How do you know that you are on the track of getting “old”? Well, perhaps when…
You need to sleep more, until afternoon, after a night out.
Almost all of your friends are getting married.
You spend less and less time talking on phone with your friends daily.
You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good old days, repeating again and again all funny stories you experienced together.
You appreciate and listen more of the songs from your teenage years.
You developed more and more feelings about your work. It’s now your life.
You’ve started buying shoes based on comfort and practicality, instead of just looks.
You’ve started saying “no” to plans you really don’t wanna go to without feeling bad for it.
Your memory is shorter and your complaining is longer.
You hear the D.J. on the radio refer to 90’s music as classic rock.
You keep finding yourself saying “It wasn’t like that back in my day”.
Your finger cramps up while scrolling down to find the year you were born on a website.
When all you want for your birthday is to not be reminded of your age.
You no longer know every song on the radio, or every artist in the Top 40.
You don’t hesitate to complain about poor customer service
You find yourself unintentionally making grunting and groaning noises when you are standing up or sitting down.
You had a brief moment when you literally forgot how old you are.
Actually there are more to this “signs-that-you-are-getting-old” list. But I’ll just go with the ones above, as they feel closer to me. Well, to be honest, I have all those signs… *gasp*
Getting “old” doesn’t suck all the time. It’s kinda awesome in certain ways. 1) You are really maturing, becoming more responsible. You are less self-centered and start to think more of others. You care more for the elderly and appreciate them even more.
2) You also tend to be more confident and have much better acceptance of who you are! You stop to care too much of what others think of you. So what if others judge you? You are on top of your feet!
3) You stop going things to impress others. If you do it, it’s because you want to do it – to fulfill yourself. You just want to enjoy the experience and gain the advantages, cause you know the hell you’re doing.
So, in the end, it all depends on how you see and embrace it. Each situation has it’s own pros and cons. There’s also a saying ~ “if you can’t beat them, join them“. So I think, instead of fighting the situation, (as the situation exist and will run its course nevertheless), we should just flow with it. Find the best out of it, and enjoy what’s in the moment to the fullest~!
What are the things which remind you that you are older, no matter how young you still think you are? You know, something like ~ “Wow, I’m getting old” moment?