I was standing at the kitchen sink on Sunday peeling potatoes and carrots for our roast when it hit me….I’m a grown up! I’m 39 years old, married, have a child, run my own company, have a mortgage, own a car, have a private pension plan and most noticeably I’m cooking a roast! So, why don’t I feel like a grown up? On the inside I still feel about 18 or 19 although a wee bit more confident,
Will I ever feel grown up? Is there a ‘switch-like’ mechanism that goes off? Does it happen at 40, 50, 60 or 70? Or will I always feel like this on the inside (if I manage to keep my faculties) and my body will start to fail me? Quite frankly this thought scares the sh*t out of me.
‘The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.’
— Doris Lessing