There is a radio station in my lovely state of Minnesota, and their slogan is '90's, 2K and Today.' It was that moment when I realized I was getting old, because I remember when it was still '80's, 90's and Today.' After that was just a flood of things that I do that made me realize even though my drivers license and birth certificate say I'm 25, I lead the life of someone much older. I've made it clear that I would love to live in a retirement community due to my dislike of kids and low key lifestyle, so I proudly present, signs that 25 is the new 50.
1. You suddenly start listening to, and enjoying, talk radio. I can't remember the last time I actually listened to music in my car.
2. Grocery shopping, a necessary evil. It's not as fun as it used to be, because now I'm the one paying for that entire cart full of food. But at the same time, it's also a mostly peaceful time to myself and I can get whatever I want and no one's telling me 'no.'
3. You start to realize that you're older than about half the current pro athletes.
4. You realize that 'Friends' and 'The Big Bang Theory' gave you unrealistic expectations of what it would be like to live in an apartment. Maybe it's just me, but I've lived in my building for years and I couldn't pick my neighbors out of a lineup.
5. Sleeping in until 8 am is a rarity, and trying to stay awake after 8 pm is a struggle.
6. You get a little jealous when you see high schoolers with fun colored hair. I used to put purple streaks in my hair in my teens, but unfortunately now I'm at the age where it's not "age appropriate" or "work appropriate."
7. You hear teens using slang and have no clue what it means.
8. On that same note, you don't get what teens are into. What is a Billie Eilish? I don't get the appeal of her or her music.
9. Your social media becomes a really weird place. Half your high school classmates are getting married and having babies, the other half seem to have regressed and are doing things like the 'Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge' and bragging about how much they drink every night.
10. Your 'give a crap' attitude goes waaaaay down, like a complete 180 from high school. You no longer wear what the popular kids like and are a lot less concerned about what strangers think when they see you in public. Don't like how I look? Then don't look at me.