That's the message Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo tried to get across during a recent shoot with Philosophy for the brand's new #CoolAger campaign, where she shared her positive outlook on getting older.
"Everyone always talks about the bad side of aging," the 46-year-old actress revealed. "But aging is a gift, that not everybody is given the privilege of."
"I probably would have done my time, then gone out to search for other things," she said, but she "was definitely aware of how challenging it would be to find other roles in my late 30s and early 40s."
And she did admit that the ABC show's longevity has been the hardest part.
"Watching myself age on TV is miserable," she revealed. "To be honest, it’s the toughest part of my job."