Another glorious week of sunshine is upon us and I'm both excited and insanely stressed all at the same time. This week is a big one for me both work wise and personally and whilst it's all super, duper exciting, it's all bloody terrifying also.
Hopefully by Thursday this week I'll be able to divulge you a little with exactly what it is that is going on!
But first, today I thought it would be a bit of fun to talk about those things that make you stop, take heed and realise that you're in fact old. It happens only every so often but makes you take a step back and think "yep, I'm old now" And whilst I know 27 isn't exactly old, old. It's the oldest I've ever been (duh) and with that has come a whole new feeling of chill, of knowing myself and a whole new sense of maturity, and so here we go; You know you're getting old when...
You actually like waking up early on a weekend
I remember being younger and being genuinely fuming if I woke up before 11am. Now it’s quite the opposite where I’m a little bit gutted that I’ve “wasted the day” by sleeping in. Unless of course it was like the weekend just gone and I had absolutely no plans and laid in until 1030, now that was quite a treat.
But for the most part I love waking up sans alarm clock around 830 on the weekend and embracing having a full day off to do with what I wish.
You get excited by a new scent/flavour cleaning product
I don’t know whether this is an age thing or a Mrs Hinch thing but I really do get rather excited when a new cleaning product comes into my life. My faves are Method, particularly the pink grapefruit scent (honestly, try it!) But when a new range or even better, a new fragrance is launched I must admit I get a lil bit giddy to try it out… What a rush!
You have a 26-30 rail card
Yep, it’s been a year since I was no longer in the 25-30 railcard club and just last month ordered my first 26-30 card having just turned 27. It’s a bit of a blow but I must say I’m bloody chuffed that a 26-30 rail card is actually an option now, hurrah!
Your thoughts change.
PLEASE tell me I'm not the only one who now, when watching something on TV or online my thoughts have completely changed. Rather than just enjoying seeing my fave Sex and The City gals on a beach in LA, I'm now thinking "I hope they're wearing sunblock" or when watching Desperate Housewives I'm not ogling at Jesse Metcalfe doing the gardening, instead I'm wondering "how much do you think the mortgage would be on that house"... Yep, if thats not old I don't know what is.
You get JOMO rather than FOMO
I’ve always been one to suffer with FOMO (the fear of missing out) particularly when it involves my pals, but over the past year or two I’ve actually revelled in JOMO (the joy of missing out) This is one that deffo comes with getting older and enjoying the simple things in life. Being at home, lighting some candles, getting a Chinese and snuggling the dogs whilst watching a film with a glass of wine, that is pure sheer JOMO for me and there is nowhere else I’d rather be.
And so, there's just a few things that are making me feel hella old lately, I'd love to hear yours too. I always find myself chuckling at myself whenever I have these thoughts and feelings so would LOVE to have a giggle with you in the comments about yours 🙂
Have a beautiful week and see you in a couple of days for some exciting news.