I feel like an old man at 23, I wonder how I'll feel at 40...I really don't understand why people say, 'Life is too short', it feels long to me! Not that I'm complaining, I just don't see where they're coming from...
The majority of my friends have kids, some are even on their 2nd/3rd, others are married or in relationships. Some are at university, some have got proper jobs, cars, flats.
I'm 19, My eye sight is shocking (genetically bad has been declining since I was about 9 and has only really just stabled itself) I have mild tinnitus (I worked in nightclubs since I was 18, and I love loud music and jammin with others, again loudly) I dont have a proper job (I tend to work abroad) I dont have a car, I dont have kids and havent had a stable relationship since I was 14 and even then it was abusive so that was all wrong to.
Feeling like a spinster and I'm closing into 20 D=
I'll be 24 next thursday on thanksgiving and i keep ancient *insert " UGH, I'M OLD...I'M LIKE THE CRYPT KEEPER!" *
5 years now almost 6years i was sitting in my high school classes as a 12th grader..It literally feels like it was yesterday.Now almost everyone i was friends with is married, has 1-3 kids, my son is due in a matter of months..but i still feel like i'm suppose to wake up early and go sit in class at 8:30am...it's just wrong..Alzheimer early maybe
All my friends are getting married too. I could have been married myself, but well, as weird I am, I scare the shit of the men I like. I see myself married, but later than usual
I look several years younger than I really am, but I can not fool my own body. I used to be able to walk using my hands and play all kind of different sports, now I have enough with two days or three at most to the gymn.
I used to be a boxer, a killing machine in training. I am paying now for that. The old injuries always came back, and I have a few
I am still stronger than the average woman my age and younger, but last summer I got involved in a football match with some teenagers from the church I used to go, and shit, my body was sore for a whole week
Common age-related vision problems involve the muscles around the eyes (not the eyes themselves) and usually doesn't kick in until age 40 or later. You just have bad eyes. If you're getting headaches too you probably need to do something about that.
Squinting gives you eye wrinkles. THEN you'll feel old!
terminallyboredFeatured By OwnerNov 15, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
I feel old when I find people online who were born in like the late 90s and early 00s, but to be honesti I find it a bit annoying when I hear teenagers and people in their 20s/30s complaining about "being old". You're not OLD until you need a zimmer and have to start wearing nappies again.
I'd say so far the only disadvantage of being 30 is the dating, women (unless under 25) don't believe in subtlety and so the neediness is very evident and the "children" questions tend to appear around the two month mark (or sometimes less) rather than the healthy 6 month period.
On the bright side though, I can ran fast when I need to.
I am 21, 3rd year university, aaaaand, uh, Iunno. I feel like I've wasted my entire life. And I do feel old compared to all the horny teenagers getting pregnant, married, and whatnot, not to mention all the "wat r u doing" retard-speak. Yes, I feel old...
TheSpiderFromMarsFeatured By OwnerNov 15, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I started getting that feeling after I turned 20. Like OMG! I'm turning 21! OMG, I'm turning 22! And in a week, it will OMG, I'm turning 23! So yeah, that's how it is with me. But the same time, it's more a sort of half hearthedly feeling. I'm not really that worried (and since most of my friends don't have kids or anything, you just ignore everything even more). I think I'm most surprised that the years pass by so fast, that's all.
Is the age you set on your profile accurate? If so, stop complaining and enjoy your life. That your eyes are getting worse does not necessarily has anything to to with aging, go to an eye-doctor and get some glasses. If you really start to get older, I suggest denial, it is often helpful.
I haven't got anything to do with those I went to highschool with. I didn't care enough about any of them to stay in regular contact, but I'm certain some have gotten married and had kids by now, as well as some moving out of their parent's house (which is becoming increasingly rare these days, what young person can afford it? )
I'm just disappointed I'm closer to being a "mid 20's" than an "early 20's" which I could have labelled myself as up to a year or two ago. No-one asks me for ID anymore, no-one refers to me as "kid" anymore. I have to shave daily now. I think I have once been asked if I was married (yeah, like that'll ever happen ) but usually the question is do I have a girlfriend/boyfriend, as if people just assume that by my age I would have found someone (I guess most who aren't losers have by this point even if it didn't last...but not me ) Teenagers look more and more like little kids every passing year. I remember when I was 12 - someone who was 15 looked so big and intimidating to me, now they look like the 12 year old's I can't say my hate for teenagers in new though, I hated e'm even when I was one myself. Video game releases just don't excite me as much as they used to and I find myself criticizing and over-analyzing everything I used to love. No wonder why old people are so joyless
TheSpiderFromMarsFeatured By OwnerNov 16, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's extreme getting married at 18. But on the other hand, it's sooo uncommon here, and many people doesn't marry before they're in their 30's or older. Heck, MY parents married a couple of years ago, after being together for like 25 years (wasn't a classic church wedding though, they just signed some papers, and I found out about it a month later). So, yeah.
They had kids too young, too soon and didn't think it through. Now they're 23 and look considerably older and tired. They did let themselves go, for sure. It wouldn't be this way, if they thought it through and maybe set aside some time to build up their finance first. It's a terrible cycle because now they're struggling, and their kids aren't getting the most out of their childhood.
My nephew is getting taller than me. That makes me feel old and short. Then he'll go to high school, then my niece will graduate. Then I'll feel super old, even if they're not too much younger than me.
DeithmareFeatured By OwnerNov 14, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
People get married at younger and younger ages these days, and more often than not, they're mistakes in the first place. You're very young, so I wouldn't worry about such things at such an age. After high school, many people feel as though the years fly by, so it's not uncommon.
Now, if you're actually from Alabama, I know numbers may be scary, but (SEE I CAN MAKE FUN OF ALABAMA TOO)
Alabama's average marriage age is 25 for men and 23 for women. This IS a bit younger than the national average for the US, but not lower than several other states, and not all of those are in the south.
Now, as for the change over time, which is indeed the matter at hand, the demographic data I found that average age at first marriage has in fact increased in Alabama, as it has in the whole US since the 1950's- although actually not as much as I thought. "Average age at first marriage for American women in the 1950s was 23 years.21 By 2008, the median age of first marriage for women in Alabama is just over 25 years, and 26 years for women across the US." source- [link]
You can look the figures up yourself, I'm sure, if you disagree.
DeithmareFeatured By OwnerNov 15, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
Erm, alright? Antagonize Alabama all you want, it's terrible here. Twenty-five and twenty-three is still low. You can't tell me that even half of the couples getting married at that age are financially stable. I know the majority of people in close proximity to myself either have a poor paying job or no job at all. The point I was trying to make is that marriage shouldn't come that early, if people want to get married at all. Personally, I'm against it because I view it as a pointless money drain.