Turning 28 and Feeling Old

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Birthdays are a great time for reflecting, goal setting and thanksgiving.

Amma Mama

 Do You Feel Old?

This past Saturday (11/21) I turned 28! My mom asked me if I was feeling old.

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Birthday card from my Bopz.

I told her no and anyone else that asked me that. I don’t. I just feel VERY BLESSED. “Old” is subjective. Recently at a work meeting, my co-worker mentioned she would not be coming into work the next day because she had to attend her cousin’s funeral. My manager expressed her condolences and then asked my co-worker how old her cousin was. She replied 64 years old.  My manager then responded with “Oh my, that’s so young”.  Keep in mind that my manager and co-worker are both old enough to be my mom. I mentioned this example to reiterate that “old” is truly subjective. To some  64 is old but it’s young to my co-worker and manager.

May your years be counted not by your age but by how you spend your days.

-Author Unknown




I feel blessed to turn 28  and to be in good health. This year my cousin and her unborn baby died. My cousin was only 32. My dad who has diabetes had his second leg amputated. In addition, two former classmates of mines (not even 30) both passed away. One was hit by two cars while crossing the street and the other was killed while driving a motorcycle.


My Advice



Everyday of life should be celebrated and appreciated. Don’t wait until your birthday. However, don’t dread turning another year older because it is a blessing. Some don’t get the opportunity. Celebrate your age no matter what society thinks of that age. Remember that “old” is subjective and YOU define what old is. If you think you’re old, you will feel old. If you count your blessings, you will feel very blessed.

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip! -Author Unknown

(Left to Right) 25, 26, 27, 28 All my birthdays! #Blessed

(Left to Right) 25, 26, 27, 28 All my birthdays! #Blessed


My 28th Birthday 


The front of my beautiful Hallmark Mahogany birthday card from my bestie!

My birthday was so nice. My lovely friends Aaya (left) & Becs (right) pictured below treated me to a yummy brunch at Scion Restaurant in Silver Spring.

my girls

FULL review of Scion Restaurant & my dining experience here.

Scion french toast

my girls and i

 My Outfit

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I bought this Angelina cloth from Eleganza Fashions in Hyattsville, MD. I took the cloth to my seamstress Janet and she kilt it. Let me know if you ever need a good seamstress and I will share her contact info because she is great! She made my birthday skirt last year also, see here. Becs got me this beautiful necklace from Tanzania! I can’t wait to (God-willing)  visit Tanzania with her next year.


My Hair


I was supposed to get big hair like YaYa as I mentioned here. However, my stylist couldn’t do it so I wore my Celie Twists aka Crown Twists. I just uploaded a video tutorial on how I do them since people always ask me. You can watch it here.

All in all, I was surrounded by lots of LOVE on my birthday. The best gift I received was the gift of life and good health! I THANK GOD for that.

Thank you for reading and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

~Amma Mama

  • Rebecca
    November 25, 2015

    i love your post! It was very encouraging !!! I wish you all the sucess and may all your prayers and dreams come to life in this year!!

    • ammamama
      November 26, 2015

      Hey sweetz! I am glad you love it, thank you for reading it :-)Thank you for the well wishes! I pray the same for you and for TZ nexy yr!!! 🙂

  • Melissa
    November 29, 2015

    Hello Amma,

    Happy Holidays! You look gorgeous Amma, loving the hair, make-up and outfit 🙂 You are right, we should be blessed and thankful for waking up to see another day. Each day should be a day of celebration! You and your friends look lovely in your pictures. The food looks delicious too. Glad to see you are enjoying your birthday Amma. I think life gets better as you get older 🙂

    • ammamama
      November 30, 2015

      Hey Melissa!!
      Happy Holidays to you too my dear! Thank you for the compliments, kind words and for reading 🙂

  • Milan
    December 2, 2015

    Happy belated birthday! Sending you many well wishes and may you be blessed abundantly. 28 is far from old! 64 is young too! Great post and beautiful thoughts. I’m 32 and still feel (and probably look) 25 most times. I like the saying that “you’re as young as you feel”. Keep celebrating your life every day and so many wonderful things will continue unfolding for you. All the best lady!

    • ammamama
      December 7, 2015

      Thank you so much for reading Milan and for the well wishes. I really appreciate it 🙂 You’re absolutely right “You’re as young as you feel”. So true, it starts in the mind.

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