Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A sad moment in the life of Lauralee...



I realized something today...something that is very sad. I am not a "young lady" any more. I remember the first time I met my friend Ann she told me that she was 26 and I had a hard time relating to her, because that is so old.

Today I started school, and while I love it...I entered the room where they were holding a new student orientation. As I entered the room, I surveyed my surroundings and noticed a bunch of teenagers sitting at many of the surrounding tables. I selected a table and was talking to the ladies there when a counselor came in and was telling us as a group about many of the grants and scholarships available. He explained that there are many opportunities for funding for students between the ages of 14 and 21. He said "By a raise of hands, how many of you are in this age group." Most of the room raised their hands. One young lady was trying to be helpful and she said "I think we all are, except for the old lady table." I looked around and realized that she was pointing to my table. How bad does that suck!
(and to any representatives from the AARP who might be reading this...I am only 28!!!)

8 comments:

The Greens said...

I totally sympathize! I had a cow when I turned 30 and I'll be turning 32 this year!! I see all these young mothers and think I am one of them but then realize they are still in there 20's!! I have young children but I think I'm moving away from the "spring chicken" stage. It totally sucks! I still feel 18!!

FriesFamily said...

Oh, I totally know how you feel. I too have been in that situation. The weirdness of being so old in that setting will wear off but it still sucks. That's completely awesome that your going back to school though, good luck.

Jenn said...

Oh my word, that is funny.
I don't think you're an old lady!!! I remember when I was younger thinking that 25 was ancient... It's just perspective!

josephandmaude said...

Funny how we used to be thew young ones and it hasn't dawned on us until we have that kind of experience... My brother in law and his wife are expecting their first child and he was saying he now feels old because he will be a daddy... He is 29! I say: Are you kidding me! I'm 26, have 3 kids including a 6 year old! What does that make me. LOL

Misty and The Choatester said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA...I LOVE THAT PICTURE. I always think that you are as old as you act. Just be immature like me, thats the secret. tehe

Mimi said...

Ahhh... I remember when I realized I wasn't the young one anymore. I think I died a little the day I turned 30... ha ha. Look at this way... you aren't old just a bit more experienced and knowledgeable now. ;) At least you aren't REALLY OLD like me... you know over 40! LOL!
Enjoy your time in School!
Mimi

Mimi said...

Ahhh... I remember when I realized I wasn't the young one anymore. I think I died a little the day I turned 30... ha ha. Look at this way... you aren't old just a bit more experienced and knowledgeable now. ;) At least you aren't REALLY OLD like me... you know over 40! LOL!
Enjoy your time in School!
Mimi

Anonymous said...

I must say that if this is an actual photo of your present appearance... well, ummm, never mind then!