When I was younger, under 20, I feel sure I seemed older. I was always pretty mature for my age. Responsible. I also always hung out with older people. I was very young for my grade and had friends who were a grade or two ahead.
Now that I am 43 I believe I look and act like a 43 year old. Although people tell me they would have guessed I was younger quite often. I have no idea if they are just trying to be nice or not? My husband agrees with me that I seem the age I am.
In some ways I am younger than when I was thirty. I enjoy things more, feel more free, desire to have more experiences.
I don’t know. Can I trust the people who say “I’d never guess you were as old as that?” What are they going to say, “Gee, I thought you were much older”?
It’s been a long time since I was carded, but the last time, I was about 34. And I was 48 when the girl on the boardwalk guessed 36. She had to give me a plush toy, but first she insisted on scowling at my driver’s license.
I don’t think I dress, talk, or laugh like someone who gets senior discounts at the movies (although sometimes just for fun I go for the student discount instead), but I am moving with much greater care and caution ever since I swore an oath never to break another bone.
Some people say I look 14, some people say I look 25 (I’m 20)
Some people say I act like a 6 year old, some people say I act like I’m 50 the latter being the apparent reason that sometimes random people feel comfortable telling me their doubts, fears, secrets, and past.
I am 66 but no one ever guesses me anywhere close to that age. I have good genes and have very little gray hair. Because I am so active, I am in good weight and shape. Plus my interests are almost all those of a younger person. I was racing my razor scooter with some of the grand children and even a couple of great grandchildren today while the rest of the oldies sat and watched. I will not sit on the porch until I am too crippled to do anything else!