Besides graduating from college, I’ve noticed some things about myself recently that have me showing my age. Some are most disturbing than others. May I note, that if you find some of these qualities are those which you are taking on yourself, that’s okay, I’m finding it’s not quite as bad as I once thought it might be.
1. I drink coffee with cream & sugar. While I enjoy a latte and a frappuccino, today I went to Dunkin’ Donut’s for a meeting and ordered a coffee, just a coffee. I would have felt like I was 12 getting the usual (fattening) caramel mocha frappuccino, so I decided to order a mature drink. And surprisingly, I liked it.
2. Weight isn’t so easy to maintain. Now that I’m not in college, hopping in every pick up game of volleyball or basketball, its much more difficult to stay active. So I realize that I can’t eat everything I like and I need to watch the food I eat because I might actually game some weight. This is a disaster. (It also doesn’t help that I work at a dessert company).
3. Bed time rules have changed. My entire life I’ve had problems going to bed before midnight. In fact, it was dang near impossible. Now, by 11pm, I’m exhausted and ready to go to sleep. Very serious change. It’s quite shocking actually.
4. I understand why people enjoy doing nothing. This was a question that plagued me for quite some time. Why/How do older people just sit around and do nothing? Are they depressed? Life must be awful for them! I’ve found its quite the contrary. Sometimes, not all the time, I too enjoy coming home from work and doing nothing simply because I’m tired and I want relax. For someone who is always on the go, this is a new, strange concept for me.
Other factors to add to the list about me or about you?