(just a word of warning: i don't like to swear in this blog, but i have a trucker mouth and i've sworn in this post.....just so you know)
i'm starting to feel old.....like real old.
or maybe i'm just realising i'm not young anymore.
i've never had that dread of a birthday because, you know it's another year older (gasp!)
this year i turn 27 and it's starting to hit me. even just looking at the numbers hits home a bit.
it's my ten yr high school reunion...that's crazy shit.
i asked a girl at work the other day if she thought the latest stan walker song sounded like anastasia. she asked me who anastasia was. (am i right though? it so does!)
I heard will smiths men in black song on the radio last night. they said it was from 14 yrs ago. i didn't believe that for a second until husband worked it out and indeed, it was from about 14yrs ago.
fuck. i'm getting old.
it's made me think (quite deeply) over the past few days about growing up and life in general.
1. Why is it when you're a kid all you want to do is grow up and be an adult. And when you get to the adult stage and well, it sucks. Like it really sucks! I'd much prefer to go back to only worrying about what colour i'll pick next for my picture or being horrified because someone poked their tongue out at me.
2. When I was about 9 or 10 I was busting to be 13. I just wanted to turn 13 so badly because then I'd be able to be "free" and do whatever I wanted to. It was such a cool age. (i blame all this on the babysitters club books...they were 13 and allowed to do everything! claudia even had a phone in her ROOM!).
When I was 16 I remembered when I really wanted to be 13 and just thought "why?". how silly. Then I just wanted to be 20 and all grown up.
Ha. All grown up. now i'm (turning) 27 and look back to my early 20s (f*ck...i can actually say early 20s! that's an old person thing to say! hahaha) and think wow i was so young. I thought I was old, an adult and all grown up, but you're really just a kid still at that age.
I wonder if i'll think the same thing about my life now in a few years.
3. Does everyone feel young no matter how old they are? I feel like i'm still the young girl at school and gearing myself for life's journey. Where's the time gone??
it must be the inner hippy (i'm sure i was a flower child of the 70s in a past life) but i love maxi's. i love them dressed, dressed down, boho, glam, worky...any way i can get them (except tiered maxis...they suit no-one). i've just been on a pinning frenzy when i searched maxi skirt diy and sorry for those follwing my boards...i've just clogged up your "pinboards you follow" page with maxi skirts. oops.
puffer vests is the theme for this weeks polly dolly challenge. i don't wear puffer vests. never have and probably never will, but i don't mind the odd puffer jacket, so i've adapted this weeks challenge to suit me.
i usually avoid surfers like the plague....i stay far away most of the time, however after seeing that the suitcase rummage was on i was willing to venture up that way of the coast. this has been like an urban myth for me....something i've read lots about but never actually been to one. i was pretty excited!
so husband and i took the whole 20 minute drive and decided it was worth the drive. the atmosphere was kind of melbourney (which is VERY un-surfersy) with lots of stalls, suitcases, music and food in a little alley. i went snap happy as you can see...
A quick run down of my weekend so far.
Ditched the 10km marathon for my market today.
First stop every saturday morning: Sugar cane juice (with ginger) and a visit to the cake shop to get a gluten and dairy free pineapple and coconut muffin at the farmers market. Also got kettle corn (it's sweet and salty and we are addicted to it but hate picking it out of our teeth for hours after) and my yummy eggs from the organic stall.