The past few years I have noticed a big change in how I see certain things in daily life, every time I tell anyone in my ‘real life’ about these changes they always say ‘ooo it’s a sign your getting old!!’ And I thought what better way to celebrate my grumpy old woman maturing ways than to share it with you lovely people!
Hearing house parties and general noises of fun pisses me off
When I’m in my garden I want peace and tranquility. Nothing pisses me off more than my sanctuary being destroyed by noises of a loud BBQ in a Neibouring garden or even worse, a house party. When I was younger these noises didn’t bother me at all, it was people having harmless fun, what’s the problem? Now however I get really annoyed, saying things like ‘for fucks sake it’s a Sunday!!! Why do they have to be so loud? It’s 8.30 at night why are they not packing up for bed time?!’
Seeing CHILDREN drive!!! They can’t be 17 they look like babies!
I think this one crept up on me from nowhere. There is no way I looked that young at 17. Every other car I see literally has a CHILD driving it, how come they suddenly look so young?! It is where I’m used to looking at my 30 year old face? That now 17 year olds like about 12? Also now are these young kids affording the cars they’re driving? Audi’s, mercs, bmw’s, I’m a grown up and still can’t afford a car like that! I always assume they’re either drug dealers or they’ve borrow their dads car.
Looking forward to going to bed early and panicking about getting less than 8 hours sleep
Mr Secret Blog and I used to be real night owls. Staying up until the wee hours of the morning and surviving on very little sleep. Ten years and two kids later we treasure our sleep. Nothing is more exciting than a mega early night. If we’re not in bed by 10.30 we start stressing over how tiered we’re going to be the next day. I realise I’m making us sound 80 years old but it’s the truth.
Not going out drinking as I don’t want the hangover
Dont get me wrong, once a year I will have a HUGE blow out and let the party girl in me take over (As she is still very much with me, and I love her enough to let her have some fun)…but I cannot be dealing with the week long hang over. I can’t eat, drink (even water!!!) or smoke for about 24 hours after waking up hungover and it literally takes me a whole fucking week to catch up on sleep and feel human again. No one has time for that!!!
Actions have consequences
This is something quite big for me. But I have finally realised that my actions have consequences. I put far more thought into what I say and do than I ever did in my youth. My words can have an impact so I should use them wisely. My actions effect everyone around me, having bipolar I think this has taken longer to sink in than with most. Every time I really fucked up I hurt someone, in one way or another. I don’t want to be the cause of anyone’s pain or worry, every stupid thoughtless thing has had an impact somewhere down the line. This is the best thing about getting older.
I am DYING to hear your reasons why you know your getting older!! Get typing in the comments below!!
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