I have been lying to myself.
I’ve been telling myself that everyone my age is old, except me.
Here are 3 things that happened this week that shattered my illusion that I have been drinking out of the fountain of youth:
1). I went with my best friend to the wedding store to pick out a mother’s dress for her son’s wedding. All of my friends stopped getting married and having babies a long time ago. Now their children are starting to leave home, get married, and graduate from college. Before we know it we’ll be grandparents.
2). I bought a pair of reading glasses after visiting the eye doctor. I can’t see anymore like I used to. All of the little images on my phone are blurry. I can’t make out the scribbles on receipts or read the fine print. Why is everything so tiny?
3). My husband started walking. This one really hit me hard. My husband was a runner before I was. Now he decided that he would rather walk because it is easier on his joints.
But on the flip side, I finally figured out what I want to be now that I am older. I want to be younger.