When you're in your 20s, life is all about taking risks, exploring, and having as many unforgettable experiences as possible. Every woman has their whole life ahead of them, and you don't let the little things get to you.
Cut to your mid-30s, and suddenly, everything's changed. You start to see piles of dirty dishes pile up, lights being left on, and laundry backed up, and all of a sudden you hear yourself saying things your parents used to say, like "Close the door, you're letting the cold air out!" or "Turn the lights off! Do I look like I'm made of money?" And no, these phrases aren't reserved for people with small children. Sometimes you're forced to talk to your roommates like this, or, if you live alone, yell these things in an empty room with no one to blame but yourself. But there are things you can and every woman should do by 35.
Keep scrolling to see the kinds of things that women in their mid-30s do on a daily basis, and prepare to suddenly feel much less alone.
Curate a "Library of Sighs"
By the age of 35, every woman should: - be walking around the house saying, “Why is every single light on? Do I lo… https://t.co/XGqlm9BaER— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1554518491.0
Become an RSVP-No enthusiastI relate to this so hard. No, I don't actually want to go to your event, but I would still like to be included. If I could attend every party via webcam I totally would.
Hoard old magazines
@anne_theriault -Pondered out loud multiple times "Why is the TV on if no one is in this room?!" -Own seventeen dif… https://t.co/YGKTW8iuns— BrashPop (@BrashPop)1554602224.0
Ponder this very good questionI say this often, but most of the time I'm talking to myself. I just never learn!
Constantly work to abolish room stuffiness
@anne_theriault - enters a room and must find a way to get the air circulating in there— Molly Priddy (@Molly Priddy)1554518529.0
Live in extreme denial
@anne_theriault In addition I mutter “what the actual hell?” 300 times a day under my breath and feel this another… https://t.co/PYZwhv0tvU— Sarah Cooke (@Sarah Cooke)1554528182.0
Lament about line etiquette
@anne_theriault - have deep concerns why 80% of the people you encounter in the world clearly have no where to be o… https://t.co/mCeeSPuqbe— Christina Garnett (@Christina Garnett)1554633065.0
Perfect the extreme eye roll
@anne_theriault By the age of 35 every woman should: - Know how to eye roll without giving your neck whiplash - Kno… https://t.co/79HkS82VbM— BJFrezell (@BJFrezell)1554665807.0
Know the secrets of the ice tray
@anne_theriault At 35 a woman begins to wonder why no one else has figured out the intricacies of the ice cube tray.— Maria Vale🌊 (@Maria Vale🌊)1554606164.0
Become a to-do list master
@anne_theriault will create the most trivial of to do lists just to feel satisfaction from checking things off from them ✅— Sara DG (@Sara DG)1554610929.0
Have full conversations with your one true ally
@anne_theriault If, by the age of 35, you are not having animated one sided conversations with yourself, better che… https://t.co/XzoGOlE6nW— Rebecca Stokes (@Rebecca Stokes)1554523681.0
Live a lifetime of regret
@anne_theriault -think back like a love lost to all the sunscreen I should have been wearing in my teens and twenti… https://t.co/6BTmnRK9Yj— Maria Heinegg (@Maria Heinegg)1554602927.0
Know the benefits of regular puppy snuggles
@anne_theriault -don’t even bother packing workout clothes for vacation -comfortably accepts that no man will ever… https://t.co/oCX7ISWPLZ— Maria Heinegg (@Maria Heinegg)1554603298.0
@Lisa1Lisa2Lisa @anne_theriault I'd like to add "aggressively wiping counters"— 💙KA💙 (@💙KA💙)1554603981.0
Immediately forget everythingFor some reason, this fills me with extreme rage every time it happens. And it happens a LOT.
@HeatherMatarazz @Clairadactel @heatherturman Or even starting a story and forgetting what you were saying halfway through 😂— Anne Thériault (@Anne Thériault)1554749295.0
So much sighingThis one made me literally LOL. I don't think I realized how often I did this until this very moment.
@saeward13 @anne_theriault I say ”I just can’t” about 200 times a day. Usually when one of my four kids asks me yet… https://t.co/HL6MnS5lxj— Kristin Schmidt (@Kristin Schmidt)1554608438.0
Marvel at the audacity of some people
@anne_theriault Curse under her breath about neighbors who use leaf blowers and power tools after 7pm— Nell (@Nell)1554603093.0
Get excited about very different reasons
@anne_theriault I’d add; discussing household appliances, often enthusiastically, the way you’d previously have tal… https://t.co/qaRhhHaVP4— Kirstin Watson (@Kirstin Watson)1554623935.0
Wonder how objects move on their own
@anne_theriault - be looking for every day items that haven't been put back into the spot where they belong. I'm st… https://t.co/kkIrdP0vCV— Erin Voted Early 🌊 (@Erin Voted Early 🌊)1554609458.0
Ask questions to no one
@anne_theriault - wonder aloud, am I the only one who can see the dog has no food or water??— lauren morrison (@lauren morrison)1554648714.0
Accept your fate
@anne_theriault “I’m turning into my Mother.” #LibraryofSighs— Wonder Woman ✝️❤️🕊💙🛡 (@Wonder Woman ✝️❤️🕊💙🛡)1554657550.0
Channel Marge Simpson
@anne_theriault I’ve spent five years from 35 to 40 years old perfecting my Marge Simpson growl and now overuse it… https://t.co/c2alsM1Wei— Rachel Love-Howseman ♥️ (@Rachel Love-Howseman ♥️)1554639222.0
Ditch the razor
@anne_theriault - wear leggings year round because leg-shaving is bullshit— BethWeg (@BethWeg)1554607206.0
Make this very accurate observation
@anne_theriault I've also started using "I could run for president!" as a rando comeback. 🤣— Trish Fontanilla (@Trish Fontanilla)1554604684.0
Hone this admirable skill
@ORDuckGirlFan @anne_theriault And the death glare, the one that says this house is about to become a crime scene i… https://t.co/dpVzI4Triw— Janet Crum (@Janet Crum)1554754097.0
Realize that the above tactics aren't just reserved for children
@anne_theriault I do this and I live with adults.— Chaton (@Chaton)1554519486.0
Take words out of the equation completely.
@anne_theriault By the age of 40: Reduce it all to a library of sighs— Belinda Barnet (@Belinda Barnet)1554608355.0
Know that it only gets better with age.
@anne_theriault @mrslonelyhearts Just wait until you turn 50. It gets even better. https://t.co/1d7wb4FTd9— Sallie (@Sallie)1554655754.0