When I write this I am 41 years old. The only time I think about my age is when I have to write it down or share it. Most people do not believe I am 41. They say I don't "look my age." I appreciate that, but I then ask, what does my age look like? My belief about age is that it doesn't really mean anything but a physical progression. We are linear beings, at least in the physical sense and age is a way for us to keep up with the progression. But mentally, emotionally and spiritually we all fall on different spectrums and I think the progression in these areas are more important than the physical one.
I also think aging can be a consistent reminder of the inevitable lost. I think about my parents and that I have enjoyed 41 years with them and at some point I will be on this earth and they will not. That is sometimes difficult to manage, but I hope that my spiritual and emotional growth now will allow me to feel the pain of this and understand I am still connected to them spiritually.
I think that I am in at a good age. I am more than grown. I cannot deny that anymore, but I am not in physical decline as of yet either. my brother and I talk about the age we feel we are in our head. There are times I do not physically feel any different than I did at sixteen. Yet the way I think and emotionally process things are beyond sixteen years of living.
Bottom line, no matter what age I am what I truly believe is that at 14 or 41 or 141, the best thing to do to enjoy life is to be present in the moment no matter what age.