I am 40. I still feel really young inside and I know that ultimately, I'm still young. But there are more and more instances where I realize how much older I am than others.
Not just with being a mom, which I'm almost always the oldest. But in general. I was getting my hair done and my stylist was talking about her life. She is 22. I just felt like, wow, I'm so not early 20s anymore. I'm sitting there listening to her and while I feel like my life is much richer at this age, I can't shake the feeling that I'm not the "it girl" anymore. I used to be her... young, cute and just starting out. Now I'm wrinkled and she's dying my grays...lol.
Not sure if I'm sad or just realizing that I'm now the "middle aged woman", even if I feel like a 22 year old inside.