Signs I Am Getting Older ~Beyond the Books

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This week I want to talk about me. Well, laugh! I always want to talk about me. I want you to imagine me going through all of these signs of getting older AND I want you to realize it will someday happen to you, so don’t laugh too hard.

Signs I am getting older:

I can’t see shit without my glasses anymore.

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I have no patience for well, anything. My first response is always bitch face.

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I am starting to identify with the term crotchety.

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My bones crack when I get up after sitting for a while.

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I can still drop it like it’s hot, but I can’t always get it back up.

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I have laugh lines even though I am not smiling and cellulite is my constant companion.

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Grey is now mostly my natural hair color.

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I need and take naps.

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I answer a lot of questions with “because I said so”.

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I avoid lifting heavy things when my kids are around.

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My kids clued me in to new social media sites.

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Cashiers call me “ma’am” at stores now.

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I care less about what people think about me.

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I like myself a lot more than I did when I was younger. I feel like I am more comfortable in my own skin. That’s the best thing I’ve found about getting older.

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By | 2017-12-16T10:20:32+00:00 Thursday, September 22, 2016|Beyond the Books|17 Comments

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Mother, Lover, Writer, Reviewer, Social Media Princess. Karen has been a blogger since 2010. She is a US Army veteran, a medical professional, and the mother of four. Karen is the owner of That Book Store llc. She reviews books and shares mind vomit for this blog in her 'spare' time. Karen lives in New England.

17 Comments

  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
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    September 22, 2016 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Love this list and the gifs associated with them!! Ma’am is the worst!!!
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  2. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
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    September 22, 2016 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Love it! I definitely can relate to basically any of the physical stuff – seriously I’m not as old as my knees seem to think I am! My patience for nonsense and my caring for what strangers think has basically disappeared as well. It’s kind of nice!
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  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books September 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Ha! Love this, Karen. Probably because I relate to 99% of it. LOL The ma’am doesn’t really bother me. I live in the South and ma’am is used constantly. It’s not even really an age thing so I’m cool with it. The lack of patience and the bitch face? Hells yeah. Gray hair? Oh yeah, been coloring that shit for years. (#graysinmy20s #genetic #thanksmom) Any new social media sites? Nope. Clueless. I have no kids to clue me in and even if I did I wouldn’t care. Who the hell can keep up? Between Facebook and Twitter and Instagram I’m done. Snapchat and Tumblr? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

    Awesome post, Karen! 🙂
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    • Karen Blue
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      September 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm - Reply

      I do actually snapchat. I like it because it disappears 24 hours later so everything is temporary. I have a few people on there I follow and they keep me entertained.
      Thanks for stopping by Tanya!

  4. Valerie September 22, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    HAHAH all those things happen to me and I’m not that old! I mean my eyesight is horrible and my hip cracks all the time for some reason (maybe I should get that checked out). ALSO NEW SOCIAL MEDIA NOW IS SO WEIRD. I feel like there’s a huge generational gap between me and people a few years younger me. It’s crazy.

  5. Jen September 23, 2016 at 1:18 am - Reply

    I LOVE this list! And that you used a gif with Karen, she’s freaking hilarious and I miss that show sooo much! Ugh, I have now switched my hair color to blonde because it hides my grey hair better than my natural color which is a super dark brown almost black. But at the wedding one of the relatives called me blondey and I just stared at them like huh, why would they call me that. Oh my gosh. Thank you age, memory, grey hair and a few cocktails at the wedding! Thank you for this list and making me not feel so alone *clinks cocktail glasses*.
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  6. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance September 23, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I do like hearing that people are more comfortable in their own bodies and lives as they get older! I feel like I’m a young person in an old person’s body. I have bad eyes (I wear glasses), bad hearing (surgery in each ear, probably need hearing aids at some point), bad knees (they really do crack sometimes), a bad back (I have scoliosis), etc. haha It’s ridiculous!

    -Lauren
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    • Karen Blue
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      September 24, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Oh no! Be careful or you won’t have anything to complain about when you do get old. Lol!

  7. Greg September 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Ha ha this is great. And it’s not just you rest assured. The last time I sat on the floor and got up I was like WTF?? I was like all sore and shit… Good grief can’t even sit on the floor anymore lol. And when I stopped getting carded I knew the end was near ha ha. Love that Scooby pic and bitch face too. 🙂
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  8. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight
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    September 24, 2016 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Ah, Karen, I feel you! My Lasik is even wearing off, so I will end up in the glasses club- again! And when people call me ma’am? Yeah I am all salty at first until I realize they are at least a decade younger than me and “ma’am” is probably just them trying to be polite 😂 At least my kids are still more clueless than me. I think that’s when you really round the corner, so I think I will try to shelter them so they know nothing 😉 But seriously, can the grey hair just STAHHP? But naps… naps and I have been besties since college, so I think that one might be okay 😀 Love this post!!
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  9. Steph
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    September 28, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Love your list… 🙂
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  10. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
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    October 3, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    *sighs* oh yes, I know all those signs, Karen! I’ve worn glasses since I was 15, so that”s not something new… I think I will need glasses both to see stuff that’s close, and stuff that’s far away soon, though. o.O
    And grey is a beautiful color, just not in my hair :p And bitch-face is the best face, plus don’t toy with my almost non-existent patience…
    Great list, Karen.
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