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I Am Not Growing Old – I Am Getting More Emotionally Mature


People say I’ve changed. Well, if by changed you mean I’ve matured and I’ve finally learned some of the most important life’s lessons, then so be it…

I guess I’ve changed. But you know what? I love the new me. And I would never go back to who I was.

Because I am no longer growing old… I am simply getting more emotionally and mentally mature.

1. I’ve learned to really listen to others. Growing old made me realize that I’ve done some mistakes. It made me realize that I haven’t always been there for my loved ones the way they’ve been there for me. This one was a tough pill for me to swallow, but as time passed, I did it. I realized that I cannot be heard if I don’t pay attention to other people. We may all go through different issues, lead completely different lives, but in the end, we all fight the same battles.

2. I’ve become more patient. Life taught me to slow down and appreciate every second of it. So I did. And it was one of the best decisions in my life. One part of my maturing process was realizing that not everything that happens to me is in my control. I’ll admit, it was hard getting there, but I did it. The truth is, life moves at its own pace and sometimes there is nothing we can do about it than just accept it and enjoy the ride.


3. I am no longer afraid of changes. I realized that no matter how much we try to maintain our status quo, we cannot really avoid changes. In fact, that’s never ours to decide. All things in life are prone to change and the only power we hold is to accept that fact and go with the flow or simply avoid it and make our lives a living hell. I don’t know about you, but I am no longer afraid of the unknown.

4. I no longer dwell on expectations. I no longer waste my time trying to control everything. I’ve learned to accept life with all its obstacles, challenges, hardships and changes. I am ready and open for everything that life has in store for me. Whatever it is, I know that I’ll be able to handle it.

5.I’ve finally learned what true love really means. More importantly, I learned what unconditionally means. It is sad how we enjoy using this word to explain our feelings to the people that mean to us, but rarely mean it. I’ll be honest with you, I’ve done it more than a few times. But that was the old me. I am no longer the same person. Now I  know that I’ve never really loved anyone in my life before he came into my life. Now I know what true love really means.

Stephanie Reeds