What I Know About Wednesdays (#WIKA) is a series where I write about things I know about on—you guessed it—Wednesdays. I figure I know at least seven things about the important topics in our world. I provide lists of my acquired knowledge which will no doubt change your life each week.
I’ve been 28 years old for an entire six days. And let me tell you … I’ve learned some stuff.
1. At 27, I could still be considered in my mid-twenties. It’s the halfway mark between mid- and late-twenties. Once I hit 28, well, it’s late-twenties from here on out.
2. I know Taylor thinks 22 is all the rage, but I think Florence Welch should write a song about being 28 (I definitely had to google which celebrities are 28. I cannot believe she is 28. I checked many sources and she totally is).
3. My sister says it’s the age that you have no excuses for not being responsible. I guess it’s better than when I turned 25 and she told me that I needed to start worry about my wrinkles and forced me to use anti-aging creams. Thanks for the words of wisdom Mattie!
4. I am two years away from 30, which is the age I’ve always wanted to be. It just seems so cool. Like you can still hang with the college kids as far as knowing what’s cool (even though you probably don’t use any of the words they do), but you’re serious enough in your career that people maybe will stop using the term Millennial in such an aggressive way toward you in meetings. Is this not true? Please tell me this is true.
5. Getting older is expensive. I’ve recently started a couple things: a gym membership, a massage membership, and a skin care regimen (see #3). At first, I thought I was just becoming more responsible. And then? I realized my body is just slowly shutting down.
6. Tattoos are now less of a reality. I’ve been toying with a few different tattoo ideas for about a decade. I’ve just been waiting for something to matter enough to me get it branded on my skin. Turning 28 has me thinking that this window is closing. I’m giving myself a two-year time cap.
7. I get better with age! Like a fine wine, a good cheese, and a cholic-y baby, time makes everything better.
After writing this, I googled “Being 28” to see if anyone else did this. And I found this video and it’s funnier than what I just wrote, so just watch it.