I am 35 years old. That means I am an adult. Big deal, you’re probably thinking, that happened 17 years ago when the law told me that I was an adult. Well, yes, but the realisation has been more of a slowburn.
This post has been inspired by Taryn Southern’s video of the same name, included below. So here are the 15 moments I gradually realised I wasn’t in high school any more, in no particular order.
1. Finding the women in furniture adverts are actually quite sexy.
2. Finding fhe furniture in furniture ads are also quite sexy.
3. Start to get drunk after only two pints.
4. Hungover the next day after only two pints.
5. Partly dreading your sister’s wedding because you know evergone will ask when you are getting married.
6. The ages of people getting married are not only the same as yours but have also carried on falling.
7. Internet dating and arranged marriage make sense.
8. Realising you haven’t watched much TV lately and not caring.
9. Having civilised conversations with your parents and, shock horror, laughing at their jokes.
10. The world did not end aged 29.
11. Sometimes agreeing with the Conservatives. Sometimes.
12. Realising you are more conservative and that revolution is not necessarily the best option.
13. Sexual fantasies end up in marriage; white wedding dress replaces black leather outfit, but you still say “I do” to the dominatrix.
14. Getting turned on by a hot property opportunity.
15. Finding that the best feeling in the world is being able to pass on what you have learnt to the younger generation, e.g. teaching.
So, on the whole, becoming an adult is not a bad thing. But I still have some way to go.