You may be wondering…gosh that sweater looks familiar! And yes – you are right. It was in my last blog post as well! Now – let me clear something up – I did not wear this sweater 2 days in a row. Because in case you haven’t figured it out – every outfit isn’t blog worthy (no really, you should have seen what I strolled into work wearing on Monday. Natasha the lazy pants not fashion blogger). To sum up what you’ve just learned: fashion bloggers don’t look amazingly adorable every single day, and I’m here to K.I.R. (keep it real, c’mon).
And now let me distract you from fashion for a quick, deep-thinking moment. How old are you? 21? 25? 36? 45? 78? Who cares. Why do we let age dictate so much of the direction of our lives?
Let me back up for a minute. I had a conversation with a blogger-pal who recently wrote a post about how she would love to die her hair pink & get tattoos – but she’s too “old” to acceptably do so in today’s society. And do you know what I told her? SCREW IT! Since when did we let our age stop up from doing daring, fun or even stupid, regrettable things?!
My mom doesn’t live by those rules. She dances crazy to hip-hop at weddings, turns up the Top 40 station in her car and belts out her favorite Katy Perry jams, makes inappropriate jokes & laughs likes she still in her twenties. And she’s beautiful, and she’s confident in who she is. And no matter how embarrassed I feel to have such a “cool” mom (cooler than myself at times) – I know I’ll be just like her when I’m older – young at heart forever.
This is your life – no matter how far along in it you are. Whether you are in your twenties or in your fifties – you have to just start living. You have to do what you want! And if what you want is to dress like Carrie from Sex and the City, but you are 60 years old – why let that stop you? If you want to die your hair pink but you are a 40 year old soccer mom – then DIE YOUR HAIR PINK and be a 40 year old soccer mom rockin’ a hot pink do!
One thing I have learned as I’ve gotten older is that the farther along you get, the less you do for yourself. And eventually, nobody is encouraging you to do things for yourself (like you experienced during childhood).
So follow your dreams NOW. Make yourself happy TODAY. Don’t stall. Don’t hesitate. Because you know, you are only getting older (oh yes, I went there!).