This year is the last year of my twenties. When I look back and try to remember what has happened over the past decade, it seems like a swarm of things happened in a blink of an eye. But in reality, 10 years is a long time.
My dad left this world as I was just entering my twenties. The unfortunate event, followed by series of heartbreak, gave my twenties a rough start. There were times I wanted to give up, but I made it through!
What happened afterwards was me leaving Jakarta to study abroad. It was the best year of my twenties. I still feel like it was yesterday when I first set foot in Bournemouth but really, it was 7 years ago!
A year later I came back with a master’s degree, high hope and full optimism. I was blessed that finding a job was not a difficult matter. “Adjusting back” was the difficult one. So, what happened next? I worked hard, travelled well, and found love. Of course there were hiccups here and there, but as Kelly Clarkson said – what does not kill you makes you stronger, and I’m still here.
Looking back, I realised that a lot has happened and I ain’t seen nothing yet! Funny thing is that a lot of people around my age like to say that they’re OLD. Society nowadays sort of force us to live life in high-speed, pushing us to do more, more, and more, because we are OLD. Long gone are the days of having fun, because we are OLD 😦
Suddenly I found myself being forced to follow the common rule. Do well in your career, make investment, buy a property, get married, make babies. It’s not the time to let loose anymore, again, because we are OLD.
But I refuse!
I refuse to call myself OLD because I am not even thirty. My sweet 87 years old grandma is OLD. My 60 years old Mum is going there, but I am not. I can’t even clearly remember all the things happened in the past 29 years of my life, it’s a long period of time, right? I’m certain that if I’m blessed with health and longevity, a lot of even more interesting events are going to happen in the next 29, 30, 40 years or my life.
I may not have my own property now, nor do I have a husband to call my own. But I’m just going to be patient and believe that when it’s time, all will fall into place.
May we all be blessed with good health, longevity, and happiness. x
P.S can you guess how old I was in this picture? 😀
55 thoughts on “Growing.. old?”
Indeed Chris, everything is in our mind. If we keep thinking that we are old, then suddenly we indeed become “old” 🙂 . Who cares what other people say or think because our lives are ours, not theirs 😛 .
That’s why I refuse to call myself old until.. hmm maybe when I start to get wrinkles hahahaha :p
Truth. We’re grow older day by day, physically and mentally. Being a woman is even harder because of the biological clock, they said. But we must try to be grateful for everyday. For all our perfect and imperfections life. In that picture I guess you were 22 or 23 🙂
Yep… Read it somewhere that the more you are grateful, the happier you are, right? Hehehe I was 21, so close 🙂
Taaa.. You dont look like you are 29.. Seriously! Haha. But indeed growing old is scary for me.. Guess it’s the society’s prejudice that as you said.. We need to do this and that as we grow older.. Which makes me very nervous most of the times. But again.. Our life not determined by them. Let us still set our goals in life but have fun at the same time! Hehe.
Huheuehuehue lumayan kan Jen ngga perlu pake krim perawatan muka hihihihi. Moga2 nanti gak cepet keriput :p
Setuju Jen, let’s just live our life the best and have fun! Yang penting bertanggung jawab, gak macem2, dan happy.. gausah dipusingin kata orang ya heuheuehue
Umur 20 yaaa 😁
tambah 1 dikiit… 21 hehehehe 😀
Ahhh hampir benaar
Christa, kata Regina Spektor: Today we’re younger than we ever gonna be.
So cherish it, enjoy being young, do whatever you wanna do. Besok gimana? Nanti aja dipikirinnya klo udah tua 😛
Sukakkk banget. Cherish every moment ya kan.. live day by day 😀
17! Don’t worry, growing old in years doesn’t mean you have to be boring, hahahaha…plus growing up is over rated. Do what ever makes you happy…
hahaha wahhh muda sekaliii.. itu aku 21 🙂 True true, being happy is important!
