It hit me recently…we’re old.

by katherine on June 12, 2012

Yes, I realize I’m not even 30 so the fact that I’m calling us old is sort of ridiculous, but it is true.

I’m not exactly sure when it happened. I mean, I’ve always been an “old soul”…opting for working or staying in as opposed to going out through college…things like that. But somewhere along the way, conversations have turned from traveling and nights out to washing machines and water filtration systems.

I had my very first “I feel old” feeling when I went to my first OB appointment for this pregnancy. I sat in the waiting room by myself. Checking work emails on my phone. Looking around the room I saw girls…they just seemed so…young. Girls without wedding rings. Girls with baby-daddy’s sitting next to them. Girls wearing sweatshirts sporting the name of their high school alma maters…assuming they were in fact out of high school. I took mental notes…holy shit, I’m the oldest one in this room right now. How is this even possible!? I’ve always been the youngest.

Then even more recently Andy & I were talking finances… Investments and 401Ks and IRAs and childcare costs and insurance deductibles.

You know, super fun adult type stuff.

He brought up the idea of selling his motorcycle.

I froze.

That just seems so…practical.

And permanent.

And practical.

I mean, it makes total sense…he hasn’t really ridden it in a couple of years. His back isn’t in the best of shape to be riding it anyway. It needs a new front tire. We live in Oregon, so really he only gets a few months of decent riding weather anyway. And, those months he would/should be able to ride it, he won’t be able to because he’ll have the girls. And while it does get great gas milage, the amount of money we’d have to put into it with the tire and what not wouldn’t be worth it for just a few weeks of saved gas from not driving the car.

But he loves it. And it’s not like we make payments on it. We bought it with cash just a couple of months after we got married.

But the extra money would sure be nice, especially considering we’ll have some pretty major medical bills coming up. And with the amazing deal we bought it for, we’ll almost make that up completely…even nearly 7 years later.

But I never got to ride on the back of it. And damn, does he look super hot in his riding get-up.

And I know him. Even if we could afford another one later down the road, he’d never buy one. So this would be it.

He asked me what I thought about the idea of him selling it. I told him it was his decision, because it’s his.

But what I was really thinking was… no! don’t sell it! we’re still so young! you need to have fun too!

But, it turns out we’re old. And practical.

Now, we’ve always been practical, but when did we get to be so old?

Circa 2007 - Pre Oldness

So…anyone wanna buy a motorcycle?

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1 mrshiggison June 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I am the oldest, youngest-looking, almost-30-year-old I've ever met. (another way we're similar. this is never going to get old. <- see what I did there?!)
I think sometimes that I'm annoyed with myself and why can't I just act my age…but I'm not even sure what that looks like. I have three damn kids- I guess this is the high life for me now:)

PS- I got all swoony when I read "the girls" up there. GIRLS!

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2 Lilmissrysmama June 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

THE GIRLS! It is so very real now. It's crazy.

And seriously, you and I…where do the similarities end!? (nowhere I hope)

I've never "acted my age" though. I love my life and I don't regret being old for second. :)

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3 Jessie June 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Yes! All of this. I feel old even when comparing myself to my friends. Many I them are in school or just graduated (law school/med school) but as they plan there last hurrah vacation this summer, we have chosen to stay home because we are *so* close to playing off student loans from when we graduated 6+ years ago and frankly that is more important to us right now.

(p.s. that was the longest sentence ever…sorry)

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4 Lilmissrysmama June 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

Oh I hear ya on that one! We haven't gone on a vacation since our honeymoon {7 years ago!} and we're good with that. There are so many other long-term things that we're choosing to focus on. However, I do have plans for a 10 year anniversary vacation! :)

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5 Tracy June 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

At 32, what does that make me ;)

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6 Lilmissrysmama June 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

You're old, just like me. :)

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7 Jennifer M. June 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I hear you! Although you’re only as old as you let yourself feel. Motorcycles can be bought and sold. You do what you gotta do to make it to the next day, but don’t forget to keep dreaming big. Who knows… maybe someday you’ll buy another motorcycle and ride it all over Oregon! My uncle lives in Portland and rides his constantly. ;)

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8 Kelli June 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

You two are the cutest couple I know~ and you will be adorable when you are old (WHEN)! Your girlS are very lucky to have you :)

I'll come watch Ry and baby sister while you guys go for a weekend motorcyle ride, before you sell :)

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