Friday, January 15, 2010

You're Only As Old As You Think You Are...

I'm Getting Too Old Italian Charms


I like to think I'm a pretty smart person...or at least not dumb. Well, the other day I was forced to the conclusion that this may not be entirely true. See, the thing is for the past few months (well, since my birthday) I have been thinking I'm 28. Even though the math is pretty damn easy to do, I've been messing it up since October. Do other people do this? Or have I just started slipping down a slippery slope toward senility?

I am one year closer to 30 than I thought I was. This isn't a major issue really, I'm not a person who focuses on age milestones as being a big deal. But, 30 seems like an age where I have to start being a grown up, become more responsible and less of a goof off. It's a time when I should start to choose the path toward growth and enlightenment over the one that leads to immaturity and foolishness. I'm a lot better at being a fool than being enlightened. It also means I need to eat more veggies.

Having one less year before this deadline worries me. There are a lot of stupid things a twenty-something is supposed to do that I just haven't done yet.

I guess I had better get started on making up for lost time...The only question is where do I start?

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10 Awesome Comments:

Kathleen said...

Way to go goofy! You are that much closer to 30 and although I looked forward to it, almost 3 years ago (that should help with the math), it was still a revelation that I was forced to face as well. But it was not as bad as I anticipated it to be. Although I still feel as though foolishness far out weighs enlightenment. As you said, "you are only as old as you feel" I love you and you are not as old as me.

FeliciaE said...

Don't feel bad about not knowing how old you are, I can NEVER remember my age. I have to do the math EVERY time. And 30 is not grownup 40 maybe but not 30.

Steph said...

OK...so I won't need to grow up for another 10 years. That is a long way off, I am a bit relieved to tell you the truth. I'm just not ready to be responsible.

Tara said...

I totally know what you mean. I felt the same way when I was 29, which was two years ago for me. But 30's not so bad. I don't feel grown-up at all! Haha! And don't feel any pressure to be. So no worries.

kys said...

Oh I remember my age. I'm trying to forget it though!

Steph said...

@ Tara, it's good to know that others who've hit this silly milestone aren't pressured to act like an adult. I'm still not comfortable even thinking about being a grown up.

@Kys, HAHA! I'm sure there are plenty of people willing to remind you. :)

pixielation said...

I had a meltdown at 29 (just like a minor tantrum on my birthday that is) but I was fine when I turned 30.

But you don't have to get everything done before you turn 30 - life goes on!

I didn't get my zimmer frame until last year, in preparation for my 40th birthday next month.

LMJ said...

I was excited when I turned 30 myself, with it being a brand new decade and all...
I feel 19, though.

(I'd like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave your kind thoughts. I really apreciate it. I didn't want to post this here, but you have a NO-REPLY...again thank you so much.)
-Lluvia

Special K said...

Oh crap! 30 is grown up? I missed that memo. I'm nearly 40 and I thought that was when it happened. LOL!

Steph said...

I've rearranged my thinking and have decided I will not grow up, I will stay a Toys R Us kid forever!

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