Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Getting old: the bright side


Are you guys sick of me talking about my old age yet? I know. I know. I'm only 26 and I should probably stop being SO damn dramatic about being closer to 30 than I am to 20. Yeah. You're right. I should pull myself together, wipe the tears away and get out of bed. I mean, being 26 really isn't that bad. There are worse things in life, you know, like, going a day without coffee. And, today, I've already had a cup and there are many more to come, so I really don't have much to complain about.

So, instead of moping around feeling sorry for my old-ass self, today I'm over at The Dessert First Way, helping a sister out with a guest post about what it means to be older and wiser. That's right friends, I wrote a post about the bright side of being old-balls.

See you all there! Happy hump day.


  1. Just read the guest post - it was great! Age is just a number, but I agree that I definitely don't want to go back to being 18 or 19.

    I had been feeling old until this past weekend when I went to a Ben Folds Five concert and realized I was the youngest person there, which was shocking to me. There was an unusually high number of jackets tied around waists, which isn't exactly the norm with people my age haha.

  2. I commented over at the Dessert First Way, 'cause comments are further proof that you are super-rad and your writing brings in readers. Duh. But you make me laugh all the time and I totally agree with you on that whole "getting older ain't so bad!" front. The older I get, the more secure I am, and thus the happier I am and who can argue with that?

    Sometimes I still wear silly shoes but I am learning not to beat myself up if I conk out by 10pm. Like last night. With a book on my face.

  3. Oh deary! You ain't an oldy at all! New follower. And excited to go check out that post of yours!

    amanda @ we and serendipity

  4. You really need to stop this, my lady! Embrace your birthday. Would you want to give any of those years back? Forward right through like ona VCR? Hell no! Right? Each year has brought you new adventures, growth, love, laughter...You gotta earn those bitches! Love, a wiser 30 year old. :)

  5. It's intimidating but I'm happy that I'm getting older. I would never go back to being 18. I was a stupid, rebellious kid who didn't know anything - I felt more so I got hurt more. I like feeling wiser and more prepared to live in this chaotic world than feeling lost. Your post was great too! Made me laugh as always. :)

    Your blog buddy,

  6. I think it hilarious that you are still talking about this AND calling yourself a "little old lady"!! Makes me wonder what you'll be saying at the "dreaded" 30-year mark...

    It also makes me wonder if I should be inviting you to do a guest seem to be "getting around" lately, lady! Ultimately, I think you are too popular for my blog. (Wink)

  7. I know how you feel, I'm 26 too.. I "know" I'm not "old" but in the mid 20s I feel like there's that realization that growing up is actually a real thing. It can be heavy sometimes..

  8. Oh geez, I know what you mean about worrying about age but unfortunately it's going to happen anyway :) I used to think I was old when I was 26 and now I would love to say I just turned 26!

  9. 26 isn't so bad! I'm just about to turn 26 but my manfriend is staring 30 straight in the eyes and is terrified. :)