When I was a bit younger, say four to five years back, I was always constantly hanging out with friends who were substantially older than I was -- I would be fresh into my twenties but most of my mates would be hitting their mid to late twenties, some even in their early thirties. Not that it was a problem at all, except I was attending lots of weddings as people usually do get married at around that age.
And while all of that was going on, I always thought to myself, "Your friends may be getting married but it's alright -- they're older, while you're only 21 and enjoying it!" And now, fast forward half a decade and we're looking at the fact that I will be 25 years old this year. I think of the very day I turned 20 (yes I remember it like it were yesterday!) and how I'm now just about halfway to 30. And friends who are MY age, people whom I went to school and college with, are now starting to get married. What's my excuse now?
Hanging out with friends who were older back then has made me grow up in a constant this-will-never-happen-to-me state of denial. And I have this feeling that when I finally realize that this is all about to change, I will not be prepared for it. At all.