Now, can you imagine? I was 15 just the other day. I had no qualms making irrational decisions, and I didn’t care about the consequences. School? I had already graduated from one of Jamaica’s best high schools (call me biased, but St. Jago High School is the place to be!) at 15, and just wanted to become a grown woman…
I’m 29 now. Unfortunately for me, my life passed by rather quickly. I didn’t get the chance to stop and smell the flowers as I was in such a rush to achieve my goals that I forgot to live. I was busy acquiring knowledge and trying to accumulate wealth that I can’t recall a time that I actually slowed down to really enjoy the company of some good friends (an hour or two is good, but then that gets abbreviated by having “something else to do” or “somewhere else I ought to be.”)
Now that I am 29, however, I have become wiser, stronger, smarter and better at making decisions. So it isn’t all that bad. One of the things that freaks me out is the fact that I will be 30 in another year. There is much to be said about a woman who becomes 30 years old, including the idea of reaching one’s zenith (the peak of her beauty, fashion, etc). As it turns out, my zenith seems to be far-reaching and I seem to have a long way to go where that is concerned (Yay me!).
29 feels ok. My joints are still intact and I look fine (by my estimate, that is), and I have achieved a great deal in this life. I would conclude that 29 is…
Not bad… not bad at all!
I am happy to celebrate my birthday, and wish to thank those of you who took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday!
Nuff Love ~JGIC
Jodi-Ann is an Environmental Studies major in Nova Scotia, Canada.