29 is still young. When you reach 30…then it goes downhill from there 😂 joking! Happy bday 😘
Hahahaha I’ll be prepared then! :p Btw thank youu hihi but my bday was in December actually 😉
berapapun umur kita, selalu ingat kata mbak Taytay : I’m feeling twenty two x))))) *kemudian dijejelin KTP*
kalo aku… 26 doong :p
*bantuin ngeluarin KTPnya* *terus ngajak nyanyi* :)))))))))))))
hm,,,umur berapa ya? kayaknya 21 tahun deh 😀
Yakk seratus buat Adhyaa 🙂
horeeee,,,aku menaaang *girang banget* 😀
horee horeeee 😀
24 *Guessing :D*
21 Inong, hihihi turunin dikit yaa :p
Kan young at heart kak gakpapa.. Ya kayak kita-kita ini. Too young at heart bahkan sometimes haha. But people who are young at heart akan keliatan awet muda juga lohh. Screw people’s opinion, they’re just jealous at us. LOL.
Yoiii. makanya masi demen Mackenzie :p hahahaha and yes Im saving a lot of money buy not needing to use eye cream and such :p
Kayaknya itu umur 21…
TEPATTTT heheuheuheuehue 😀
Age is just a number, Christa. While you’re young and free do lotsa fun things and things that you love to do. Then when you’re settled, you won’t miss and regret, and you’re able to say, been there done that!👌🏻 I guess you were about 19 in that pic?
Very true, Ria! I don’t want to have regrets when I’m older 🙂 Btw I was 21.. hihihi close! 😉
Amiiiiiiiiinnnn . Old is a state of mind anyway 😉
Setujuuu, yang penting sehat dan happy 🙂
Age is just a number. You’re only as old as you’re thinking you are 😛
Well said 🙂
This year is the last year of my 20s too! Yes we r not old!!! 😀 were you 19 on that pic? 😉
Of course not! 🙂 hehehe I was 21.. selisih 2 taun ya dari tebakanmu 😉
Orang Indonesia ini nampaknya forever young Chris. Aku disini selalu disangka dikisaran 25thn (Alhamdulillah muda 10 tahun haha).
Kamu dengan senyummu yang selalu bikin aku senang kalo lihat, pasti selalu nampak muda. Perkataan2 yang bikin gundah lainnya, abaikan saja ☺️
Wah Den kamu juga awet muda lho, gak apa2 banget, kita berarti hemat krim2 anti aging hihihihi.. Iya aku abaikan kok, cuma aku sempet mikir, ini apa aku yg kayak anak kecil kok hepi2 terus, tapi akhirnya aku udah memutuskan kalau aku belum tua dan sah2 aja hepi2.. lagian kayak kata teman2 di komen2 ini, age is just a number kan 🙂
Indeed age is only a number. Yang menentukan muda atau tua itu jiwa kita. Btw, aku tadinya menebak kalau kamu 23 di foto tersebut, ternyata 21 ya.
Hehehe iya Tje.. beda tipis deh 🙂
Setuju.. muda atau tua itu ditentukan dari jiwa dan pembawaan yah..
Ah, dinikmati saja… yang penting sehat kan yah…
Selamat jelang 30’s nya ya…
pengen tebak 21 tadi, eh, udahan dijawab….
waktu memang cepat berjalan, dan, ketika 30 itu rasanya lebih cepat lagi bergerak
Betuul, yang penting sehat ya Nin 🙂 waktu memang cepat berjalan tapi sebenernya periode yang kita lewatin lama juga ya.. banyak yg udah dilalui tapi masih berasa kayak kemarin hihi
Sama Ta, gw juga bingung kalo baca yg 30an nyebut diri tua.. Lah bokap gw aja yg mo 60 selalu sebut diri masih muda..hihihi.. Tahun ini gw juga 29.. Masihh mudaaaa 😀
Iya dongg, masi panjang perjalanan kita ya hehehe 😀
mudanya hehehe.. memasuki umur 30 itu berasa bangat lebih produktif yach?
Iyaa masi semangat tinggi hehehehe
You are xx- year YOUNG Chris. Screw being old! We are as old as we let ourselves to be :p
tadinya mau nebak 22 😀
Beda tipiss.. hehehe
We aren’t too old to grow better *sokbijakdulu*, hahaha..
Itu 22 apa 23 apa 25? 😀
Wuihhhhh.. Beda dikiiiit 😛