Now that I am going to turn 56 next Sunday, I am finally realizing how much I miss my youth.
There is a time and a place for everything. As a hair designer for almost 34 years, I now see how hard I worked and how I raised 2 boys and educated them all on my own. It still puzzles me how I did it, but I did.
Those hair cutting days in the salon has stopped for me and my relaxed feet are now cheering hooray for not standing for 9 long hours every day to earn a living. Now I also understand why two parents have to work in order to keep up with the expenses. I just wish I could teach the youth how important it is to have an education or a skill to fall back on. Many of them don't seem to care or are not being guided by their parents to succeed.
Back then everything was cheaper and college was nothing compared to now.
What I loved the most about my youth was how clean life was then, how we used to play tag, hide & seek, and goose goose with all the kids in the neighborhood for hours until we were called in for a bath. Oh and how we hated when our Moms called us in because we didn't want the game to ever end. Now a days children don't play outside anymore, they are no longer creative in playing together or just making up spooky stories like we did.
I loved my twenties...those were my disco years...Dancing to the Bee Gees every Saturday night at the club was so much fun. My thirties was my career years while raising two fine boys. Oh those were the days...the best year ever.
Whatever memories you have from your youth, keep them alive inside your heart...those are treasured memories that can no longer turn back the clock.
Now that I am reaching my golden years...I will relax and enjoy my retirement while celebrating my 56 Birthday.