So I’m turning 29 very soon. I’m not thrilled about it, neither am I unhappy about it. Generally I am happy with my life. There are a few things I’m already obsessing about aging, and I’m doing everything I can (everything but exercise, I can’t seem to get myself to do that even though I’m told and I know it’s good for me) to age gracefully. It sounds extreme. But I am quite shallow at certain things, and I am already obsessing about a few things:
Clogged arteries. So I drink hot water with anything that’s oily. I give up drinking ice cold beverages with a good meal every so often because of this fear. But what’s great about it is that warm/hot water actually goes just fine when I’m eating. It’s not particularly torture for me. So yay.
Having white hair – And I have a long way to go before that but I see my parents dyeing their hair before they go on a trip and it just occurred to me that I, too, will be in that kind of situation someday. I don’t know how to delay that, eat sesame, it turns white hair to black. So they say.
Wrinkles. Yes, I know I’ve had wrinkles even before I reached the age of 20. But of course none of that mattered then because I was young (in number) so how ever deep or long my lines were wouldn’t have mattered, really. But now, somehow the appearance of every new line is dreadful. Looking at the mirror seems like an activity I like to avoid yet can’t stop myself from doing. I don’t know what is up with that. I do everything natural to avoid the wrinkling and the sagging of the muscles but we all know the best thing I can do is live a healthy lifestyle (which I do now), and exercise? Yes, exercise. I should start swimming because I hate sweating.
I’m leaving for Manila today. So the list stops here for now.