These Dang Signs of Getting Older

I have a variety of signs that I am getting older, no longer does my skin look as beautiful and young as it did before. All of a sudden I turned 30 in 2011 and my body said “oh you are old now, so let’s start being a pain”. That is when I stopped being able to eat foods I had loved all of my life, my hair started sprouting greys even quicker and I swear I noticed a receding type hairline the other day, but have not really seen it again so assuming that was (hopefully) a figment of my imagination!

There is things beyond the outward signs and the inability to eat certain foods that concerns me, my teeth. Yes, I said it. My teeth. You see pictures of me where I have this beautiful full teeth smile and I love those pictures but as I get older I am noticing that my gums are starting to move away from my teeth. Does this mean I am going to need some treatment for my gums? Receding gums treatment is out there and many swear by this method than using a toothbrush, but am I really ready or in need of that right now? Please say no.

Loving Mother with her son

The funny thing about getting older and being 31 years old, turning 32 in October of this year – I do not feel old. My brain still functions like a responsible adult when need be but also that of a fun teen when I can be that way too.  When I say teen brain it simply means that I know how to and am able to let loose and be goofy with my kids without acting like a stuffy old adult. I do not think I will ever grow up but my body has other plans – it says it’s time for it to start maturing and I just want it to slow down …. why can’t our bodies match up with where our brain is? I bet mine would if I started working out regularly again!

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  1. Even if it is just a walk now and then, keep the blood moving. Physical age is inevitable, but keeping young in mind can be easy.

  2. I’m 42 and still think young. That gives me a whole new respect for the older folk (a category of which I now belong, LOL!!). They’ve probably been walking around w/a young mentality their whole lives. Who knew? 😉

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