I like birthdays, always have. I like getting older. I’m proud of my age. I’m not one to lie and pretend I’m forty going on twenty-seven.
Yet when I look at my kids I’m often struck by the thought that I am the same person now as I was when I was five. In so many ways I feel the same. I still feel like me. Me at four, or me at forty, is still ME. My memories, my thoughts, my “me-ness”, feels the same. Ageless.
Then again, I’m not the same person now as I was at age five, because in the thirty-five years in between I’ve learned, and I’ve grown, both inside and out. As the years go by I find I care much less what other people think. I am more confident now and in many ways I like myself better as I grow older.
When I look in the mirror I don’t see forty. I just see me. Ageless.
But what do other people see, I wonder?
I suspect my love for 80s pop music gives away more than my laugh lines do.
I think my habit of saying things like, “awesome”, “dude”, and “cool”, probably tells people more about my age than the two young children I have in tow does.
I will also admit that my dance moves are permanently stuck in “90s goth club” mode, which may say a bit about how I spent my university days (or should I say nights?).
Though I think probably the number one thing that dates me is my love for retro toys and 80s cartoons. Hello, Thundercats is still awesome. Oh wait, did I just say awesome? I mean um… fantastic?
What are your “age giveaways”?
Do you feel defined by your age? Or like me, do you feel ageless?
Did you know that most Canadian women no longer feel defined by their chronological age? In fact, 90 per cent believe that age will continue to become less relevant.
I love that stat! I think that’s phenomenal. I’m glad to know I’m not alone in thinking forty (or sixty, or eighty), is just a number, and not something that defines who you are and what you can or can not do.
In December, Olay unveiled their Ageless program – an initiative that explores how Canadian women and their counterparts around the globe think about aging and expectations when it comes to beauty
As part of this campaign, Olay is encouraging women to share their age “giveaways” (such as having a teenager, or the type of music you listen to).
Share your age giveaway, and enter the
awesome giveaway below for a chance to win an Olay prize pack worth $165!
To enter just tell me:
How can people tell that you’re not ageless?
What gives away your true chronological age?