I have a vitamin subscription? And other reasons why I feel old

As the year is (quickly) going by, I’ve been thinking ahead to something I’ve dreaded since I was young – my 25th birthday. In October, I’ll have made my way around the earth 25 times, and that makes me feel old. Like, “I’m a quarter- of-a-century old” kind of old. Over these past few months, I’ve been incorporating things into my life that are really cementing those feelings. So, here it is, a comprehensive list of all the reasons I feel old:

Scale: I’ll be scaling each reason from 1-5, 1 being “that’s really not that bad” to 5 “wow, just, wow.”

  1. No one asked for this list but I thought it would be cool – 5
  2. As titled, I have a vitamin subscription – 1 (this is just good health)
  3. Saying “This is just good health” – 5
  4. I’m starting to buy preventative skincare – 3
  5. Eating asparagus almost every day – 2
  6. I’m subscribed to 3+ different newspapers just to read the same news on different platforms – 4
  7. I only watch Guy’s Grocery Games – 2
  8. Or, the news – 5
  9. Eating bad salads while I’m hunched over my laptop doing work – this is just sad (5)
  10. Saying or doing something and thinking, “Wow, I sound like my mom” – 5 billion

So, there you have it. A comprehensive and tentative list of the reasons I feel old. I understand that 25 is definitely not old, but with the pandemic, everything just feels so much worse. Staying inside most of the time and not seeing anyone is draining. That alone is aging the general population, according to The Washington Post who said, “we are not only sheltering in place but aging in place.” 

That article was written in May 2020. MAY. We are almost a year past that and the pandemic is still looming over us. It’s no surprise that I, or anyone else, is feeling older, more drained, and all around just tired. That’s why I got a vitamin subscription, to start feeling better (see, good health).

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