“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
It’s funny to look back at ourselves and how we evolve as we get older. I thought about the concept of age and maturity after seeing this editorial of Michelle Pfeiffer by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine April 2017. I’ll admit that I was a bit of a princess when I was younger. I am the youngest child and only girl so I expected/demanded little gifts from my father regularly (pencils and stickers!). But he also indulged me so the cycle continued. As I got older, I also liked little gifts from boyfriends and got into a group of friends where we got each other gifts for the holidays. Eventually of course, I learned that giving should go both ways and material things aren’t everything. I really love it when my husband cooks meals when it’s my birthday or a holiday since I’m a picky shopper anyway.
As I became more mature, I became more of the giver. I want to show the special people in my life that I appreciated them. Thus, I love to host people for dinner (food is love!) and will still give gifts to my closest friends though we stopped gift giving a while ago. In addition, while a few of my ex boyfriends were good cooks, I learned and became a decent chef myself. I wanted to create tasty, healthy dishes and feed my loved ones. Over time, I’ve become the one doing the nurturing as I’ve added the roles of wife and mother. I have also become more patient and thoughtful in time. I’ll likely evolve a little more and hopefully for the better!
Have a lovely week!