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5 Ways I Knew I'm Officially Old.






1. Talking to a former law school classmate and he suddenly says "I saw him after my wedding" and I absolutely thought he was joking. Was about to lmfao when he immediately followed it up with details about said wedding, and then pictures. Wait, weren't we in law school just yesterday? When did you become a man? Who told you you're old enough to be a husband??? When your male age-mates start getting married then it's time to apply the anti-wrinkle cream!


2. When a Blog Reader called me to complain about her boo's complaints about her dressing and she said "what does he want me to wear? Iro and buba or boubou? I'm still young, I can't be dressing like an old woman, like I'm 30 or 40". Wait, WHAT??? Did she just say that? Was she taking the piss? Just... What?


3. When a love interest asks "So how old are you?" and I pause because I know the next few seconds could make or entirely break this fragile thing we have brewing...


4. When I realize that at my current age my mum had already been married for several years and had her first two kids. WT...?


5. Trying to read Thought Catalog which I totally loved just months ago. Now I skip about 70 posts before finding something I'm remotely interested in reading. Last night I muttered "everything on TC these days is just crap", then I realized they're still posting the same things I used to love. And then it hit me; nah, you're just old. 



LOL. Ok, I know I'm not old old, just older than I used to be. I think I'm in shock. I mean this morning I woke up to a tirade from my elder sister. She went off on this maddened tangent on how I need to realize that I'm not a baby, and I need to start this this this and that. Like a petulant child I stuffed my ears with my index fingers and she screams louder; "You obviously think you are still a child. Very soon you'll get married, you better start to act like it!" I took my fingers out; "why do I need to act married when I'm still single?" I asked, all wide eyed innocence. Exasperated she hissed and stomped out the room. 

Haha. So yes, I think I'm in shock, realization only just dawned. 

When did you realize that you're no longer as young as you used to be? There's fun in sharing!




*Big grin*. Have a great weekend guys. I might be taking a long road trip to a neighbouring country (not Ghana. LOL). It was actually slated for next weekend but seeing as that's when we're having our hangout, I'm trying to bring it forward. It may or may not be possible considering I'm not going alone and I already got my partner to change plans from 1st to 8th when I thought we'd have TTB hangout on the 1st. Now to change it back from 8th to 1st, that might not be easy. Either ways I'm likely to have a full weekend. Im'ma catch up with y'all in a couple of days. Much love. 



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  1. When I looked at myself in the mirror last month and could not believe what a saw. WHAT?. DINMA NO NO. its not me. Took a selfie and deleted it immediately cos what I saw was not what I was expecting. My stylist confirmed my fears by saying aunty, you are begining to have gray hairs o. hahahaha. Life goes on. We feel old most times because we are not where society and nature expected us to be at that point in time. God will help us. Thelma. God bless you so much for being a blessing to my life when I needed it most. I will forever be gratiful. God will send helpers your way in times of need. Enjoy your trip

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  2. I was on my way to evening mass the other day and some kids passed me and greeted "good evening MA" MA ke! What happened to Aunty or just Good evening. Old ago o.

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  3. Lol,when my baby bro started gisting me bout some girl he likes,i said toh!

    Safe trip and have fun ok. Come back and share with us (ie ur acne-ridden silly side kick) all abourrit...lolz

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    1. I'll come back share but you will get a running commentary so keep your phones fully charged. LOL

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    2. So the thing pain you sasha- so tey you cram the thing?
      No vex.
      Was merely stating the obvious.

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  4. Somehow (I really can't say) my brain still thinks I'm 20... and it feels like it's 'someone else' that is turning 30 in Jst over a month. in terms of looks, it's like I've been frozen in time 'cos I still look like a did 12 yrs ago, and pple still ask what year I am in the university, and I still act 'goofy' with friends. This growing up bizness get as e be jare... SBHM

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    1. Aren't you lucky @ frozen. I have to eat like a bird these days just to avoid looking 50. Lord help me.

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    3. lol @ feels like someone else... sometimes I look at my friends I haven't seen in a while on facebook or something and think "Ah ahn! Wale* is actually looking like a man o... worrishapneen???"..... *** followed by a few moments of perplexity***... and then I realise he IS a man, just as I have become a woman.

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  5. Yesterday,when a smallie I used to act like her school mother during my university days told me that she'll be getting married next month.God dey sha

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  6. when my father starts lecturing me on how to find out about genotype before starting anything... *chill man, I never asked to be an only son*


    Thelma sneh, have a safe trip!

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  7. When I was in school I used to think all those uncles or broses that refused to raise me were stingy. It was the when I realized I had become one of those stingy broses or uncles that I knew I was getting old. I told my friend that people just walk up to you and ask for money without knowing what you're really going through or how broke you really are, they just expect you to give. Then I remembered that I used to be the exact same way when I was younger.

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  8. I just know am old mehn. My age tells me so even though my physical features doesn't look it. God help me. Thelma pls hw do I join the channel o, d tin no gri for my q10 o.

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  9. That moment big guys start greeting you, calling you uncle. Physically they are bigger than you.

    Yo I'm not that old Sha oh

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  10. When I heard that a girl that used to call me aunty was getting married to a guy I looked up to. That was when realization hit me. I just knew I wasn't as young as I thought...lol

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    1. I forgot to add that I was busy arguing with the person that told me about the wedding. I kept on telling the person that the girl is a small girl...lol

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  11. all I need to do is go to facebook and see my juniors getting married then I remember I'm no more sweet sixteen because that's how I feel

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  12. or me just now looking at some chic's linkedin profile and thinking "Chai! this girl senior me o. Look at when she went to secondary school, since 19 korodum. Where was I even at that time? She must have a baby face”... and then a few moments later, I do some calculations and realise she finished secondary school two years after me... smh... lol

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  13. A guy at the bank whom I would have sworn was my age mate called me bros, I almost choked, left the bank feeling less vibrant.

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  14. Hahahhahahhahahahaaaa! Why nah?! Lmao!

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