I don’t feel my age. Although really, if you think about it, what should 36 really feel like? I’ve been thinking of the whole age thing since I saw Up in the Air. Afterward I looked up the movie on IMDB. That’s when I learned of Vera Farmiga‘s age. I think Vera is absolutely beautiful, but I was surprised to learn that I am 3 days older than her. I was also surprised when I learned Chelsea Handler‘s age. I’m 2 years older than her! She’s only 34. I think Chelsea is beautiful too, just not really 34 years old looking. The last time I was at my hair salon another customer asked how old I was and was surprised when I told her I’m 36. When my mom was 36 she was a mother of 3, two of us were already teenagers. My mom’s always looked young for her age, but I still feel like she was so much more grown up at 36 than I am. I mean, I’m responsible and all that. We own a home, we pay our bills, I had a job from the time I was 15 til just a couple years ago. But I just don’t feel like I thought 36 would feel.
I also don’t feel like I look how I thought 36 would look. I think my friends and I all turned out pretty young looking, and that includes bloggy & twitter friends. I’m not going to post all y’all’s pictures here, you know what you look like. And you look good! So here we are, a whole generation of young looking and young feeling people. Not just girls either, CSP still looks like a young stallion. I’d post a pic of him but he always looks drugged and tired in pictures so it wouldn’t really help my point here.
Also, I don’t have old interests. I’m not a huge fan of sitting around debating politics (although I will). I’m still into glitter and cute stuff and being a girl. Here’s a real life example of how I’m basically just a giant girl child…I received a text from my aunt regarding Easter dinner plans: “I’ll have unsweet tea with Splenda and I found you some cool straws.” I wonder if becoming a mother will make me feel my age, or if I’ll still be the same me, just with a mini me running around? (I’m hoping for the latter!)