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Photo Week One:  Aging





I’m not sure what counts as ‘old’, to the 14 year old niece I am “proper” old, but the younger one thinks I can’t be old until I have children (I may never grow old in that case).  The newest edition has no thoughts on the matter and simply squeals, gurgles and looks at me with a face that says ‘you’re not my daddy, go away’.

I occasionally feel old.  This winter I have felt it a lot, what with longer working hours and pressures and the cold that just seems to keep on giving.  I occasionally notice it, mostly when other people around me have birthdays and I am reminded of the comparative time lines.  But on the whole I don’t really think about it.  I have to work it out on my fingers when faced with the ‘what age will you be on your next birthday’ question when talking to my bank.  I don’t feel like I did in my 20’s anymore, which with sage hindsight is a very good thing, but I don’t think I am anywhere close to the top of the hill and I have a little way before any more ‘milestones’ .


I think I shall just stay around early 30’s for a bit and see how I feel in a few years.  

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Suzy Nightingale
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Happy Another Year Thing
It's odd working out how old you are, I completely agree. I am much older than I feel in some ways (at heart I sort of feel the same as an over-excitable toddler, though mixed with an old lady. Which is a peculiar mix, I grant you!) I spent all of last year thinking I was a year older than I was, as we've always been taught to be vague about age in my family. I remember being asked my parents ages, to fill in some form at school, and I literally had *no* idea.

Wishing you a very happy annual marking occasion type thing (whenever that is/was) and many more. xxxxx
aprudentlady
Jan. 23rd, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Another Year Thing
I had a period where I would just answer 30, and then go "oh,no hold on, I'm not..I'm...*insert maths*"

I know my moms, its my dad's I'm not sure of. I suspect the age gap lead them to being vaugue.

sarah_mum
Jan. 23rd, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
Interesting question. On days when things creak and ache and my knees don't work I say I feel 103.
On an average day I could probably drop 5-7 years off. I really don't feel like I've been around for as long as the calender tells me.

On a good day, when the wind is favourable or I'm just feeling flippant I could be 28 again. Thankfully I never feel like or want to be a teenager again, that would be hellish.
aprudentlady
Jan. 23rd, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
oh gods yes, the knees! Today I feel much older due to cats sleeping in the most annoying places. But generally I feel about 30 ish. Old enough to be out of my less settled 20's but still knitting rude things.

I am mildly amused at the eldest niece now hitting the 'meh.../and or its unfair' stage of childhood. Yeah, father time can keep that chestnut once was enough for me!
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