Today is week three of my ‘question of the week’ blog series. It’s been going great so far; I can’t wait for your responses to this week’s question.

Question: If you could choose your age for the rest of your life, what age would you be and why?

My response: I can’t tell what my life would be like after today, so I really only have ages 1-30 to choose from. Without a doubt, I’ll choose my current age—30, because I feel as though I’ve developed balance in my life and it’s the happiest I’ve ever felt, so far. I am also loving the person that I am at this age, and am fully living and enjoying life. 

How about you?

Comment below and share your thoughts.



31 Replies to “If You Could Choose Your Age for the Rest of Your Life, What Age Would You Be?”

  1. This is an absolutely great question. All my decades have been marvelous, although some were very rough. I would say my 60s were the best, but at 71 I would say the 70s at this point were much better than the 60s at 61, but hard to see what the next years until I hit 80 will bring.

  2. Great question babe. It’s funny because I also choose my current age of 30, I am having one of the best years of my life.

  3. Thank you for these interesting questions. Like the others above, I’m happy to help 58. Every year has brought challenges and growth. I like who I am and where I am. If I keep working at it, next year will be even better still.

  4. If I could keep the *knowledge* and mental/emotional/spiritual condition I have now, I would definitely go back to a younger body. But the older I get, like others have said, the more comfortable I am in my own skin. I would not trade for a younger body if it meant loosing the peace of mind I have now.

  5. I’d remain 51! Past the fertility and peri-menopausal nuttiness years, still feeling adventurous, not yet ready to review my life from a rocker. New creativity alive in me with time (although never enough!) to pursue it, family life amazing. What more could I ask for? Great question of the week!

    1. Hey Jiji, I am blown away by these responses. I was under the impression that most people might have chosen to be younger–how wrong could I have been.
      You’re absolutely right, as we get older we become more content with life. Isn’t that great?!
      Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. First of all, I absolutely LOVE waking up to these posts on Monday mornings!! I really look forward to them, and have been wondering for the past couple of days what the question of the week might be this week. It’s fun and interesting to think of an answer, and to also read your answer. 🙂

    Sorry if this comment gets a bit long, but this is a question I have asked myself for years, and it’s something I really struggle to answer. The simple answer for me would be 22. My mom lost her battle with cancer in January 2008, when I was 22. My birthday is at the end of June, and, in July 2007, just a couple of weeks after my 22nd birthday, my mom was able to see my lifelong dream come true when the band that I eventually ended up traveling with invited me to join them onstage in my hometown in front of 10,000 people. It’s a moment I will never forget, because, at the time, my mom was healthy and everything was going well. I still remember looking out into the crowd and seeing the smile on her face. It was a great moment for me, but it was most memorable because my mom got to see it.

    I wrote a post back in August (on my mom’s birthday) telling the story about that night, and how my life has changed since I lost my mom. If you’re interested in reading it, the title is “Life Happens- Everything Happens For A Reason”. The best years of my life have happened since my mom passed away, yet my family hasn’t been as close since then. That loss, the way I dealt with it, and the decisions I made around that time are the reasons I am living my current life. I would really love to go back to a time when my mom was still alive and things were “normal”. If I had known then what I know now about the world and about life, things would have been very different. 22 and 23 were very important ages for me, because they changed my life forever. 30 and 31 were the same way for me. I would like to think that the reason I can’t clearly decide on one age is because the best age of my life hasn’t happened yet. 30 was a good age for me. 31 was stressful. 32 has been stressful so far, but I still have 8 months left to turn it around. I think the future will bring really great things, and a lot of happiness. My life is a bit of a mess right now, but I feel like I’m on the right path, and am becoming a better person each day. I will get to where I want to be when the time is right. I just have to stay focused and keep moving forward.

    1. Aww.. thank you so much Danny. I’m so glad you enjoy it, that’s enough to keep me going with it.

      I just read the post on your blog and I’m left speechless…
      I am truly sorry for what you had/have to go through without your mom—I cannot imagine what you endure waking up everyday without her physical presence.

      After reading your comment and the post you wrote, I must say, I am really blown away by your outlook in life. If everyone had half the outlook you have, they’d be doing okay. Keep doing what you do and all will be well.

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us 🙂

      1. Thank you so much again for your sweet words!! They really mean a lot to me!

        The outlook I have on life is the only way I’ve ever known to live. I just have to look at things in a positive way. It’s the way I am. Hopefully my positivity will inspire others to be more positive, as well. I believe that we all have the ability to have a positive impact on the world. I’m not special in anyway. I just want to do my part! 🙂

        1. You’re absolutely right.. it’s very refreshing to meet people who have such positive outlooks on life, despite the many challenges we all face.
          This is one of the many reasons why I love blogging—I get to interact with such people. It’s awesome!

  7. Great question but also a hard one for me. 🙂 i find that different ages signify different milestones in our life so it’s hard for me to really pinpoint a specific age but if I had to choose – probably 21 because I was most ignorance and naive about life in my late teens/early 20’s. Life was so simpler and uncomplicated back then. hehe 🙂 However, I think it is equally important to embrace every year of our lives as each chapter brings about a new set of adventures. I am equally grateful for being in my 30s and having developed the wisdom of being an adult – though that’s an ongoing challenge lol – but nevertheless a challenge which I embrace.

    1. What a great way to put it… I can totally relate. When I was thinking of my answer, I thought, maybe I’ll like to remain a child, with no responsibilities, just playing outdoors and being carefree. But then I thought, I’ve been learning so much more about life as I’m 30, and am able to do as I please and handle things better.
      It was a tough question indeed.. thanks so much for sharing your response.

      1. You’re so welcome. 🙂 I haven’t forgotten about our desire to do a collaborative piece. Do let me know if you have any ideas and please feel free to connect with me on Facebook, if you like. 🙂

  8. I was going to pick somewhere between 30 and 35. Things definitely started smoothing out there. No way would I want to return to the younger years… unless I could back knowing what I know now. 🙂

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