I am going to be 38 in six months. Inside I feel like I am 15 (minus the kid, husband, mortgage, job, etc.). Sometimes it scares me to think that I could be 95, in a body that doesn’t work, and still feel this way in my head. Besides just “feeling” 15, there are a number of things that other adults my age know about or do on a regular basis that I am clueless about. I thought a fun way to deal with my existential anxieties would be to list some of my perceived inadequacies.
Knowing about flowers/plants
I can probably count on one hand the number of flowers of which I know the names. It’s even worse for plants. Does “mum” count? Is that a flower or a plant? Every spring and fall, when people around me say things like “I need to plant/trim/buy my [insert flower or plant name here]” I just stare blankly and nod my head like I know what they are talking about. The one house plant I had that I managed to keep alive for some time, I want to say a year, died as soon as I had my daughter. Baby care trumps plant care and I couldn’t manage both. Sorry.