“You’ll only be your current age once” ~ unknown
2 and 8, added together they make a 10, a 10 is a full mark, it’s also a 1 if added together. Does it represent me now?
I just turned 28, a year I expected to feel different from what it really is.
How does it feel? Normal! Like any other day, I feel 20 inside, young and free.
“Only look back if it makes you smile” ~ unknown
I didn’t listen to that advice, and I decided to look back to everything, the good the bad and ugly.
I smiled through them all, through those colorful memories of tears and laughs, experiences and failures, I celebrated all their existence with a smile.
I realized it makes me certain of this: I am human, I am forever learning and I exist.
The year before, 2012, I had made a list of things I want to get rid of.
To my happiness, some have been left behind with my previous year of celebrations while some I am still working on. All in all, I am trying and I am challenging those rocks through my way to the top.
I looked back, and I found it all makes me – Basma (smile in Arabic).
So new year of me, I am 1, I am a 10 and I am 28, because I exist and I am pushing to the top.
“Actually, years mean nothing. It’s what’s inside them.” ~ Simon Van Booy
P.S: you can refer to the list in my previous post here. Hope it inspires 🙂