Blessed to be young

For a while now I've been complaining, moaning, rambling on about how I wish I was older. There are perks about being older but why am I wishing my life away? I go on about how I'm scared to die so why on earth would I want to be any closer to that age than I already am? 
I went to visit my grandparents at the weekend with my mum. It's hard watching your grandparents sometimes. I remember when I was in primary school and they were so healthy. My granddad would always be cracking jokes and my nan would always be on her feet doing everything for me. My granddad now suffers with dementia, has had a lot of strokes and from what I can remember I think he's had a heart attack. He's short of breath, over-weight and a stubborn old man so doesn't accept that all of these things have happened to him therefore won't take the help of the likes of a mobility scooter. My nan is still always on her feet but I can see how much pain she is in these days. Her legs and arms are always hurting and it's sad to see that my grandparents are actually old. 
It's crazy how your future can actually be forked out by what you do now. Making choices at the age of 17 that could potentially affect your entire life. It's crazy how one day you just won't be able to do some of the things you do now. 
I really am so blessed to be young. Right now, I can choose if I want to be a healthy old woman. I can eat the right things, not smoke, not drink too much alcohol, choose not to do drugs, exercise. I have so much life ahead of me. I have things to look forward to. As youngens we really do wish our lives away and I bet if we continue we'll be old and wish we spent this time whilst being young creating a more exciting life. 
From now on I'm living in the present. Right now. I'm not going to think oh I can't go to that music festival to save money for a house I'm not going to be living in anytime soon. If an opportunity comes up I'm taking it. I'm going to start living every single day. That doesn't mean I have to be out every day. I'm not out now. I'm writing blog posts, I'm connecting with new people on Twitter, I'm enjoying myself and that's what I'm going to continue to do! 

Lots of Love
Jen xo


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