Tuesday, April 23, 2013

on being older.

I go through different phases throughout the week where, at times, I feel really old and out of place in my normal life or where I feel young and normal and like I could've been in college 2 years ago.

Joke's on me. I graduated from college 7 years ago.

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Nelly concert in a different state with two strangers. I use the word 'stranger' (SHOUT OUT TO NANNY) (AND DIDDY) in a very casual sense because, is there any real such thing as an actual 'stranger' these days? I mean, with the internetS and all? Not only did I attend a Nelly concert, but I dressed up in some extremely ridiculous clothes and went to a Nelly concert. I enjoyed each and every second of the concert and the events prior and following, but I couldn't help but think, "Is this what 29-year-olds do?"

And is it? Was I being spontaneous because I am 29 or because I am 29.

How do you know how old you're supposed to be? If I didn't have a copy of my birth certificate I would guess I'm not 29, but that's only because for church on Sunday, every single item of clothing I put on my body was picked up off of the floor of my room. Surely, other 29-year-old women are not participating in an activity like this?

Is there a manual on getting older and acting your age? Not your perceived age, but your actual age? Like, should I be as into loafers as I am? Or should that come later in life? Am I at the correct age to be really interested in typography? And did I skip all the ages where crafts (and other shit) should consume my time? Is it okay to only brush your hair on Saturday?

Is there a way to figure any of this out other than just getting older and figuring it out? If you don't figure it out does that mean you're dead or just no longer living?

How do you know if you're just a complete and total weirdo and no, you aren't like any other 29-year-old and it is absolutely not okay to go to the grocery store on a Sunday and only buy beer and Frosted Flakes.

Is it normal to only buy beer and Frosted Flakes at any age?



Patrick Dodd said...

Frosted flakes and beer are good at any age. (If this comment about beer harms me in some kind of election in the future, I'll be ticked.) (I have no intent to be in any kind of election in the future.)

Kristin said...

Brilliant! What every 28 year old is thinking EXACTLY!

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