At what age do you stop wanting to get older?

June 12, 2017

When you're a kid, every birthday is a day full of magic. You get to be another year OLDER! And  being older is cool when you're a kid! Then, when you become a teenager, adding an extra year often means you're allowed to do more things. At 16, you can drive! At 18, you can buy lottery tickets and a pack of smokes (not that you should - but you CAN), and of course, there's 21. The best birthday that you probably don't remember.

But after 21, there stops being any more "incentives" to getting older. Okay true, your car rental fees go down slightly at 25...but whoopdee doo. 

So at what point exactly do you stop saying "yay I'm another year older!" and go to "ugh I'm another year older.."? 

Is there an age you NEVER want to get to?

Today is my 25th birthday, and there's part of me that feels like "okay, this is a good age. I'm good here, thanks." But at the same time, NO! I refuse to stop liking my birthday. Why not continue to embrace every single year, like we did when we were kids? 

So maybe when you're 50, your birthday means you have to get a colonoscopy soon. BUT, it also means that you're only 5 years away from the Senior Discount at Denny's! (Something I've been looking forward to my entire life).

When you're a kid, birthdays are special. But in my opinion, they should be even better as an adult. Because unlike when I was a kid, when I finish all my birthday cake, I have the ability to go out and buy another one. AND I can wash it down with tequila. Because treat yo' self. I'm a grown ass man, and I can eat all the cake with tequila I want to. Provided I go to the gym at some point this week.