Monday, September 15, 2008

Grandma.

Today two things happened- one large and significant, and one small and trivial: however both contributed to an immense feeling of FEELING OLD :P

This morning we welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the family :) I now have 2 nephews and 2 nieces directly and many more too numerous to mention. I am an AUNTY so many times over!

Eeek, I feel old.

Furthermore...a passing comment from a friend on my short hair:
"Your hair suits your age"

...so we're only 6 years apart, but surely that doesn't make me too old for long hair to suit either??!

Hmmm, at my age my mother already had 2 toddlers! Sometimes, I feel a bit like that Coldplay song "Talk" cos the lyrics mention "going nowhere much too fast".

I guess that is the seed which starts the whole quarterlife crisis thing- because we have so many expectations of what people should be doing and what they should have achieved by certain ages, when we don't fit into these social conventions then it's easy to feel a bit...crisis-y!

Urgh, I hate feeling old, I know, it's so irrational but I guess it's all relative(you feel it more as a mature age student amongst high school freshies for sure!).

Even so, I definitely cannot relate to 75% of people my immediate age. Maybe I should make a concerted effort to try and understand them better by making myself go out and interact with more of them- maybe they can teach me how to be my own age?!

In any case there's that saying: "you're only as old as you feel."

Well I feel at least 60. And my joints crack and ache too :p LOL

4 comments:

Healingstones said...

Hmmm 'quarter life' - sorry no sympathy there. Just remember the wise old saying about coping with 'too many birthdays'. "Getting old is simply a case of mind over matter - if you don't mind, it doesn't matter!"

Shannanigans said...

I think in this day and age all expectations of what a person should be doing need to go out the window.

My mom had three kids at my age, but she also ended up divorced and a single mom...so what is better? I am happily married, no kids, a great job...Am I content? Never, but I throw off expectations of what I should do for what I WANT to do. It's the only way for me to be self satisfied.

Healingstones said...

P.S. Liking Suzanne Vega does not mean you are old - it means you have good taste ;o)

If you like her - have you ever listened to Aimee Mann?

mscherrylane said...

Healingstones, HAHA. Liking Suzanne Vega is one matter- the fact that I even know who she is dates me! Also the fact that I didn't know who "JT" or what his "top single" was in trivia the other night...LOL, that's the curse of being immersed in youngsters! Thanks for the aimee mann tip-will check out when I get a chance!