Ohhh haha I love this. This was just beginning to be clear to me at the time - that anything "learned" and "mature" I said would sound juvenile in earshot of an actual grown-ass woman. But of course you need to work through these ideas in a non-judgmental setting before they can really solidify into something useful. These days I throw them at a private Twitter account, which I think of as a dressing room for ideas.
4 thoughts on “#759 – it’s finally taken its toll”
I turn thirty in three months, but I have a lot of friends or relatives who are significantly older than me that I'm close to. The 40-somethings don't feel like grown ups. The 50-somethings have a bigger desire to party than I do. My 62 year old mom says she thinks of herself as a teen. My 70-something -year-old aunts still consider themselves young. My 86 year old grandma is maybe the only person who believes herself to be a grown ass woman, capable of doling out advice and wisdom. I'm just resigning myself to feeling like a kid the rest of my life.
the single most simultaneously maturing, grounding, and horrifying moment of my entire life was when i had the epiphany that almost everybody is just sort of making it up as they go along
When I was still living with my folks in my mid-twenties (they were in their 50's), they were the ones who were going out to bars to hear bands and party when I was staying home crocheting and watching TV. It was bizarre.
My head cannon for this storyline was always that the two older women were jane and eve from the future.