Well, I've been past 18 for almost 6 years now. But I still don't feel old, or even adultish really. I mean I'm graduated from college, I work full time, I'm married, we even own a house! So at one point do those these in our life make us feel grown up?
A couple weeks ago Nate and I went to Seattle. And while we were there we stayed in a hotel. (What is it that is so fun about staying in a hotel?) Nate said something like "do you ever feel like we're playing pretend?" Like how can we just stay in a hotel, by ourselves? Or even go on a vacation when we want, where we want?
Last night we went to the midnight showing of Dark Knight Rises. Today, I am exhausted after only 5.5 hours of sleep last night. My freshman year of college I went to bed around 1 or 2 or 3 almost every morning, and granted my grades didn't end up being the best, but I felt fine. I felt alive, and coherent. And today I feel like crap. Does my needing more sleep mean that I'm getting old?
I guess I shouldn't complain about sleep until we have children and are getting 5 hours or less of sleep regularly, right? And then maybe having children will make me feel grown up? Having a little being to care for besides myself?
Right now I think 25 feels "old", but that's only a little over a year a way for me, less than a year for Nate.
So I have a couple questions for you... whoever you are, no matter what age you are, do you feel "old"?
Second question, I want to make a list of 25 things I should do before I turn 25. Any suggestions for me?
- Run a 5k. (I know I run this distance often, but not outside and not in public)
- Read 10 books.
- Take a photography class.
- Get pregnant.
- Sew a dress for myself.
- Travel to another country. (Again. Hopefully Europe next summer)
- Learn a magic trick.
- Make breakfast in bed for Nate.
- Lose 5 pounds (And keep it off until #4 happens)
- Have 10,000$ in savings.
- Stop biting my nails for good. (It probably means I'll develop another bad habit to replace it though)
- Cook a turkey.
- Eat vegetarian for 2 weeks.
- Float the Provo River.
- Study ASL.
- Dye my hair brown.
- Study German.
- Sew a blanket/quilt.
- Paint 2 more rooms in the house.
- Pay for a stranger's meal.
- Make a compost bin.
- Visit a new state with Nate. (Together we've been to Utah, California, Washington, Idaho, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. And drove through Arizona, Oregon and Nevada. 40 more to go.)
- Don't eat any candy for 1 week.
- Make homemade butter.
- Hike to the top of Timpanogos.