So this is the obvious time for a cliche post about the new year and what not. Can you even believe that we are going to start 2007? It makes me think of Y2K and the world coming to end and how we're still here, seven years later. I don't like to talk about it, but I've been out of college for five years and high school now for ten years and this is just mind boggling to me. What has happened in all those years? I don't feel like I've been out of high school or college for that long!
The question I want to pose to you, dear readers (the few that are out there) is how old do you feel? Is it a certain age or a range (mid 20's, late 20's)? Does the number really matter? Not really, if you feel and act something different, who cares about the number? Another question that comes to mind is, do you feel grown up? What age do you think society expects us to be grown up as opposed to feeling grown up? This is something I have talked about with my therapist (yes, I said my therapist) and she seems to think that if she were to take a poll, her expectation would be that on average, people start to really feel like an adult in their 40's. That's right, your 40's! The theory is that we just fake our way through life, jobs, marriage, kids, etc., before we start to feel grown up. I don't know about you, but this makes me feel better about myself. I wish people would speak up about it more often.