On Aging

For much of my adult life, I’ve felt 17. I’m not sure why I ended up stuck at that age, but it was a definite point for me. Until recently.

Again, I’m not sure why, but I’ve been feeling my age lately. I know, I’m not that old, but considering that I’ve felt like a teen for the past decade or so, it’s odd to suddenly realize that not only am I 35, but I FEEL 35. What the heck?!

Why do I feel old? It might be the fact that my children are getting older and I’m seeing that this isn’t going to last much longer. Maybe it’s the fact that  look at my in-laws, who have been married for 6 months and are split, shaking my head and thinking up sage advice and realize that I’ve been with my man for 13 years. Or perhaps it’s the fact that all the tourists in Antigua suddenly seem really young and I’m surprised their parents let them travel down here!

Whatever it is, I don’t like it. Not one little bit. I liked feeling young. This feeling middle-aged business is for the birds!

6 thoughts on “On Aging

  1. I loved the comment about the tourists. When my daughter was telling me about a trip to the emergency vet with one of the granddogs, she said, “So the vet comes in, and he’s like about 12 years old.” Yep. I still remember the shock when my doctors started being a lot younger than I was. :)

  2. It goes fast, faster as we age. Sid Harris said it best, ” life is like a book, at ten years old, each page means a lot and is a big part of the story. At 80 years old, one can rip out a decade and the story remains the same”. Sid died at 56. My folks are 20 years older than I, my Dad is wore out, my Mom is fine-there are no guarantees.

  3. Don’t blame me for that! I just hit 30…regardless of how old I do or don’t look. But handsome actually mentioned that the other day when we were at Pollo Campero celebrating my birthday a couple days early. There was a team (nice matching t-shirts) of foreigners, and it just amazed him that their parents let them come down here alone “so young.” Even when I came down at 25, 30 seemed ancient. I don’t feel 30 yet, but those kids look young.

    • Lol, I wasn’t blaming you at all! You do look young, but I’m talking about the tourists who literally seem to be 16 or 17 and are wandering all over the place in giggly groups.

    • I realized after I clicked that my comment might come across wrong. I should have added I laughed about the tourist part because I totally agree! :)

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