I am sure you have heard this song…
“I ain’t trading my youth for no suit and jacket
I ain’t giving my freedom for your money and status
So don’t say I’m getting older
‘Cause I’ll say it when I do
‘Cause everybody I know, everybody I know
Is growing old, is growing old too quickly
And I don’t wanna go
No how am I supposed to slow it down so I can figure out who I am?”
-Judah & Lion
I sing along to it once a day. On one of those days, I took a rare moment of brain rest and actually listened to the words as I was singing them. And out of curiosity I looked them up. The line I heard first was…”slow it down so I can figure out who I am”….and I thought…that! That is what I need.
I need for things to slow down so I can figure it out. Life is literally flying by. I blink and days are gone. All I have done is sit at the computer. While I may be making magic on that computer, I am sure it is not what I will look back on and appreciate about my life.
I also really appreciate that this band acknowledges that everyone is growing old too quickly. Again, I blink and I am 38 years young. Never married (changing that status in 2018). No children. A new botox user. Just figuring out that I can drink every night… but I will pay dearly. That 8 + hours of sleep is not overrated and “I can sleep when I am dead” does not help my aging body. Spending time with my family is the most fun I will ever have…ever. And that “Thank You” and “I Am Sorry” are the most important things you can say in a relationship. So, I am here now.
But I have no idea how to figure out who I am.