The other day I ran into a neighbor, and we spent 15 minutes catching up about the recent ailments and surgeries of our neighbors. This sounds like gossip, but we live in a condo building and everyone looks out for each other, so having these conversations is essential.
As I walked away, I realized that I’m having far more conversations about ailments and surgeries than I used to have and I must be hitting middle age. That made me think about the other signs I’m no longer my 25-year-old self.
You might be middle-aged when …
- Your period is two weeks late and your first thought isn’t “Oh my God! I’m pregnant!” it’s “Oh my God! I’ve hit MENOPAUSE!”
- Your doctor starts giving orders for strange tests like colonoscopies and stress tests at your annual physical.
- You’ve stopped laughing at the Life Alert commercials because it suddenly seems like a darn good idea.
- The “I’m too tired for sex” excuse is no longer an excuse. You really are too tired for sex.
- You start waking up in the middle of the night to pee on a regular basis.
- People your age are dying with some frequency.
- You no longer know everyone on the Red Carpet before award shows.
- Some pop culture references go over your head, and you’re just fine with that.
- Stilettos are beautiful, but you’d rather be comfortable.
- Being hip and fashionable is no longer a goal. Being timeless is your priority.
I don’t know about you, but I’m much more comfortable in my skin at 46 than I was at 25. So it’s all good.
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