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The Aging Factor…You Can’t Stop It.

Milestones Of Life

From the minute that we are born, the aging process starts….sad but true….but it is, what it is. In all reality, at the beginning of one’s life, it’s a relatively slow process. It just “feels like” it goes by faster as we get older.

I remember when I was just months away from turning forty… thinking back I can’t believe how depressed I was getting. It’s was just a number, not the end of the world. But to me, back then, it was a major endeavor. Well, the day came and went…and I survived…life went on.

From A Girl To A Woman

Oh, the many changes that a young girl must go through before she takes on the role of “woman.” From the innocence of life in general to all of the changes that her body will take on…..she is a work in progress. She is a “gift” from God…on so many levels. As I sit here writing this at fifty-eight years of age…a number…… that is just that a number, but it still blows my mind that I’m this old. But let us go way back when for just a bit.

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I was the “Apple” of my parent’s eyes.

The innocence of a young child…thirsting for love, affection and eager to learn. Not really knowing what lies ahead in her path…her journey in life. But leaning of the guidance of her parents to show her the way. All of this and so much more are part of the aging process.

Those Teenage Years

Those awkward teenage years. When we’re transitioning into our teens….trying to be older…but clearly not. I was one of the lucky few to never have acne…yay! But, I made up for it with bushy eyebrows! So, many changes…so many embarrassing moments….so goes….the aging process.

Months away from turning 13…life is about to change!

I’m almost certain that from age 13-18…these years are by far the hardest. You’re slowly molding, growing and learning. You are becoming the wonderful soul that you are going to be one day. It’s the falling down, scraping your knees, puppy love heartbreak, best friend gossiping and late nights spent talking to your mama about your oh so important issues. These too, contribute to your aging process.

Things Remembered

Senior year in high school and almost 18.

Teenager No More, Hello Twenties

Like a deer in the headlight…you’ve become a “young-adult.” With so many adult responsibilities. Still being a “work in progress because your entire life is a learning process….soak it all in. The new responsibilities that you will take on will really test you to the limits. From getting married, then having a baby to getting a divorce, then being a single parent with all responsibilities being….well, your responsibility. This particular time in your life…is “Aging” on steroids.

A single parent in my late 20’s and hanging in there!

My Thirties Already?

Gray hair here and there….seriously? Well…we all know that this was bound to happen…and being in denial…yes, that too. Life as I know it is beginning to pass me by…but the learning process, it just never does end. I have learned that I can take on the world, just my son and myself…but come to realize that something was missing. It takes an unexpected drive to Galveston, Texas on Sunday morning, while walking along the seawall, no doubt to meet my future husband. Within two years of our meeting, we marry and blend our families…he, with custody of his two young boys and me with my one son. Okay, so here goes the process of raising three boys. Hey…about that gray hair….and yes…the aging process.

Here I am 35 years old on my wedding day.

My Fear…Turning Forty

I really don’t know why turning forty was so hard for me. But, I cried…it just made me feel better. So many things for me have changed at that time in my life. Yes, much more gray hair….thank goodness for my hairdresser. It was in my forties, that I noticed how much my hands remind me of my mama’s hands. I love her hands and it touches my heart that I share that trait of hers. My mid-forties were very emotional….hormones….or lack of….need I say more. Pushing “middle-age” seriously? When did this happen? Then I see fifty around the bend! Oh, this aging process..it can be your friend or fo…..you be the judge!

In my mid-forties, with my “best” production, my son.

Hear Ye…Hear Ye..I’m Now In My Fifties.

Current day…but let me just add that not only am I in my fifties but…I’m in my “late-fifties.” Birthdays now are simply a number…because you’re as old as you feel. I just don’t feel fifty…however that’s supposed to feel. I still dance around the room, exercise here and there…cut up, act silly and sing at the top of my lungs…you know why? Because I can. I take care of myself… I have my daily “moisturizer regime that I’ve used for years and years. Because, yeah, I’m kinda, sorta trying to “slow-down” the aging process. I love life and have a lot of love to give. Hey, all of my relatives have lived well into their mid-to-late 90’s….so will I….at least I hope to. I still have many things on my bucket list waiting to be completed…and you can bet, that I will do just that.

This is me, current-day…make-up free.

58 and ready to take on the world!

Loving life and what life has to offer…that’s my motto. The aging process…well…it’s going to happen…but the fun you can have while on your ride.



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  1. Love this post. Life goes so fast! “Age IS just a number”
    I hope I always feel that way. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Amy, I am so glad that you liked it. Worrying about how old we get is fruitless, that what I believe anyway! Thanks again, friend. 🙂

  2. Sherry Wilson says:

    I love you , your the best. I really heard what you are saying and it so hit home and is exactly what I was needing to hear! Keep up with what your doing, it’s as amazing as you are dear friend!! ♥️♥️♥️🤗💕

    1. Sherry, our, friendship goes beyond words. I’m so glad that I can be here for you. Your sweet words touch my heart. I love you too.

  3. I love how you went through the different stages of your life because it is something that everyone experiences. I am 45 and when people talk about my age being old, I turn and tell them that I earned that age. I am proud of all I have accomplished and look forward to all the great things to come. It’s all about living and loving life! Thanks for sharing your story!

    1. Shannon, I agree with you 100%! Age is just a number that is full of a lifetime of accomplishments. We’re not getting older, we’re getting better! 🙂

  4. Nikakshi at merakimusings says:

    Age is just a number! It’s just levelling up with every passing year! You are evergreen beauty. Stay Gorgeous always!

    1. Thank you, Nikakshi…your words are so nice.

  5. Beautiful Brenda! I always have my goal at the age of 40 since I was in college. I am working on my goals to be financially well so I can help more. Yes, your right age is just a number! Thanks for sharing your outlook on life!

    1. Ahh, thank you, April….it was my pleasure.

  6. Wow! What a brilliant and honest post! You are gorgeous.

    1. I’m completely flattered by your kind words. Thank you so much.

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