“How would you feel if people regularly guessed that you were ten years older than you are? Ten years younger? What might lead people to guess your age incorrectly?”
Right away, I’m going to go there…age isn’t anything but a number!
In my experience, very few have been able to guess my age, accurately, for many reasons. First, on the positive side, I am blessed with my mother’s “you look so young” genes. On the downside, I was also cursed with my father’s “you’re too young to be this gray” hair. I started to dye my hair around high school and haven’t stopped since.
You can’t guess my age based on my maturity either. I mean, I still giggle when someone says “do do.” Don’t get me wrong, I can be incredibly mature when I need to be; and, I’m endlessly responsible. I just refuse to grow up unless I need to.
Having said that, I don’t think it would bother me either way; as I said, age is nothing but a number. I honestly believe that we’re only as old as we feel; and, I don’t feel old at all. Truth be told, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I will be 40 next year. It just doesn’t seem possible.