Daily Archives: 30 November, 2014

i’m winning… at pulling hairs out of my face… and i’m not even 30…

A few days ago, I was getting ready for work. I looked myself in the mirror and realized, like, actually realized, that I am officially in my “late” twenties. No more half-assed “mid” twenties, but full blown “late” twenties. I also realized in that moment that I am officially closer to 30 than I would like, and 30 is closing in fast.

(I’ve got nothing against turning 30; in fact, I welcome it. It’s just that I have a lot of things to do – for example, on the life list – and not so much time to cram all that stuff in anymore…)

Now, I’m not sure what caused me to realize this… I mean, I’ve already been yanking obscenely long and/or wiry hairs out of my face for years. (I have watched my mother and grandmother do this for my two full decades, and finally, around age 23, I joined their ranks.) I’ve noted “lines” in my face and along my eyes – an early onset of crows feet… (Approximately age 20…) Stretch marks from eating like a Patty McFatty and not exercising enough. (Life-long achievement…)

The only thing left is to find a grey hair which, thankfully, hasn’t sprouted yet. But it’s coming. I can tell.

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