I recently had a birthday, and I’m wondering how long I can go on describing myself as “middle-aged.” People seem to hold on to that term for far longer than it applies to them. At some point, you have to stop shutting out reality and just admit you’re old.
What’s the official year one switches from being a “middle-aged woman” to a “really old chick”? And do I have to stop using the term “chick” altogether? Is it time to start referring to myself, and everyone else, as “gal”?
These are the questions that plague me today.