Thread resurrection! Sorry but I rarely look in this particular forum for some reason hehe...
I am 36 at the moment.
Bush Leagues wrote:
I'm now...(thinks)...26, not realizing exactly how old that sounds to someone who's still in their teens.
Somewhere along the way I forgot to remember that I was aging. To be fair, once I hit 21 (legal drinking age), it won't matter again until I'm 60 and qualify for senior discounts.
Trust me, when you hit a certain point in your early 30s, you will discover that there is a pretty delineation between each decade. In your 20s you're pretty much invincible, you bounce back from the hangovers without much issue, you can just keep right on trucking through seemingly minor injuries without a care in the world, you can eat whatever you want thanks to a nice, high metabolism.
30s, hangovers get tougher to overcome. Those little injuries, especially the joint crap, start to sneak up on you. Things start to creak when you get out of bed in the morning. The metabolism also decides to take a nice little nosedive and the battle of the bulge becomes an ongoing affair. It doesn't hit you the day you turn 30, but by the time you're 35, you've resigned yourself to these facts.
On the bright side, once you're in your 30s, it's a bit more acceptable to act like a curmudgeon when you're grumpy, and you've started to come to terms with being set in your ways now. Stuff Old People Do™ also, at long last, starts to make sense, and you may even find yourself starting to enjoy the idea of doing some of that stuff.