How to Enjoy Aging

The other day I was reading a Bruce Lee book called The Art of Expressing the Human Body. Since training in martial arts, which I’ve been doing for about 2 years (more seriously in the last year) I’ve realized that:

1. I wish I’d started 10 years ago, when I thought I was too old (lol).
2. That in another 10 years, in my 40s, I will be so fucking badass.

And then I was like, “Wow, I am kind of looking forward to my 40s.”

Who says that?! I figured out the key to enjoying aging! Make sure that you are working towards being awesome at something you love. Think “Wow, I am learning so much now, I am gonna be EPIC in 10 years!” (or 5, or 20, or whatever).

Most people think of aging as a bad thing – you look older, more wrinkled, your health gets worse and you can’t do as much – these are all myths by the way, and can be remedied by proper diet and lifestyle. When you are eating your natural diet and putting your body to work, and TRULY healthy inside (health is not clear by aesthetics only), you will be more inclined to go for the things you dream of doing, and not just giving in to what mass belief dictates.

So, you are going to get older. Do you want to enjoy it, even look forward to it? Then make sure you are gonna be a fucking badass, and you will enjoy every moment on your journey. When you get there, you’re gonna be happy you did the work. Like I said, I wish I’d started martial arts in my 20s (or even younger) – that I thought I was too old at 26 is LUDICROUS.

I want to be the type of 40 year old that I would look up to. I want to be the type of 40 year old that younger girls admire and aspire to be like! I am doing this for me, but still, one of my purposes is to be an inspiration to a younger generation, especially girls, because I relate so much to them still, this ageless soul of mine wants to reach out and say, “You don’t have to fear growing older, and never stop growing UP.” Always be growing.

Age is inevitable, make sure you’re as awesome as possible, and show others how awesome you can be at your age, and share, because so many people do not know. It is such a lie that we have to be sick and fat and live a “normal” life. Normal is boring. NEVER BE BORING. That is the worst insult to being alive there is. If you are bored, get curious. If you’re stuck in a boring situation, fucking RUN, and never look back.

I dunno about YOU, but I am going to stay young, no matter how many times I’ve traveled around the sun! So bring it on 🙂 I’ll be the coolest old broad you’ve ever seen.

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Picture above of Yasmina Rossi

Being Grown Up is for Old People

What is your definition of a “grown-up”?

When I looked up official definitions, I found this soul-numbing phrase:

: no longer young

Uh, really?

Here is another that is ironic to me:

: a person who is fully grown

Okay, so, if you’ve finished physically growing, then you’re a grown-up. Done. Easy! So I sort of like this definition because it’s simple. You don’t even have to do anything. Your body decides when to stop, but you are still going to be in charge of whatever you want to do with yourself.

But mostly I don’t like it, because I believe NO ONE is fully GROWN. We should ALWAYS be growing – mentally, but ALSO physically.

Huh? you say. Well, if you don’t work on building up your muscles, or building up your immune system with a healthy lifestyle, you’re just gonna stagnate and then parasites are all up in your business (including soul-sucking humans). Who wants that?

But what I mostly mean is that GROWING is continually becoming BETTER.

I will always be “growing up” – I will never be a “grown up” because to me that means boredom, complacency, settling, blending in, following, integrating, dying inside….

Same with the word “adult” – barf. Let’s see this one…

: fully grown and developed

: mature and sensible – not childish

Okay, I already touched on the first one. If you know someone who thinks they are fully grown and developed, run. You won’t learn anything from them except how to suck.

Mature and sensible is equal to not being childish? Um, k. Last I checked, being mature is being able to take care of yourself and be responsible. That means I can’t jump around on a bouncy castle and act like a goon if I want? I have to be SENSIBLE? Aaaaaagh!!! (picture me running away screaming).

NO WONDER PEOPLE ARE OBSESSED WITH YOUTH.

But guess what? If you feel young, you will be young. You are what you say you are. My secret to being youthful is MORE than just eating raw, healthy food. I just feel like a big teenager. I don’t act like a complete idiot – that isn’t what I mean (and I don’t think all teenagers act like that, by the way! I love teenagers)! I just mean I have the following “youthful” qualities and cultivate them…I RELISH in them:

+ JOY and CURIOUSITY about everything
+ ENTHUSIASM for everything I do
+ PASSION for living
+ I REBEL against the things I don’t want to do, because they are a waste of life
+ SPONTANEITY
+ I am OPEN

Most importantly, I REJECT ALL LABELS OF HOW I AM SUPPOSED TO BE.

I don’t give a fuck what other people think I should be like at my age. I do what I want. It is MY life.

This is generally how young people think. Their thoughts tend to be tarnished by older people who have been brainwashed into thinking they have to be a certain way once they reach a certain chronological age. I dunno about you but I’m 18, even though I’ve been around the sun 36 times. Who cares?

There is a big difference in actually acting like a child, and being youthful. You can retain a child-like wonder and be a “mature adult.” You can be mature and still stay young. So many people lose their passions as they age…don’t let that happen to you. You can get that passion back, you can LEARN to cultivate it. Just take care of your business, and then look at the world with AWE.

Boredom is For Old People

Screw age. I’ll always be young.

I don’t care about chronology. I am perpetually sixteen.

When you believe you are youthful, you are.
When you feel like a kid, you are. Your brain allows it.

You are what you think.

If you love the world, you stay innocent. If you give yourself to
life, you are living.

Boredom is for old people. You’re not old. You’ve just forgotten.

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I seriously don’t think people “get old” – I think they just get tired, nutritionally deficit, and brainwashed.