The other night it was my turn to do her closet, and she stepped out of the closet wearing a dress and asked, “What do you think of this?”
“You look great,” I said, “but it’s too…oh… I don’t know.”
“What!” she insisted.
“It’s kind of too young.”
It was the first time I consciously realized that I am too old to wear certain things. It felt so final; never would I be able to don another really short dress, knee socks, or belly shirt (because, you know, up until that moment, that was my standard outfit).
I don’t want to be one of those women who desperately clings to her youth:
And while we’re on the subject, there are a few common faux pas that make our writing look too immature. To make our writing look more age appropriate, we must do the following:
• Capitalize the word I.
• Add apostrophes in contractions (e.g., I’m, don’t, he’ll).
• Write out numbers one through ten.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to aging gracefully- if gracefully means I can dye my grays, spend my 401K on anti-aging products, and drink the blood of virgins to maintain a youthful glow.