This Makes Me Feel Old.

OldiesStation I can’t believe in January I’ll be 49. I feel so old and ever since I was 45 I’ve been falling apart, having medical issues,and been on medication and/or have had surgery for such issues. I feel like an old broken down jalopy. Lately there have been many things that make me feel old as well such as:

  • Hearing songs I listened to in high school being played on the “Oldies” station
  •  Hearing songs I listened to in high school being referred to as “Classic” hits
  •  My kids have no idea who bands I grew up listening to like Van Halen, Ratt, or Twisted Sister even are
  • When sales people in stores call me “Ma’am”
  • Half my natural hair colour is now grey
  • Wrinkles, crow’s feet and bags under my eyes
  • Turkey neck and “Bingo wings”
  • Gaining 60 pounds since I was in my 20’s
  • Thinking it just seems like a few YRS ago that I had my first baby…..but he’ll be 26 in 2 months
  • When I hear “20 YRS ago” I think about the 1980’s
  • I have no idea how to use cell phones
  • They haven’t had any good music since the 80’s
  • My mother was my exact age when she became a grandmother for the first time
  • Old friends I went to school with are grandparents now
  • Kids my kids grew up with are now married
  • When I was the age our oldest is now I already had 3 kids
  • I’m shocked seeing photos of old friends today and how old they look and how much we’ve all aged
  • The last time I saw some cousins they were kids and now they have kids of their own
  • My grandparents and all my aunts and uncles that were a big part of my childhood are all dead now
  • It was 30 YRS ago I graduated high school but it just seems like it was a few YRS ago
  • I now have glasses and hearing aids
  • Actors I used to watch in those 80’s teen movies are now all in their 50’s
  • I’ve been with my hubby for more YRS of my life than I haven’t ( 27 YRS with VS 21 YRS without)
  • I’ve been homeschooling now for 24 YRS
  • In 2 YRS I will have been alive for half a century
  • My oldest kids are now old enough to have their own families
  • I may be starting menopause
  • I have to take 8 medications daily.