Thankful Tuesdays #30 – Acting my age

Written as part of 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge which I’m attempting this year.


My Current Age

Week 30 – Thankful Tuesdays

I don’t really count that. Age, to me, is just a number. I suppose there are times where I should act my age, but I forget to, hearing the child in me. This age has brought a lot of worry, a lot of expectations, a lot of weight on my head that I don’t seem to be dealing with very well. Less than a month away from the next “age”stone, today feels sorrowful. It feels lonely. And I’m not really looking forward to that “age”stone. It doesn’t feel like I’m thankful at all, and I’m beginning to accept that. The little things that matter, that my happiness depends on seem to be slipping away, some of it through my own faults and I feel like I’m sinking. And no one seems around to pull me out. I wish I could act my age. Or not grow up.

(© 28th July 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

4 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesdays #30 – Acting my age”

  1. A suggestion, if I may. Never never never “act” you age. Be how you feel, unchain the essential you. You’ve said it, age is just a number. Trust me, you do that, you’ll feel so free 🙂

  2. Hey there Leo – happy birthday in advance. All I can say is act the age that makes you feel happy and chuck people who make you feel otherwise. You don’t even need to be the same age all the time, take your pick. Growing older has its charms and so does keeping young.

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