For most of us, childhood was one long, run-on sentence of “when I get older…” We hardly ever thought about the not-so-silver lining, it was only ever an elusive, rainbow-farting unicorn. But, actually getting older, we started to realize that naps weren’t all that bad, taking care of yourself can be hard, and there were a LOT of things our parents did that we had no clue about.
I can’t even count how many things I’ve read lately that started with “things they don’t tell you about…” Why are there so many things people aren’t telling?! Answer: because life is hard. And we’re all scared to get old, when we let ourselves think about it.
We all want to know all the things. But not really.
Ok, I know, I’m not even 30 yet… NOT old. But I’ve faced my share of crazy already (and seen plenty of crazy as it’s happening around me), and I know it’s not going to let up anytime soon. Sure, we have plenty of good times, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say sometimes I am definitely scared to get old.
What’s so scary? Secure jobs being yanked out from under you. Making sure your littles are taken care of, and feel loved (and don’t have something terrible happen to them by accident). Keeping them alive, for that matter. Randomly occurring, serious health issues. Keeping it together when you don’t feel together at all.
So if you get one thing from all of this–get that you’re not alone. Every single one of us goes through phases of being scared a bit crapless re: adulthood in general. We go through hard things. Unexpected things.
And it’s okay.
More than that, it’s normal.
The great thing is, regardless of all the uncertainty, it’s never been easier to move forward. It never ceases to amaze me how much the worlds of technology, business-building, healthcare, and so much more have moved forward even in the last few years. We have far less to worry about due to the resources available at our fingertips to solve problems that previous generations thought impossible.
One such incredible advance is the new TB Blood Test. More accurate and with results in just one visit, it’s the only available method of testing for tuberculosis with completely objective results. Coming from other tests such as the 110-year-old skin test, which could cause severe itching, false positives and was largely open to visual interpretation, this is a HUGE step forward.
We love that the #TBBloodTest gives our families more certainty with something that can seem so ominous. We love that it takes less time out of our crazy schedules, and gets us results faster. We love, most of all, that it doesn’t have a major chance of giving a false positive or a skin reaction, making a bad situation worse. Cause that’s one thing you DON’T need when facing something uncertain: more to be scared about.
If you think this might help you or someone you love, you can read more about the TB Blood Test here. And remember, we’re all in this growing-up thing together. Adulting is hard. But you got this. ((Hug))