Profesora Leyton: ¿Cuántos años tienes? (How old are you?)
Me: veintiséis. (26)
Profesora Leyton: ¿Cuántos años tenías en dos mil? (How old were you in 2000?)
Me: quince. (15.) (I turned 16 later that year.)
After this exchange, the girl behind my tapped my shoulder and said, "Wow. You're 26?" (nods) Yep. Then she said, "You look good for 26!"-----Wait what?!?! She said it as if she had just found out I was ancient.
I literally just took this picture (hardly any make up today. Just a smidge of mascara!):
Does she expect to look any different in 6-7 years than she does now? I'm assuming she is 19-20 since this is only her second semester of college. Assumptions, hmmmm.
This was me about 8 years ago (Don't mind the tongue, I was tasting scented markers):
Not really a huge difference. Sure I lost some of my baby face, but hey! 8 years in the military is going to show some how! I should be used to this by now. Almost every semester I have been in college the people around me, including teachers are surprised how "old" I am. Hello! There are lots of old people in college! I don't think I look old, but it makes me wonder.... should I look older?
I've decided that I look as old I should. I came into some really great genes when I was born. My aunt is only 42 and could definitely pass for 30! I'd post her picture, but I don't think she'd appreciate that, even on facebook her profile picture is of a cute bear. So, you'll just have to take my word for it.
Now, then. This old lady has some homework to do! xoxo