Someone is 33 today and I wished her a happy birthday. As I was reading her entry I thought, “Oh, cool. I’m 34, we’re close.”
Except, I’m not 34. I’m 37.
But in my head I’m 34. Have been for awhile now. And, truth be told, will probably be for some time more.
I don’t know why I stop aging myself or others in my head, but I always have. In case you were wondering, my parents up until two years ago were 45. Still. Now I believe they are 54. Still.
Am I the only one who does this? What age are you in your head vs. your birth certificate? Any idea why?