Everyone eventually starts to feel old. Even I get glimpses of my age and I’m just in my 30s. I don’t recognize the names of any newer movie celebrities, but I recognize a few new pop singers. I do have a few gray hairs, but I blame my life-long habit of twisting my hair around my fingers. Accidentally pulling so many hairs out to an untimely death must have made an impact on my hair follicles.
Eventually, some people have a big realization. For one of my coworkers, it was when she opened a newspaper and found that a man the age of her daughter had won the mayoral race. He was in his late 20s and to be fair, it was a small town, but it still made her feel like she had finally joined the ranks of the old.
I have yet to see someone I know become a mayor, but I now live in a bigger town and I don’t keep track of things happening in my birth town.
Have you had any jarring reminders of your age lately?
Any funny things you said that dated you?
More about this later as I’m sure I’ll find a few in my own life.