Guest Blog: ‘Am I too old?!’ by Charlotte of Shilly Sossage

Guest Blog: ‘Am I too old?!’ by Charlotte of Shilly Sossage

Hello and welcome to another guest blog post! This week, the hot spot has been reserved for Charlotte who blogs over at Shilly Sossage. Please do check out Charlotte’s blog and leave us some nice comments below. Take it away Charlotte…!

My name is Charlotte and I started my own blog, Shilly Sossage, a year ago after finishing my marketing degree. I currently live in Ascot but am working in London for a digital agency. I absolutely getting involved within the blogging community and when I saw Jaki looking for a Guest Blogger, i jumped at the chance! Even though I personally have no experience of being a Mother or have the knowledge that Jaki does, I thought that a post about growing up would fit in nicely as this is something which has been on my mind a lot recently, as well as a lot of my friends! I’ll keep it short and sweet, but I hope you enjoy and a MASSIVE thank you to Jaki for letting me share it with you all.

Am I Too Old?!
 Over the past few months, I have kept thinking, am I too old? It is silly isn’t it, I am in my prime at only twenty three but this is a thought that has been bothering me for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want to transport back to my primary school days, but no one wants to get older either, do they. I feel that as if over night I have become an ‘adult’ and I just don’t know where it began.


I first noticed when the appeal of going out and drinking with my friends became less and less enticing. Back in my university days, I was always the first to jump at the chance for a BNO (Big Night Out) but now this is just not the case. It isn’t that I don’t want to see my friends or spend the money, I just simply would prefer to focus my energy on better quality time with them. I’m not going to lie, I have the odd boozy night here and there, but the thought of them actually makes me feel a little bit sick. I’ll wake up the next morning and have acted like a complete idiot, have sore feet and probably consumed about eighty thousand calories worth of take away. Nope, its just not for me. 

So why do I feel so guilty about preferring a night in? I don’t want to be classed as the boring one, the recluse or worse, the weird one who is a bit socially inept. Sigh. Why does not going out make you boring?! Since moving away from the university culture, it seems that actually, going out isn’t such a big deal anymore. I think that in the last few years there has definitely been a social shift and the perception of drinking, in particular binge drinking, is less of a cultural ritual. More people around my age are interested in doing other things with their precious time, some of which may include a few glasses of wine, and some which may not. The explosive increase of people that want to lead a super healthy life has also meant that this binge drinking culture is slowly drifting away. So maybe I can stop feeling so guilty now?

I may be older, but I am certainly not wiser. 

Charlotte x

You can find Charlotte on her blog Shilly Sossage, on Twitter @charlottemill_ and Instagram @charlottemill_

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18 Comments

  1. 6th August 2016 / 1:38 pm

    It’s funny how priorities and perspectives change as you move through different stages of life. There will come a day, I’m sure, when we will look back and wish for a boozy uni night out! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Jaki
      6th August 2016 / 7:11 pm

      I’m sure there will won’t there. I tend to always fancy the idea but when the time comes I just can’t be bothered! And for us Mum’s, hangovers are the devil’s work! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

  2. 6th August 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I did my partying when I was younger (16, opps), so when I had my son at 19, I didn’t really feel the need to go out and get wasted (I did once or twice). And now that I am over 30 (closer to 40) I would much rather stay in in front of the telly with hubby or work on my blog. As for being an adult, I am not sure I am. Hubby and I still giggle at ridiculously immature things and do stupid things with the kids, we just fake maturity when the situation asks of it lol.
    #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Jaki
      6th August 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Haha I don’t think you ever really grow up. In my head I’m still 21 and can’t get my head around how I’m pushing 40!! *dies a little* Thanks for reading and for the comment 🙂

    • Jaki
      6th August 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Yes!! Now you’re talking! 🙂 thanks for reading 🙂

  3. 6th August 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Well I am much older now but remember going though the same in my mid twenties when suddenly nights in and dinners became more appealing than massive nights out drinking!x #FriYAYlinky

    • Jaki
      6th August 2016 / 11:26 pm

      Totally agree. I think it’s definitely an age thing. I found doing the same thing every week just got boring. X

  4. 7th August 2016 / 10:09 am

    It’s funny, as you get older you don’t necessarily feel older mentally. You’re just you and the change is gradual and subtle. Of course I’ve definitely noticed more physical signs of aging than I might like… But as Charlotte is already discovering, as you get older you slowly work out who you actually want to be for yourself, not influenced by others. That’s really exciting! I’m in my early 30s and I feel the happiest with myself than I ever have… Enjoy the journey Charlotte! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Jaki
      7th August 2016 / 11:27 am

      That’s a great positive comment Angela, thank you for sharing your thoughts and of course for reading and commenting 🙂

  5. 10th August 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Nice to meet you Charlotte! I’ve just found and followed you. I am now thirty mumbles and I can honestly say that my drinking days are behind me. My social meet up of choice is now at a local restaurant that serves cake where my friends and I sit for many an evening with a big wadge of cake and a pot of tea. Yep. I’m actually that old haha. Thanks for introducing us Jaki and for sharing with #fartglitter x

    • Jaki
      10th August 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Ah thanks for reading and commenting. I’m sure we are all making Charlotte feel much better. Thanks for hosting 🙂 x

  6. 11th August 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Oh no. Too old at 23? Hun you are just finding your feet and your preferences. I don’t really like a big night out or drinking for the sake of it anymore either so you aren’t alone. It’s nice to meet you though (albeit virtually!) and thanks for joining in with us on #fortheloveofBLOG X

    • Jaki
      11th August 2016 / 9:17 pm

      23 makes me feel real old!! Thanks for your comments 🙂 x

  7. 13th August 2016 / 10:28 am

    I know exactly what you mean – I remember going out Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and thinking life was great. Now its just not the same. I still love a good night out, but I think the fun of it now is that its a one off. When you go out too much, it becomes a chore, like part of the routine, instead of something fun.
    And by the way, 23 is not old lol!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

    • Jaki
      13th August 2016 / 2:06 pm

      Oh to be 23 again!! 🙂

  8. 18th August 2016 / 8:31 pm

    At 32 I’ve gone full circle! I think since having my second baby I just want to go and party again and get some freedom lol xx #friyaylinky

    • Jaki
      18th August 2016 / 11:23 pm

      Haha you’re making up for lost time!! Mine’s a Cosmopolitan!! 🙂 xx

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