Friday, February 15, 2008

I feel old today

My "baby girl" is about to turn 5, and today I'm filling out Kindergarten registration forms for 2008-2009 school year. Just doesn't seem possible. At all.

As I meet more and more people on Etsy, I feel older and older too. So many of them are young - some even still in high school! I was a pretty with-it kid in high school, active and smart and all...but no way would I have the patience and commitment to have an Etsy shop back then! Or the college kids - they amaze me too. I know what college is like, "busy" doesn't cover the half of it.

And while I'm being amazed by these young people, I'm wondering...when did I leave that category? I'm in my early 30s, for pete's sake - not my 60s! And yet, undeniabley, THEY are young, and I am not.

I'm not ready for this. I'm not ready to be old, or even "middle aged"!

2 comments:

Jenrosesegrest said...

I so can identify with you, I am 31 and am finally going to graduate college. I took a 3 year hiatus to party too much, work too much, and spend too much, but then i met my hub. and rediscoverd my passion for the arts. Or maybe it is just that I finally had the confidence to put my art out there I am not sure, but none the less, I am surrounded my young twenty soemthings day in and out at school. Maybe the catch is we need to hang out with an older crowd that way we can be the youngins. I honestly believe that you are only as old as you feel, so we better start feeling young real quick. anyway you arent alone, and you have a real swell blog, I enjoyed purusing it.
xoxo jen

KieutiePie said...

GAH you're not that old! You had me thinking you were 60 or something. Im one of those crazy busy college kids.. I don't have any idea how I do this all actually... but I'm about to turn 25. Only a few years off!