So the breakdown of the full-time students are that there are 32 of us starting this fall. Of those there are 6 girls. At first, this seems like great odds, right? Well, then there is the statistic that I am only one of 4 people over the age of 30. I am like the old maid of the group. The remaining people are split between coming straight from under grad and being a couple of years out. Now, I assumed I would be on the older side of the spectrum but maybe not quite to this extent. I am sure I will meet older people in the night classes where there are part time people who classically are an older demographic.
This weekend a group of 10 of us went out (almost all of us are from out of state and don't know anyone here). A few times I made a couple of jokes about me being so much older than them. Then it got me thinking, no else seems to have an issue with the age difference or my age in particular except me. I think sometimes I can be a little mean to the guys who are considerably younger than me and really I shouldn't. I was that age once too. When I started off my career I was used to always being the youngest in the room. Then you hit your 30s and you look around and you are not the youngest anymore. Especially if you are still single. Now all your friends are married and having kids and they stop going out. I will say I definitely don't go out as much as I did in my mid-late 20s but I still enjoy a night out but if I want to do that then inevitably I am going to have to go out with a younger crowd... which basically makes me feel even older!
|me and all the bay-bays... we look the same age, riiiiight?!|
So I am going to turn a new leaf and work on being more openminded. Who knows what opportunities I could be missing out on because I am being judgmental or worried about what other people think... because really, when it comes down to it, I am the only one who is thinking about it. No else really cares!