Age is just a number, they say. But, why is it that at 22, the reality of being old is already sinking into my system?
Earlier this evening I found out that a friend just gave birth. The other day I found out that my cousin’s wife gave birth too. In addition to those I have another friend who gave birth 2 months ago and another one who’s about to give birth next month. I practically grew up with these people and the news of them already starting their own families slapped me hard on the face. A definite wake up call that we have indeed grown up.
I was reading through the friendster blog of someone I used to babysit not so long ago. She was only a year old when I would play and take care of her. It was all about toys, laughing and playing with her. Now she’s about 11 years old and all she seems to be blogging and talking about is boys. It’s just a bit surprising at how fast time flies. One day it’s about barbie dolls and the next it’s already about boys.
I, myself have definitely grown up. Gone are the days when I would play cubby house with my sister. Gone are the days when I would spend hours on the phone with my friends talking about nothing but boys. Gone are the days when all I ever had to worry about was how to impress boys. Yes, those days are gone.
I’m now at the age where what matters is how to pursue a career that will be the pillar of my future. I’m now at the age where my future family is something that’s already ringing in my ears.
In a few years time, I know I will fall into deep thought about my life again. I won’t be 22 by that time anymore, but I do hope that I’ll be happy and successful in what I am doing. I am happy where I am right now and I just hope that my happiness will be doubled when that time comes. =)