I’ve found it easier to accept your age if you start saying it even before you’re there. I found myself saying I was 28, five months ago. So, now that I am, I am already used to the idea. However, getting older has never been hard for me. I’m like wine, the older the better. Ha ha.
Anyway, I am embracing the year of 28. The year of 28 as a married woman. The year of 28 as a career woman. The year of 28 as a writer. Most importantly, the year of 28 as a Christian.
It is time to step up in my walk with God, and it’s especially necessary. At 28, I shouldn’t have the same relationship with God that I had at 18. My prayer life should be deeper. My Bible studying should be more engaged. In other words, God should have more of me with every year, with every day.
So this year, my desire is to focus more on God and less on me. My career, marriage, writing, whatever it is, will automatically be better with my focus on God’s will in those areas. I’ll be better with my focus on God.
I declare 28 to be great as I focus on God’s fate for my life. Here we go.
You are a private investigator, hired by a mother to follow her daughter. What is the thing you decide not to report back to her?
Her daughter just spent the last 6 months of pay to put a down payment on a new car for her mom. What a daughter! Heck, what a mom to have a child want to do that for you.
This is tough. Her mom hired me to see what her child has been “wasting”money on. Finances was the main reason for me being hired. Now, what am I going to tell her is the reason behind her daughter not having much money?
I’ll keep it simple. She’s spending money on a car. I just won’t say who it’s for. That’s all. What a birthday gift! Anyway, I can do this. I investigate people’s lies all the time. I should at least know what not to do.
Life at 27. Well let’s see. Most people want their career. Probably marriage at this age. And their own home and car by now. A dream would be to have student loans paid off, or to at least be in a place where you can make payments without being hounded by the loan department, thus creating a sense of peace in itself.
I didn’t have any real plans for being 27. I wanted to be in my career. I wanted to be established financially, like the above. Marriage was cool, but not a necessity by that age. I wanted to be happy most importantly.
Well here I am. My career is… well it is in developing stages of production. My finances are… well, currently under development also. Interestingly enough, the one thing I didn’t plan for is underway. I am engaged and I fully intend on celebrating my birthday with this last name for the last time.
Life at 21, planning, still can’t prepare you for life afterwards. Things you didn’t plan for will happen. Things you did plan, won’t happen. But the beauty in it all, is that God is never surprised by your life at any age. So today, I turn 27 with joy and happiness. I enjoy aging, seeking solace in the fact that God knows my life.
Life at 27. Let’s see.