I am twenty-three years old, and I know that, in the grand scheme of things, that is not that old. But, sometimes I feel like Methuselah. When I don't understand the new teenage lingo or I see the latest trends, I am reminded that I am no longer a kid but an adult. Here are five signs that mean you are getting old like me.
1. You don't understand the new lingo
What does stan mean, and did I even spell it right? While I was working at a camp this summer, I had to ask the kids what they were talking about because I didn't understand the jargon they were saying. They were glad to explain, but I felt like a grandma.
2. You don't know what a VSCO girl is
I know that it has something to do with Hydroflasks and scrunchies, but that's about it. I sure can't make that "sk" sound. My theory is that once you reach a certain age your body decides you are too old to be one, so your mouth won't work that way anymore.
3. You had rather stay in and cook than go out
This could also be because we are broke college students, but my friends and I would rather stay in and cook than go out. While our college counterparts go out and party, we stay in and cook and play cards.
4. You have to make sure you remember to pay your bills
One of the things it seems I have trouble with the most is remembering to pay my bills, especially since they come through email now and not snail mail. When I was younger, my parents paid all my bills. Now that I am an adult, I have to remember to pay them unless I want to sit in the dark and take cold showers. It's just one more thing to remind me I'm getting older.
5. The kids you have known since they were babies are now driving and graduating
All of my friends' little brothers and sisters and the kids who were in elementary school when I graduated are now getting their licenses and graduating high school, including my own little sister. These are the kids who I have watched grow up from being babies. It makes me feel so old when I hear that they are hitting these milestones.