July 22, 2013

Not Quite 21 Anymore Either

So remember how I talked about not being sweet 16 anymore here and how I have to pay more attention to make sure I am dressing appropriately for my age? Well, Saturday night I found out that I am not quite as resilient as I was when I was 21 either. 
When I was college I was a master at not being able to settle down and focus enough to study until midnight. In the wee morning hours is when 90% of my work and studying got done. Then, I would wake up bright and early for class without a sweat. Other nights I had no problem hanging out with friends and dancing to all hours of the night either. Well times are apparently changing because Saturday night I went to a co-workers wedding and danced my little tushy off. I got in around one and had to be up to serve at church at 6:45 Sunday. {:That's awfully late for someone who turns into a pumpkin at 10pm on the dot:} Not only was I painfully tiered at church Sunday morning, but my legs were so sore that after sitting down to go to the bathroom it was almost painful to get back up! What in the world is happening to me?!
{:Excuse the appearance, this was after some intense dancing and swearing my booty off:}

{:This picture has nothing to do with the post except that most of you reading this are 
girls and us girls love looking at wedding pictures. Even if they are of complete strangers.:}
I have also recently learned that the comments or questions that follow the question "how old are you?" are never good. 
On the way to camp I overheard two high school aged girls talking about this woman. They were talking about how old she was and if she was even still alive. The one girl suggested that this old lady must have been born in the 1920s. To which the other girl replied "nu-uh she was born in 1982." WHAT! That is only 4 years older than me! Don't go planning the 30 year olds funeral yet. yeesh.

When I was growing up I always looked way younger than what I was. When I was 20 most people thought I was 16; and at 23 I still got carded for an R movie. Then whileI was at our youth camp some of my cabin girls and I were sitting at a picnic table with one of the camp's staff members. She asked everyone at the table how old they were. After telling her my age she said "Oh my gosh none of yall's leaders have looked their age but you…" and she trailed off. Thank you, everyone else looks like they should be in youth but you, now you look…seasoned.

Just yesterday a sweet woman, who meant nothing personal, came up to me and asked my age. I told her and she said "oh okay well I was going to try and set you up with my co-worker whose 41, but your much too young." UM HELLO! Not only can I  not dress like a 16 year old, hang with the 21 year olds, now I don't even look like the 26 year olds. Ay Caramba! As soon as she left I ran over to some other friends and asked them if I look like I'm in my 30s because this woman clearly thought I was. Of course they said no, but this has been 3 times in the past 2 weeks. This girl is starting to get a complex.
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  1. Haha I totally feel you, I've spent my whole life trying to look my age! And recently I haven't been getting carded at bars & I'm pretty upset about it

  2. I know how you feel! I always get asked if I am in high school. I know it will come in handy one day ;)


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