Afraid of Change

I turned 20 in December last year and I am never getting any younger ever again.

Many of us do not want to age. Many of us want to remain in the 20s, young and fit. However, our body will begin to change over time. Our skin will wrinkle, our muscles will become weaker, our bones will become more fragile and our joints might begin to ache and we hate that. So, we begin to have procedures done to make ourselves look younger. We undergo facelift or botox, we purchase countless anti-ageing products from the market, and all in the hopes of postponing or stopping the effects that come with ageing.

However, we all know that as age catches up to us, all the procedures and treatments done will not stop the ageing process that is going on the inside our bodies. Our bones will become weaker, our muscles will start to tire easily and our organs will be less efficient. Ageing will still happen if not externally, it will be internal and as much as we want to stay young, we can never stop the process.

No one wants to grow old but ageing is a part of life. It is inevitable and we have to learn to accept that fact. It is up to us how we make the best out of it.

I am now in the prime of my life or shall I call it, the beginning of my Prime Decade. In these 10 years, many will change and many will remain the same. I might face easy problems or I might face life-changing ones. I might accomplish something great or I might remain status quo. I might continue to live or I might die. I will never know but what I do know is that this ageing process will continue until I die and it is up to me to make the best out of my time.

I am afraid of change, however, we should not let ourselves be at the mercy of it. So, I have decided that ageing will not define me and will not control me on what I can or cannot do and I am going to make every moment of my life counts and I suggest that you should too.