It's rare for me to feel "old." I'm 42 and happy and proud of my age and that I've made it this far and that I feel better than any other time in my life. I have no qualms telling anyone my age.
I think age should be celebrated, not feared and pitied and ridiculed as it often seems to be in our society. Moving forward in age means a blessing of longer life, a wealth of knowledge, a strength of spirit.
But every once in awhile something happens and it's like *whap upside the head* guess you're not a spring chicken anymore, huh?
My conversation with fresh-faced, wide-eyed 19-ish cute kid guy sitting next to me on the plane:
Him: "Where are you headed?"
Me: "To pick up my son. He's been at his dad's for 3-1/2 weeks and has to start school in a week."
Kid Guy, very earnestly: "Oh, high school or college?"
Me, laughing: "No, SECOND GRADE!"
The kid looks at me funny like this isn't possible.
Me: "He's only 7."
Kid: "Oh, wow!"
Okay, I know that TECHNICALLY I could have a kid in college (like this very guy sitting next to me!), but I don't yet! He's only 7! I was 34, okay, when I had him, Mr. Young Guy To Whom I look Old!!
It actually was very funny and perhaps a lesson for him not to assume anything, ha!
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