Thoughts | Life As A TwentySomething Grandma

'Are you actually nearly 20 or are you secretly an old person?'

A conversation with my boyfriend a few weeks back sparked a thought in my brain about how I really am old-at-heart.

I wear knitted over-sized cardigans most days and pop my slippers on as soon as I reach my front door. I have an affinity for mugs and fruit tea and crafting. I buy most of my clothes in charity shops and on eBay rather than in the likes of Topshop and River Island. One of my perfect days in would be spent with my grandmother (who's in her mid 80's might I add), hot drink in hand and a quiz show on the telly. 

Whilst most people my age are on nights out, I'd rather stay home on a Saturday in my pyjamas with a hot drink and a board game. My peers may be planning nights out to raves and clubs but, on the rare occasion I do go out, I'm buying tickets for Northern Soul all nighters. And I'd rather listen to the Beatles than Beyonce or Stevie Wonder over Stormzy. 

In the eyes of many people my age, my lifestyle is 'boring'. But I don't feel boring at all so I won't let people tell me otherwise. I'd rather live a quiet, meaningful and 'boring' life doing things which make me happy, than spend my days conforming to the expectations of me as a student in her twenties. Yes I don't fit into the student profile - or really the profile of anyone under the age of sixty - but I'm ok with that.

7 comments:

  1. I am just the same (given I'm a lot older to start with) but I cannot be bothered going out out, I much prefer a night in with a film and would much rather have a brew than a cocktail most nights!!!

    Great post.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

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    1. I definitely find that it makes going out for a drink a little bit more special and enjoyable if you don't do it all the time too! Thank you for your comment! Much love, Chloe x

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  2. Great post, I love cosy nights in with tea and my pjs! I sometimes feel like this, it’s not a bad thing at all. Xx

    Lauren
    www.bournemouthgirl.wordpress.com

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    1. There's nothing better than popping your pjs on and settling in for a cosy night. Especially when there's some feel good telly on. Thank you for your comment! Much love, Chloe x

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  3. You are like a twin of me! Weirdddd... I love my charity shops! And as well as you staying in or going to a NS all-nighter well firstly fair play to you! I have never been to one, I know of them around my area (I'm just outside of Birmingham) but just ain't got the guts to go haha. Secondly my Mom was a Skinhead and my Dad was a Mod back in the day so I have been brought up on Ska, Northern Soul, Motown and you know what? I wouldn't change it for the world. People my age think I'm mad, why do you listen to the likes of: The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Jam etc. I feel like bashing my head against the wall half the time. Luckily my boyfriend digs the same music taste, he's my go to gig partner as well as my boyfriend and best friend hahaha! I saw The Specials on my 18th birthday which was something else, my Mom never got to see them when she was younger so I bought us tickets to go. haha. I have personally sound myself to listen to more Britpop bands, the likes of ya Oasis, The Stone Roses, Charlatans, The La's, Shed Seven, James etc. It's so refreshing people like you, our generation isn't dead!! haha. x

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  4. I can definitely relate to this Chloe 💖 Fluffy slippers and cosy pjs are my usual Saturday evening outfit 😄. I’m with you on the tea and crafting too ☺️. Nothing beats getting under the duvet and watching a film or reading a book with all the snacks. Perfect! Lovely post! 😘 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  5. I 100% agree! I'm a grandma too! I love staying in with my pjs and dressing gown on haha :) x

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