Age is just a number

CelebrateI had coffee recently with a girlfriend who I’ve known since before we were born (like our mothers knew each other when they were pregnant).  She said she had been feeling like she doesn’t know where all the years have gone and that it feels far too late to do something different like change careers.

Then, last weekend when Mr. B and I were on our date, the bar/coffee shop had this sign stating that if you were born on this date in 1993 or before, you could order alcohol.  I think that was my high school graduation date!

ID dateEven though I do not understand how time seems to be speeding up as I get older, I don’t feel it’s too late for anything, except physically being younger, at least in this lifetime.  I still feel that I can learn anything, travel anywhere, and be anything I wish to become.  We impose those limits on ourselves.  If a 99-year-old can graduate from college and if 70-year-olds can begin new careers, surely 39 is not too late to learn to speak Italian or to take up tap dancing.  🙂

Birthday girlIt’s birthday time and I’m celebrating being me.  Since there is absolutely nobody else on the planet who is exactly my brand of crazy, I choose to embrace who I am and who I choose to become.  I wish the same for you… celebrate who you are today and know that you have the power to change how you see yourself, to change your story and become whoever you wish to be.


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19 Responses to Age is just a number

  1. Becky says:

    Happy Birthday!! I didn’t know it was coming up so I could make you a birthday treat … we will have to have a raincheck on that sometime in the summer instead!

  2. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday Girl.. Let’s go out to dinner next time I am in Houston or you come to Cali!!!

  3. Linda Watson says:

    Happy birthday! Each year brings its own special treasures. Enjoy!
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  4. Happy birthday!

    I am 42 and just launching into a new career. It really s never too late. My 74 year old mother returned to oil painting in recent years and just delivered her first commissioned painting and made $200. She is over the moon! I think the only limits are those we impose on ourselves

    Hope the next year is fab. I think the 40svare the best decade
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  5. Lori says:

    Love this post!! Totally agree – never too late to change. (And I totally connect with crazy!) love you!! Happy almost birthday. xoxo

  6. Nancy Jambor says:

    Happy Birthday Naomi! So glad you are Celebrating you:) Love the saying in your art work: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back, and realize they were the big things.”
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  7. Naomi says:

    Thanks, Nancy! I appreciate the birthday wishes. 🙂

  8. Naomi says:

    Thank you, Lori. 🙂 Only the finest people are crazy, right?

  9. Naomi says:

    I hope so! I’m turning 39 and I am actually looking forward to 40. 🙂

  10. Naomi says:

    That is so true! Thanks, Linda.

  11. Naomi says:

    It’s a date!

  12. Naomi says:

    Sounds good to me! 🙂

  13. PR Brady says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Absolutely true that age is just a number. Recently I celebrated a friends birthday with her and her 16 other friends and family members. We sat around a huge table and they started asking about a little adventure she and I had been on. Many of them were commenting that they could/would never ever try to do what we had done, as they were “too old” and wouldn’t be able to do it….OMG those people were a good 15 years younger than me, some even younger. She admitted she altered her bucket list due to the difficulty of our experience–realizing she is too old to be wanting to do some of those things–and she is 7 years younger than me! Age is just a number indeed, but it becomes even less significant if you absolutely take care of yourself, stay in shape, laugh often and never stop reaching for more.
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  14. Debbie Goode says:

    Well my goodness…”Happy Birthday”! Your post was exactly what I needed to read today! Thanks!
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  15. Cheryl says:

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  16. Janet says:

    Happy birthday, Naomi. I celebrate you, too!
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  17. Hope you straightened out your pal Naomi! Good grief. She’s but a mere pup. Mom is 91 and currently planning a trip with a fellow nonagenarian. They are learning all they can about the game of bridge.
    Cheers to you on your birthday!
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  18. Naomi says:

    Your mother is an example for us all!

  19. Naomi says:

    Thank you for the wishes!

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