That’s what people usually say when they hear that I’m “only” 26.
I’ll be twenty seven at the end of next month!
Which is funny really as I was the one when I was a teenager who never got ID’d.
Thing is, I don’t think age really matters that much once you’re about my age.
I think most people assume that I’m 30 or so these days, with me having two kids and a failed marriage under my belt.
Or maybe it’s because I’m a parent, and have grown up pretty damn quickly from that.
Maybe it’s more to do with knowing now, without any shadow of a doubt, that the world definitely does NOT revolve around me.
I don’t know.
Either way, I feel like a grown up.
When I chat to friends who are older than me, they always forget that I’m “so young” in the same way that I forget they’re not ages with me!
My mum and I are SO alike too – you wouldn’t imagine from chatting to us that we were any different in age really. Not if you didn’t see us.
Perfect example being us both getting silly-excited about things like pretty paper and painting and stationery supplies!
We even sqwee about things that excite us the same way! hehe 🙂
Hell, even in comments she leaves here, my mum says things in *exactly* the same way I would!
I don’t feel particularly young.
Or particularly old either.
I feel like I’m just nicely in the middle right now.
I’ve gone through a fair bit in my life so far, and no doubt that’s helped me to grow a fair bit.
I will go through a lot more in what remains of my life too, and still that’s a lot less than some people have to go through.
I guess for me, maybe because I’m feeling so settled in myself, and in my circumstances now, I feel like I’m finally*settled*.
And really rather lucky that I’ve found my feet so early on in my life compared to some others.
So yes, I am “so young” really.
Though I often think of myself being around 30 just because, I don’t know, it seems more grown up than most 26 year olds I know of (most of them not being parents mind you!).
Either way, I quite like the age I am now in my mind.
And you know what? I think I’ll be staying at that age, whatever it is, for a long long time. 🙂