Age is just a number!

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(Response to the Daily Prompt Word: Age)

They say age is just a number but for a long time, I didn’t believe that. On my 30th birthday, I was so depressed, I didn’t enjoy it at all because all I could see approaching was the big 4!

When I turned 40 however, I started looking at age in a different perspective, I decided I wasn’t going to let age change me but to change the way I age and I started enjoying it. I challenged myself to start doing things I didn’t do before to prove to myself that age wasn’t going to slow me down.

I am now 40+ and I can testify that indeed age is just a number. I feel younger than my age and a lot of people have told me that I look younger my age. I feel more energetic than I did in my 20s or 30s…..I have run two half marathons in my 40s!

I totally agree with whoever said ‘Life begins at 40’….my life has began and I am enjoying my forties and no sir, age won’t stop me! 🙂

Celebrating after successfully climbing and the Longonot mountain, Kenya 2016

I will not let age change me, I will change the way I age!



via Daily Prompt: Age



  1. Very true… nothing but I number. Sometimes I actually forget home old I am. You are looking good Dee and like you said… don’t let the numbers stop you xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I also have to count sometimes to make sure my age is correct because I feel younger than I am lol. Even you look waaaaay younger than you are…Shaun T has also helped a lot I think, he should take some credit lol

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    1. Oh wow! I am humbled that you found my post inspiring and are recommending it to other readers. I am just blown away! I actually teared up reading your comment. When I started the blog, I didn’t think I would write anything worth reading, but the feedback I’ve received has motivated me so much! Thank you SO much! I really appreciate your comments and support! Its so true that society puts too much pressure on us but we just have live the best way we can because we are all blessed differently.


  2. It’s so great to hear someone embracing their forties instead of bemoaning them! I’ve struggled with being ‘middle aged’ and not really having met my goals. I’m going to use a bit of your inspiration to change my view and start rocking my forties!

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    1. I am also struggling with being in my forties and not having achievement any major goes but I get comfort in that I am doing something that will get me there one day. One step at a time! Its never too let! Hang in there!


  3. I needed to read this! My 35th Birthday is days away and Though I’m happy to see another year, I’ve been not feeling that excited about being halfway to 40! But it was encouraging to read this, thank you!

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    1. I hear you but believe me, you will own it! Before I turned 40 and people said ‘life begins at 40’ I was like, yeah yeah, keep telling yourself that but now I can testify to that. Just count getting older.a blessing


  4. Good for you. I was super excited to turn 30 but now that I am creeping on 40, I am getting a little nervous. Thank you for sharing this. Definitely food for thought as I creep closer to that dreaded 40!

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  5. This post is so inspiring! I am about to turn 32 this year and I kind of had a breakdown at 30, haha. Since then I am trying to embrace the passage of time and really do the things I want. It is good to know things only get better with time. You go girl!

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