Shit I’m Getting Too Old For

ย getting too old for this shit

I know you’re all rolling your eyes as my 25-year-old self just referred to myself as “old” in the title of this post, but hear me out. At 25 my body and mind feel and act completely different than when I was in college- or even the first few years out of college. Friends my age are getting promoted, getting engaged and successfully making it through each day without the guide of their parents. I’m sure when I’m 30 I’ll look back at this post and laugh and how different life was at 25, but for now all I can do is reflect on my early 20’s and retell the differences I’ve encountered. Here are a few things I’ve realized that I’m getting too old for.

Going out

No longer can I stay awake past midnight on a Friday night- I’m lucky if I make it past a glass of wine and a full episode of Shark Tank. I simply just don’t have the energy to gallivant around the city, hopping from bar to bar and mixing alcohol like it’s my job. The last few times I’ve been to ย bar I remember saying to myself- and others- “Is it just me, or is it too crowded in here?”, “Is this actually real music?” or “I never acted like that when I was 21, did I?”

Drinking

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy alcoholic beverages on weekends and nights, but I can’t drink the amount that I used to. No longer are shots something I accept with a smile. The number of drinks I can have in one sitting without having a hangover the next day is closer to one than five. The quality of the alcohol I drink is higher, more expensive (by “expensive” I mean still cheap because I’m poor) and I prefer wine and fun drinks like margaritas over vodka-sodas or the cheapest beer on tap. How people my age can still party like it’s 2010, I’m still not sure of.

Drama

Being in a healthy relationship and surrounding myself with true friends has made me realized just how little I care about the stupid stuff. If a girl unfriends me on Facebook, no longer do I get upset or get my feelings hurt- it now makes me laugh. Because at age 25 if you still unfriend people on Facebook due to jealousy, you have no life. If I see that I’m the only one not invited to a weekend get-together, I don’t wish them any harm- I probably wouldn’t have wanted to go to the lame party anyway. The things that used to matter just really don’t anymore, mainly because I don’t have time to focus on them or even think about them. I’m too busy kicking ass on the Internet with my blog and writing, trying to make a name for myself at work and laughing my ass off with my boyfriend and friends.

Eating whatever I want

I’m genetically “blessed”, as some would say, with a petite frame. Thanks, Mom. I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not gain a pound. Until recently. The 10+ pounds I gained since moving to NJ was definitely needed (I lost a bit due to anxiety- yuck), but the fat decided to deposit itself in new and exiting places, like my stomach and butt. I’ve heard it only gets worse as you get older. AWESOME!

What are some things that you feel like you’re getting too old for, no matterย what your age is?!

37 Comments

  1. I pretty much always had a 2 drinks max, I agree with all of the above. As far as the weight gain I have a friend that’s in her late 30s in the same situation, she’s petite and very skinny. She ended up seeing a trainer that changed her diet and put her on a new exercise routine and now the belly is gone. So don’t be scared it can be done.

  2. Ugh drinking. While I still enjoy going out on the rare occasion, drinking definitely isn’t what it used to be. I’m that person who would rather pour out a shot than even attempt to drink it. The hangover just isn’t worth it.

  3. I would never know that someone unfriended me on facebook…. unless I tried to look up their page for some reason. I just can’t be bothered to check in with facebook numbers

  4. I am soooooooooo over drinking and going out. I don’t like it. I barely drink and it’s not fun to be around a ton of drunk people when you are sober. Plus drinking is so expensive and I hate the calories that are in the fruity drinks!

