It may seem wildly unreasonable that I would question a saying that existed before my existence, “Life begins at 40”. A popular 20th century phrase with obviously different narrative and has deeper meaning to just the way the four words were listed.

Maybe at 40, I would stand unafraid listing out the reasons the saying was birthed… but now, I rather express my extreme joy from the “some times oversized”, “other times undersized” and “a few times fitted” shoe of 26 who just checked into 27 today. 04.04.19

Life begins as a foetus and can restart at any second.

Let me explain with an exciting part of my childhood memory…

Super Mario
I loved playing Super Mario with my brothers. They were kind enough to let me have a taste of the amazing game with a never to forget soundtrack. An interesting feature of this game like the others was that the next stage was expected to be more interesting and yeah! challenging. However, we move on to the next stage with so much joy, ever positive and ready to conquer it with the experience gotten from the last. The experience solidifies our confidence, hence, we stay focused while hoping for the next level with so much excitement.

This mini nostalgic tale of mine can inspire great deal of ideas, but… I choose to witness how it gracefully highlights that;
“Every new age is an opportunity to explore and enjoy the glory of the age”

So this is 27…

I never wrote to 27 but I can smell the certainty that 27 knows that I care. Just like Super Mario, level 27 has started with excitement dipped in love with sprinkles of confidence, and served on a hot plate of experience… experience from 26 and all the way down!!!

And Life???

It starts when you don’t just fall as raindrops to calm the red earth… but while you fall to kiss the dust of the earth and the grass upon the hill, you inhale and exhale love, enjoying the fragrance it brings.

It starts when you don’t care whether the glass is half full or half empty.. rather, you fill your cup to the brim, cross your legs and drink!!!! Enjoying every sip and getting hydrated.

Life starts or restarts when you choose…

18… 36… 50… whenever!!!!

Written by Umahi Uju Vicky
Talking about myself welcomes me into the world of confusion, I mean, how else can I say that I am a passionate volunteer, a flexible teacher, a life loving blogger and Umahi Obianujunwa Victoria!