17 signs you know you’re getting old

I really love reading list posts so this week I decided to have a crack at one of my own. I’m 24, so I’m well aware that I’m not considered ‘old’ but the other day while chatting with a group of friends in WhatsApp, we realised how much of the stuff we do doesn’t actually reflect our supposedly ‘young and carefree age’ and that we were all basically a bunch of Nanas. Which is great cause y’know, Nanas are awesome. And so came about this weeks post. Enjoy and please be sure to add your own in the comments!

  1. You get excited about going out out but by the time you’re actually there, you’re actually kinda wishing you were back home with your dog and a sharing bag of Maltesers.
  2. You make the effort to work out when the best time to go to the cinema and other places is so that it won’t be full of other people. *shudders*
  3. You now bloody love your sleep and relish the chance to be in bed by ten.
  4. Yes, you did enjoy summer thank you very much but you secretly like autumn even more because blankets and hot chocolate and warmth.
  5. You look at teenagers “today” and can’t help but your shake your head and judge their clothing, thinking: it wasn’t like that in my day!
  6. You find yourself tutting when the Christmas bits start popping up in shops. “IT’S SEPTEMBER!”
  7. You have absolutely no shame in searching out the good stuff in the reduced sale at the end of day in the supermarket. 19p bread? BE MINE. 32p cookies? SCORE.
  8. You find your tolerance of people is zero. WHY ARE YOU SO ANNOYING? STOP IT.
  9. You bloody love settling down for a good hour of Grand Designs or Location Location. Why can’t you have all that money?
  10. You get really excited for homeware shopping. And you don’t really know why but you actually really like shopping for houseplants. They make you feel sophisticated – especially when they don’t die.
  11. Your nights out with the girls have now been swapped to nights in and that’s fine cause yknow, you can actually hear each other talk.
  12. You shed your clothes as soon as you get home like some sort of snake and crawl straight into pjs or comfy clothing.
  13. You’re much more conscious about your health and fitness. No longer can you binge on carbs and stay stick thin. *Sobs.*
  14. Your first thought when you see it’s a sunny day is: “Ooh perfect weather to hang out some washing!”
  15. Even though catch up TV exists, you find yourself planning your social life around your TV schedule: “Sorry, I can’t do pilates at 8, it’s Great British Bake Off!”
  16. Falling asleep on the sofa and afternoon naps are a thing and you don’t know how you ever lived without them.
  17. You genuinely have to think when someone asks you how you old you are.

Emily x