25 and counting

I turned 25 last week.

Did it bother me that I’ve hit 25…that I’m a quarter-of-a-century old?

Does it bother me that I have about 4-5 strands of grey hair?

That I go to bed by 10 or 11 and can only sometimes stretch it out to 12?

Nah….because, truth be told, I feel way older than 25. And no, it’s not got to do with anything physical such as the few strands of grey hair or freaking out about getting wrinkles or anything as trivial as these.

Rather, I think it’s because of the kind of work I do. I work with 18 year olds whom I perceive as kids…and somehow that makes me feel like I’m about 30-something years old. I see some of their problems and issues which as an 18 year old I never thought I would face. I see little kids having horrific childhoods.

I’ve always been told, even as a teenager, that I am very mature for my age. I never understood that because I can have my silly nonsensical moments.

But now I do.

I feel older than some acquanitances here who are 26 or 27 who still live at home. Who still have mum cook them their meals. Who go out and party because there’s no worry about saving money to pay the rent or the bills. Who drink to get drunk.

Yeah, so I turned 25. But I feel about 30.

And no, it does not depress me. πŸ™‚

I enjoy the independence. I absolutely love my jobs. I wouldn’t change a thing about my life. (Okay, let me correct that a tad — more money would be good!) Bottomline, I’d rather feel 30 or even 40 mentally than be a 20 year old in a 25 year old body.

Until next time,


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    January 18, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Happy Birthday for last week!
    Interesting thoughts about your age…I think I justify my age every birthday! Hee hee!

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    January 19, 2009 at 2:38 am

    I should hope you’re not depressed about being 25 and feeling 30!

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    January 19, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Our age lies in our minds πŸ™‚

    Time, circumstances, our profession there are so many things which mature’s us ad maturity for sure doesn’t meen being old, nahin?

    Belated Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ hope u had a gala time.

    BTW Which means u r a Capri? If yes, so am I πŸ˜€

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    Psych Babbler
    January 19, 2009 at 5:32 am

    @ Tash: Thank you! πŸ™‚ I used to do that…but somehow, the last couple of years I haven’t. Go figure!

    @ Braja: πŸ™‚

    @ Smita: Thanks for the wishes. And didn’t know you were a Capricorn too! But it’s good to know… πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    belated happy birthday πŸ™‚

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    January 19, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Well happy birthday my sweet girl. I hope you get a lot of things that you wanted in 2009.

    On a side note, I hate you! You’re 25 and I’m 32 and I feel old and I hate growing old πŸ™

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    January 19, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    H.B : )

    25…aah.. I can understand how it feels to grow old. I get these funny pangs too. maybe coz I still like to play puzzles and indulge in what society would call childish.

    And I ask girls how young they are…

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    January 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Happy Late Birthday sweetie! πŸ™‚

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    Psych Babbler
    January 25, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    @ Reema: Thanks for the wishes!

    @ Roshan: Does the fact that I feel 30 change the hate?? πŸ˜›

    @ Kartikey: Thanks for the wishes!

    @ Jessica: Thank you!! πŸ™‚

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