Last Christmas, my brother in law told a story about a girl he knew who wanted to do liposuction.
I guess the 2nd glass of wine suddenly made me sharper than usual.
“Wait! How old is this “girl” of yours?”.
I was a bit suspicious because he is somewhere in this late forties.
“50”, he answered.
I burst into laughter. “She is a women, not a girl!”.
It’s funny how young girls can’t wait to grow up and be called “woman”.
But at one point, “woman” sounds old. They demand to be called “girl” again.
I have no problem telling my age, but I rather let people play the guessing game.
Usually by face, they think I’m younger.
By career, they think I’m a lot older.
Let’s review a couple of instances where my age didn’t fit other people’s expectations.
I guess my parents will always consider me their baby.
They always tell me: “Seeing your child growing up is wonderful, but at one point it has to stop. But it doesn’t. That’s when it gets terrifying”.
They have a valuable reason, so I will accept it from them 😉
But what I ABSOLUTELY hate is one others tell to stop worrying and that I have plenty of time to achieve anything I want.
“You’re still a baby – relax”.
Yeah, 28 year old baby!
Also whenever people me to “relax”, it has the opposite effect on me. Anyone else as well?
These are the years that some things need to happen – I can’t just wait for good things to come my way.
I rather put in a little more effort now and relax later.
For whatever reason, a lot of people seem to think that I am insecure about my looks.
Because I complain about a bad hair day or that one pimple?
I used to be bullied a lot for being ugly.
Because of that, I hated the way I looked for a long time.
But then, almost over night, other things became much more serious.
Job, finance, household, blogging.
It distracted me from worrying about my looks.
Worse than people talking about my appearance, are those that say “You have plenty of time to figure out what you want”.
Followed by “Some of the most interesting people still don’t know what they want from life at the age of 50”.
I guess I’m not interesting then.
I already know what I like, what I want and where I want it.
I think I was born old 😉
Comparing myself to most 28 year olds, I think I have way past that stage they are in.
The phase where I want to explore things. Try different jobs. Travel different countries.
Soon I will be starting my 5th job. And guess what?
It’s the same type of job I did as my first job 😉
I have pretty much seen what I want to seen of the world.
Now I just want to re-visit the countries that suit me.
How do people estimate your age?
Do you feel older, younger or just right?