It started to make me think about “the prime” of my life. Here's Beyonce. She's 32, married, with a baby, and a relatively stable life, yet she is still making music and has the world captivated. I remember when I saw her in concert when she was with Destiny's Child. I thought they were the best group ever. Then when she broke out in her solo career I thought, wow, now she's even better. But here again, she's taking over. She's always been in the prime of her life.
I'm admittedly an ageist. Not really against others, but against myself. I have constantly struggled with growing up and getting older. I blame my parents for giving me such an amazing childhood. I consider age 6 to be the best year of my life. I was an only child (my sisters were born right after I turned seven).
Then I remember in 7th grade I got the role of Cinderella in the school play, and I thought, hey, I'm pretty cool. Senior year of high school was also pretty grand: The year I met my husband, trying to figure out where to go to college, and genuinely having the best time.
But as I sat here thinking about “the primes” of my life, I realized, I'm living in it. Sure, there are ups and downs. That's life. But life is pretty great. I'm here. I have a blog in which I talk about my life and occasionally people even read it. I go to Europe once a year. I have the cutest dog in the world (and very near getting a second.) I am married to the love of my life. I have family, friends, and people I care about.
Basically, we can always be in the prime of our lives. Whether we're 6 or 62 we can always be having the absolute best time. At least, I'm going to choose to be.
What is the prime of your life? Or are you living it?
The things I'm struggling with have always been my inspiration. I know that sounds a little morbid and pity party-ish, but there is something so freeing about writing through the things I'm dealing with. My writing is a direct and honest reflection of my heart and passions!
You were diagnosed with autoimmune arthritis at a very young age – what did this teach you?
Being diagnosed with a life altering disease at the age of 14 forced me to find my identity a lot quicker. I didn't know who I was, what I wanted to do, how I was going to do it, etc. That diagnosis has taught me about strength, resilience, and making the CHOICE to be happy more than anything.
It's your last meal on earth – what do you choose?
What's your go to jam?
I know it's a little ridiculous, but it would have to be Blurred Lines. My friends are constantly making fun of the way I dance to it!
Best thing about being a nanny?
Getting to be a part of the families I work with is SUCH a reward. It always amazes me how well the parents know me, too! I work for a family that ALWAYS keeps the Caribou Keurig cups and White Chocolate Caramel creamer stocked. You could say that's the best thing, probably… KIDDING. 😉