Monday, October 24, 2011

This little bugger called age!

It was my birthday this past week, and needless to say I had a great time. There was definitely lot's of cake and alcohol, and laughter.

But with all the good times in play you can't help but notice the voice at the back of your mind screaming  
'I'm getting older, I'm getting older' 
Getting old is something I have a love/hate relationship with. I can never really decide which it is I am happy about. 
I get excited about my birthday but I am like damn I wish I was still 21.

Either way I am a year older now, {not much could be done about that} and I was advised that it's at this age {23} that I should stop telling people my age. It's apparently some thing that we women do, where we don't tell people our age anymore because we are afriad of sounding too old. 

All I know is when you get older people tend to start asking you these odd questions. Like first of all, 'how does it feel now that you are 23?' Uhm...... 
It's like something is supposed to have magically switched on in your body when the clock strikes 00:00 on your birthday. 
I would really just like to respond saying 'I honestly just feel the same way I did last night, when I was 22, how do you feel?'

The best this year was when I was asked about marriage. 
People asked things like are you thinking about marriage? At what age do you want to get married? 
Wait what? 

Give me a second to enjoy the fact that I was born today then we can talk about other things. 
And no I was not thinking of marriage, if I am it's because you planted the idea in my head. 

Why is it the older you get the more people pile responsibilities on you? 
I know with age comes responsibility but right now I choose only to be responsible for myself. Is this wrong?
Who knows, next year someone might just ask me when I am going to have a baby, or when am I going to buy my own house. 
It's crazy the things age do to you. Makes you think of rushing your own life. because "time is running out" hmmmm
How does age make you feel? 



  1. Hahaha, when I moved to Texas, people were asking me if I was married ALL the time. They all know I'm not, so the questions have finally subsided. I was 22 when I moved here and couldn't stop thinking about how YOUNG I was, so why would I be married?! I'm now 25, still unmarried, and still feel young. Age ain't nothin' but a numba. ;)

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  2. Why would anyone lie about their age? I mean, if you're going to lie, make it about something that matters, right? Age is really just a number. Life gets better and better. There's nothing like being old enough to have life experience and a home and some money in the bank, yet 'young' enough to enjoy it.

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  3. Age makes me feel fat. Age makes me feel like some dirty secret I hold near and dear is so totally out in the open for the world to see! (yes, I am going through an age-crisis). LOL. XXX


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