  5. I so so so so agree with all the above! I went drinking on Friday night with a group of friends and I wasted my WHOLE Saturday being hungover. NOT COOL. It just isn’t worth it. But it never fails, I only want to have a few drinks over the course of the night, but one of our guy friends loves to buy everyone drinks and whatever the heck he gave us was toxic lol. Also, the drama, so over it too. I literally just ignore negative people and have been focusing all my energy on the good ๐Ÿ™‚ It is so nice! And finally, girl… I got to this phase at 23. It was weird… that’s when I gained weight and I have been working my ass off to get it back. I’m also not walking 2-3 miles per day + working out (like I did while in college) but my metabolism is also slowing down each year, so I have to be careful about what I eat or I’ll blow up like a balloon! Great post, as per usual ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is all so true! I’m the same age, and this weekend I was around a bunch of college kids– who in all honesty are only a few years younger than I am, but I felt SO old!

  7. My idea of drinking now is having a relaxing glass of wine ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so over going out…I love going to bed early!

  8. Oddly, I’m opposite. The older I get the more energy I have. Maybe it’s just that I’m so used to not having energy that I can handle it. Who knows???

  9. I am right there with you….I was over all the things you mentioned at 25 too, BUT I will say that I am a night owl and wish I could go to bed early and cold stop eating Jack in the Box!! LOL!

  10. Since I am sooo much older than you (ha…) I’m going to offer a bit of advice: go out and drink while you can. I mean, obviously act a little older and mature than we used to when we were younger, but… Just drink, dance, have some girls’ nights.

  11. I know all of this very well. Wait til you get to 32. Argh! I NEVER go out …just to friends’ houses and out to dinner. I still eat whatever I want…I probably shouldn’t. haha xo

  12. This is spot on! My Friday nights consist of a glass of [cheap] wine and a couple of TV shows before nodding off on the couch, and I’ve definitely noticed that weight isn’t staying off like it used to (ugh)!

  13. amen girl! going out and boozing has completely lost its appeal. i’d rather drink wine on my couch with my fuzzy socks on than rip shots at the bar *shudders

  14. Love love this!!!! Plus I enjoy all the qualities about you that make you normal. I am 23 and I feel like I can’t “hang” either. Got to enjoy this life and not feel bad about how we do it. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I have to laugh what a coincidence is all of this. I came to your blog, because I’m in middle of reaching out for fashion bloggers. I’ve read you are SEO analyst, which made me curious, and now I’m reading your post and just smiling, cause it’s something what I would have written ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m 21 now and I just can’t keep with my friends. I can’t drink nonstop like in old times! When I remember how we drank when we were 16 – 17 (Don’t know about US, but we’re starting pretty early in Czech, hah)… oh boy!
    I’m more about business, excercising, eating (and living) healthy… Is something wrong with me? ๐Ÿ™‚

    And this quote: “Iโ€™m too busy kicking ass on the Internet with my blog and writing,
    trying to make a name for myself at work and laughing my ass off with my
    boyfriend and friends.” should be framed on your wall ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love it!

    Great post and good luck, Rachel!

  16. Girl, I’m 30 and I’m too old for all of that shit too! I have coworkers in their 20s that want to go out all the time and I just don’t have the energy for it! I’m also too old to spend time doing things I don’t want to do…like cleaning. I need a maid. STAT!

  17. YEP, yep and yep to all of these! Honestly, I’m too sleepy and old for all the crap I used to put up with. Give me a glass of wine and my computer and I’m one happy girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I just turned 26 and I can totally relate to all of these things! I don’t know when it happened but I suddenly feel “old” and can no longer imagine how I used to stay out so late!

  19. Just pretend I’m shouting yes from the rooftops because that’s exactly what I’m thinking. I’ll be 30 in November and I am definitely way too old for ALL of this. I have turned into such a homebody, and I don’t hate it. Wine and margs have become my fave drinks but I’ll always take a cold beer. And no longer can I eat what I want or not exercise. Not that I ever could, but now I notice it. That was a glass of cold water to the face.

  20. I am only 23 and I feel I am too old for banter with strangers. I don’t understand talking for the sake of talking without getting to know each other. I shut down when I hear, “it’s not that deep” because… shouldn’t it? But for now I still stay up until 4am drinking with friends.

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