At what point did you start to feel it? You know, that unsettling suspicion that came when you woke up one morning and realized, “I feel less rested then when I went to sleep.”? Or the first time you noticed that teenagers are super obnoxious (and that they look like babies). Or the first time you referenced a funny episode of Seinfeld AND SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS.
These are alarming symptoms of that subtle transition we all have to endure, the stark and terrifying realization that we’ve somehow slipped the boundaries of youth and are headed into the wide open fields of getting older. Those moments come upon us without warning. And though surprising, they’re also kind of hilarious.