things that make me feel old

  • a younger sibling about to turn 17 years old
  • a third grade cousin talking about using flash drives for school projects and remembering that I used floppy disks at that age
  • realizing that the first Toy Story film came out over 15 years ago
  • hearing 90’s music on an oldies station
  • balancing my checkbook
  • using expressions like “where I grew up” and “when I was in college” in conversation
  • people asking my parents if I’m dating anyone seriously / planning to get married soon
  • a newly developed habit of watching CNN