The sad thing, is that I've felt OLD since I was 20!!!
I remember when I was 19 talking to someone and going on and on about how old I was going to be, turning 20, and the person I was talking to was like "wo! I"m 20! Thanks for making me feel old!!!"
Then when I was 23 or 24 I felt SUPER OLD because I was at the cut off age to join the army, be a call girl (not that I wanted to be one, but it made me feel old knowing that it wasn't even an option). When I went to clubs I felt like everyone there was 17 or 18 and I was ancient. So I had to go to older people clubs.
When I was 25 1/2 I honest to god felt old. I worked in a call center, and everyone on my team was 18 or 19, living with their parents, clubbing every weekend, buying expensive clothes. I felt like a geezer because I lived with my boyfriend, didn't have much money to buy new clothes and wasn't invited to club with any of the other girls because I was so much older. But 25 isn't even old!!!
Then at 27, obviously I obsessed over the "fact" that I was almost 30!!! Then when I was 30 I went back to school and I was one of the oldest people in the class. Most people in the class were 19 year old males. They definitely acted like I was different. One even made reference to my older generation, and I felt so incredibly old.
I feel like I"m going to be old now, for the rest of my life!!!
In this youth obsessed society, especially as a woman, you hit your peak at about 22 or 23. After that, with the right maintenance you can still be incredibly hot, but generally it's the really young girls that get all the attention. It fucking sucks being a woman and getting older.
Though, in some ways it is actually a relief. It's a horribly scary feeling when you are 20 trying to walk around at night and men are calling out to you and stuff. Once you hit a certain age, unless you have great genes, or you work really hard at preserving yourself, you become INVISIBLE!!! People bump into you, you're so invisible.