I started writing when I was eight. So, as an adult, when people asked me how long I had been writing, I proudly bragged that I had been writing for “twenty years.” It sound terribly impressive to me, even though a chunk of that was my childhood.
Now, though, the question was posted on a message board, and instead of popping up and bragging about how long, it froze me up. I haven’t been asked that in quite a few years, and suddenly I’m thinking, “Do I really want to mention how many decades it’s been?” So I fudged it and just said it was more than I cared to admit.
Age is funny thing. When we’re young, we want to feel older and give the impression of experience. When we’re young, we don’t want people to know how old we are!
QUESTION FOR YOU: How has your experience with age changed over the years?