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I feel old

Each of these things happened this past week:

  • My diploma came in the mail.
  • My W-2s arrived, which means I have to do my own taxes because for the first time my parents aren’t claiming me.
  • Also for the first time in my life, I have money in the bank that doesn’t have an immediate purpose.
  • I got a packet in the mail with details about Gannett’s 401K plan.

Although I live a stone’s throw away from a college campus, am younger by several years than any of my co-workers and still spend copious amounts of time on Facebook, I officially feel old.

4 Responses to “I feel old”

  1. Melissa Worden Says:

    This one made me smile. I so remember this feeling.

    Just wait until:

    >> Your friends have kids — in grade school
    >> Your boss is younger than you
    >> You’re tickled pink when you’re carded
    >> Your 20-year high school reunion is just around the corner
    >> And you officially don’t feel as old as you are. :)

  2. Meranda Says:

    I think I can handle all of those, with the exception maybe of a boss younger than me.

    At 21, I realize that I’m not old by any stretch of the imagination, but seeing a package announcing “401K details!” does make you feel that way. Especially when you consider the majority of my friends still have parents paying their rent and spend Thursday through Sunday partying. lol.

    But, if it’s a sign that I’m getting old, I already have friends with kids entering grade school this fall (they got an early start, if you know what I mean). ;)

  3. Jaclyn Says:

    I felt old officially on Sept. 23, 2006; my dad turned 50. I did so again on Nov. 4, 2006, when my mom did the same. My parents are in their 50s. That’s a half a century. Hm.

  4. Meranda Says:

    Hah. My dad’s been 50 for a long time. He’s quickly approaching 60 in two short years. My oldest sister is almost 40. ;)