people like that; they’re my instant friends on facebook and I can hardly wait to invite them over to dinner.
|Kathryn with her sisters last year on Girls Night Out|
Sometimes I don’t like it that I’m 50. You get treated differently at job interviews if they’ve figured that part out. Young kids think your 80 and sometimes, quite frankly, I feel older than I used to. When I turned 50, my doctor said, “Well, I guess it’s time for that colonoscopy!”
I could have strangled her.
Sure, I like the idea of being younger, but I wouldn’t want to rehash all of my learning experiences. They hurt quite enough the first time around. I’m happy to be 50, most of the time. And I like the thought that it’s never too late to start a new business (I began a new business last year) or even write a second book.
And I’m fine at 29.
Bio: I am an avid reader and enjoy long walks in the mountains (as long as I don’t have to camp overnight). I LOVE chocolate in any form: candy bar, cookie, ice-cream, brownie… I started writing when I was pregnant with my first daughter (I have 3) and published my first nonfiction article 8 years later. My new book, “Conquering your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones” has just been released at Amazon.
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“Conquering your Goliaths—A Parable of the Five Stones” is for anyone desiring to travel beyond mediocrity, pain and fear. Learn of the great power within you, a power given to you from God, a power that must ultimately be unleashed to conquer the Goliaths in your own life. Come to an even deeper understanding of God and what he wants for you. Come…
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