It is said we become more understanding of who we are as individuals as we get older. I believe this is true. I celebrated my 29th birthday on April 30. I have experienced a lot in the past 29 years, and I know I still have much to learn, grow from and appreciate.
In a sense, my life is really just beginning because I find out more about myself every day. I have always said that age is only an attitude, and I will have this same view in another 30 years.
I have discovered more about myself in the last several months than I thought possible. For instance, I now have a fondness for fashion, jewelry and beauty products, as a result of receiving expensive gifts. I could easily adjust to living a lavish lifestyle if I'm ever given the opportunity. (OK, this is just a dream, but it's one that I will always keep in the back of my mind. It gets me through a rainy day or a lonely night.) I found myself thinking this as I was walking out to my cab on the morning of my birthday, heading to work. I could get used to being chauffeured around from place to place.
Maybe I've always had these secret fantasies. They just did not become clear to me until I began to ponder and explore them. And if they were always a part of me, perhaps I never chose to share them with anyone out of fear of what others would think or say. Now I am not afraid to be myself and speak my mind. So, discovering more about the person I really am has brought out more confidence in me.