There are a lot of things that I love about getting older. I love being able to rent a car without paying an extra fee, or buy a house, or spend a Friday night experimenting with different flavors of hummus because what do I need to go out for? But there are also parts about getting old that aren’t quite so fun. Anyone who’s passed their 20s knows what I’m talking about: aches and pains, having to do boring adult stuff, and feeling like no matter how much you sleep, it’s never enough. Are you in that stage of life? Or are you just wondering what it will be like when you get there? Read on to see posts gathered from around the web from people recounting the ways that they have come to realize that they are getting old.
I don’t know about you guys, but sitting a lot is something I have always associated with older people. Pretty much every memory I have of one of my grandpas is of him sitting in a recliner, feet propped up, looking comfortable and relaxed.
As a kid, I didn’t get it; I wanted to be running around playing with the toys he kept in his basement. But the older I get, the more I understand it. I, too, see the value of a comfortable chair where I can prop my feet up. Like the writer of this post, I am becoming more like a grandfather every day.