Saturday, October 25, 2014

Older and Wiser?

Today is my birthday. The big 2-6! I'm officially on the downhill slide to 30! I like to think as I get older, I'm getting wiser, but I don't honestly think that is true. I think I just care less than I did before. I've been comparing 21 to 26 in my head the last couple of days. So here is my brain vomit.

At 21 I could drink with the big boys and wake up the next morning feeling like a champ. Now 1 glass of wine will guarantee a 2 day hangover.

I'm lucky to get out of yoga pants 2 times a week, 5 years ago I wouldn't have been caught dead in yoga pants in public. I would only wear "hip" or "cute" clothes, I literally am laughing out loud as I write this, because I think what is considered "in" right now, is fucking ugly.

We had just started trying for a baby this time 5 years ago. I would have never thought that I would have a 4, 2 and almost 1 year old by my 26th birthday.

At 21 I hated my body, all size 4/6 of it. Now, I'm just hoping to get back down to single digit jean sizes by the time I'm 30! If I could go back and talk to my 21 year old self, I would tell myself to walk around naked as much as possible, make sex tapes, and take dirty pictures. Shit IS NOT the same at 26!

Clean freak would be an understatement of a term for how I was when I was 21. With the "wisdom" I've gained, I realize that the plates and forks in the sink will still be there tomorrow, and my worrying about everything being picture perfect annoys the hell out of my husband!

I LOVED my Volkswagen Passat  that I had in college! It was my baby! I'm a Honda van mom now.........something I never thought I would stoop to, but the perk of being able to pack 8 people into it when necessary is awesome!

-Car Cleaning
On the rare occasion I would actually clean my car out 5 years ago, I would spend hours in the driveway unloading my closet worth of clothes from the back seat and trash that should have been thrown away weeks ago before meticulously polishing and conditioning everything. Now on the rare occasions I clean my car out, I throw away diapers I forgot about and empty out my kids' socks from the backseat, before taking it to someone else to detail it for me.

I wanted to be everyone's friend at 21. I thought that if I didn't have a boatload of friends than something was wrong with me. Now......I don't give a shit. I have 4-5 REALLY good friends and some people that I consider friends, but rarely see. My "wise" thoughts on this, if they don't make an effort to talk to me or see me than fuck it, I'm not going to be the one to chase them down every time.

21 year old me was all about partying and getting crazy. 26 year old me shipped the kids off to grandma's and is doing dinner with friends!

This is one thing that I don't think has changed. I still love and appreciate my husband. I do think that with each year we learn to appreciate our time together more and enjoy the everyday things that we do together with the kids. Our marriage is like a fine wine, getting better each year!

I don't have a problem with birthdays, although 30 does scare me a bit, but I always say that it is better to have a birthday than not (which would mean I was dead). So here is to being 26 years older and wiser!

This is Jason and I at Corky Canvas celebrating with some friends! 

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