Coffee & Naughty Thoughts

Author Linda Bolton - Writer, Blogger

How Old Are You?

I’m not talking your physical age, the year you were born. I know how old that says I am. How old are you in your head, in your soul? How old do you really feel? How old is old?

When I was twenty I had a girlfriend who dated men eight to fifteen years older than us. I thought these guys were ancient! What was I thinking? I’m way older than that now and it seems so young. But I don’t feel my age. I feel like a twenty-five year old trapped in an older body ( I won’t say exactly how old – NO ONE TELL!!!). If I don’t feel my age then I don’t have to act my age. Right?

Did I ever feel my age? Oh yes! When my child still lived at home. I think that was very aging. Trying to keep up with her, dealing with relationship drama, behavioral issues – they all took their toll and there were days I could have swore I was eighty! But as she grew up and moved out those young feelings returned, energy boosted and my mind felt less bogged down. Not that there is anything wrong with having children, they’re a blessing, but they can age us.

So, my delema is, if I date a guy my age will he be his physical age or somewhere around my mental age? Hmmm…Of course I want a mature guy, I’m no cougar! I don’t have that much energy or that much time to deal with youngster crap. You know what I mean. I want to have fun (no closing the bars! I can’t stay up that late!) but quiet time is nice too. Balance.

No old fuddy-duddy but no spring chicken either. How old do you feel? Twenty-five, thirty-five, sixty-five? Does is depend on the weather? Your mood? I want to hear your view! Message me!

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2 Comments

  1. Funny – I’ve been out on two ‘dates’ with a guy who is 23 (2013), I had a ‘boyfriend’ for almost 9 months who was 34 when we met (2011), and now, I’m in the very beginning stages of dating a gentleman who is 42 (2013). I’m 45. If I had to tell which of those I felt closest to in “age” in terms of how I feel, it would be the 23 year old, lol.

  2. I’m twenty-two going on sixty. It’s actually kind of sad. People invite me to social engagements and I’m too tired to go. I don’t have kids. I just pour a lot into my career.

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