Monday, June 29, 2009

As I was driving to work this morning, I heard on the radio that, according to a study conducted by Clairol (maybe not the most reliable source), women are on average the happiest and most confident at age 28. Two things struck me about this:
  1. Thank goodness I'm not supposed to be my happiest and most confident yet. I mean, I do feel pretty happy, but I think I have a long way to go in the confidence area.
  2. 28? Really? That still seems so young. Is it all downhill from there? I think that there will hopefully be a lot more reasons to be happy and confident when I'm 50 or 60 than at age 28—children, grandchildren, a decades-long marriage, more career experience, a closer relationship with God.

If anyone's reading this who's over 28, what do you think? Were you most happy and confident in your 20s or later in life?

4 comments:

Jamie, Jenn, Sean and Nathan Lance said...

DEFINITELY later in life! I loved my twenties, but nothing compares to where I'm at now... and it onlu gets better every day! Although, I'd take my 28-year old body over my 33-year-old-I've-had-two-kids body any day! ;-)

Kalyn Gensic said...

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Sallie said...

Again, DEFINITELY later in life! There is actually no time I would prefer to go back to. There were so many neat times along the way but so many neat things are continuing to happen now. Anniversaries are definitely exciting as the decades go by and so is watching your children grow up and make lives of their own, becoming a couple again with the empty nest, etc. etc. Enjoy every minute--it sure goes by quickly!

Laura said...

I think each decade has different joys and woes. I definitely loved my 20s--all the moves and travels and adventures and discoveries--lots of fun! The 30s have been much harder for me (so yes, I miss my 20s in some ways), but I would say that I definitely know myself better now (for better or for worse!), and I do think there's a peace and confidence that comes with growing older that is really nice. (There are also more wrinkles, more gray hairs, etc.--not so nice!)

Like your mom said, I think the key is to enjoy whatever age you are and just be happy to be at that point, not looking back or looking forward too much. . . .