GETTING OLDER IS fine really, especially when you’re in your twenties.
You’re still really young and you know youve got years before you have to be a grown-up.
Then you hit your 30s and realise it’s time. Or even worse, that somehow you’ve become one without realising.
You know you’re 30 when…
You’ve been known to turn down a free drink
Flickr/The Vault DFW
You often choose what to make for dinner based on there being leftovers to have for lunch the next day
You’re worried about your hangover while you’re experiencing your night out
You tell your friends proudly that the clothing item you’ve bought is ‘really good quality’
Image via Flickr/bokeh burger
You have on at least one occasion chosen an outfit entirely based on function
The pockets are so useful! Flickr/May Lee213
You have had genuine and lengthy discussions about things like teapots and wineglasses
You’ve taken up running, or are considering taking up running
You’re constantly shocked by how long ago some of your favourite pop songs were released
ELEVEN YEARS AGO?!?
Most of your holidays are taken up by going to weddings
Most of them don’t have dinosaurs. Quinn Miller Photo
You’ve complained that the music in the pub/party/restaurant is too loud
You’re delighted when a friend tells you they’re pregnant because you no longer have to worry about how their ma will react
You own at least one pair of ‘sensible’ shoes
You occasionally walk into a pub or bar and think ‘I’m too old for this place’
You have ‘good’ plates/cutlery/glasses