Fifteen Signs That You Are Getting Old

I’m 30 in October. It’s not old, I know, but sometimes I feel it. I’m kind of hoping that when I’m in my 40’s and 50’s I hit a mid life crisis second wave of youth and energy.

How do you know when you’re on the fast track to thirty? Well, your life may be a little bit like this…

1. You wear slippers. All the time. You even take them on holiday with you.

2. You buy shoes based on comfort and practicality. Those 4 inch pointy toe heels? Ouch!

3. You realise that you’re almost too old to go on a 18-30 holiday – and don’t actually care. Far too noisy.

4. Hangovers take longer and longer to recover from. Sometimes, it just isn’t worth the pain.

5. A late night is anything past 10pm. 11pm on a weekend.

6. You find yourself squinting at your phone, and needing to purchase reading glasses.

7. You struggle to name anything in the top ten charts.

8. You have no idea what ‘bae’ means. Clearly ur not down wiv da kidz no more.

9. Your eyes want to bleed when you see things written like that ^^

10. You rarely watch an entire film without falling to sleep.

11. The thought of going out and standing in an overcrowded nightclub paying £6 for a vodka and coke makes you shudder.

12. You know your limits when it comes to alcohol, and rarely venture past them.

13. You take a flask of coffee and a blanket to sit on with you on days out.

14. You have started shopping in Marks and Spencers and BHS for clothes.

15. You don’t even attempt to shop in Miss Selfridge/TopShop/that shop that is always really dark but smells nice anymore. Those little denim shorts are indecent!


Can you identify with any of these?

14 thoughts on “Fifteen Signs That You Are Getting Old”

  1. Yes! I definitely identify with most of this list. Thank you for the good laugh. (And yes, my eyes have been bleeding for years!)

  2. oh wow. According to this I’ve been old since I was a teenager. High heels suck so I never put myself through the torture, and I found clubs to be a bazaar mating ritual that was more entertaining to watch than be a part of. However, even at 30 I can get mighty tipsy and not be hungover. College was good for one thing at least lol

  3. I am 50 and although I do some of these things, “old” is not a word that I use to describe myself. Not because I am afraid of aging because I love getting “older” and more wise, I just don’t like boxes. But I get what you are saying. Namaste

  4. haha! yes, i can identify with quite a few. yesterday i realized I was a middle aged blogger and today my chiropractor told me i had arthritis. seriously? what next? lol

  5. Ha! Great list. On my birthday, I’ll be heading into the last year of my 30’s. Yikes. I don’t even want to think about that. Enjoy your thirties. They are the best.

  6. i love this article so much. I am over 30 and i feel pretty old. I forget things too easily, very disorganized and worry all the time

  7. And you’d rather stay in than stay out! Lol. Rushing to get home to get some rest is also a good sign. I used to love going out, now not so much!

  8. I am 31 and I can totally relate with all of them :). Reading this post made me realize my age haha.

  9. I’ve always bought shoes based on practicality. But I could certainly relate to 10pm being late to go to bed. And past 11pm is late for us on weekends! Lol. I think that could partially be because our kids get up around 6am or 7am.

  10. hahaha great list. I turn 33 this fall myself. My husband and I joke that we are old. Staying up all night, eating tons of junk food, endless energy are things of the past.

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