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I Should Be Flattered that People Only Think I'm 26, Right?

My coworkers were totally blown away to find out that I’m actually 32.

To be honest, I don’t know what a “32 year old” should look like.

When I was younger (like 10 or so) 32 seemed so old. I mean, my mom was 32 and married, and a mother. I used to think I would be those things by the time I was 32.

I used to daydream that I would get home from work and change out of my pantsuit into lounge wear (like Angela Bower) and eat dinner at the dining room table with my family and then we would all pile on the couch and watch tv and a commercial would come on that I made because I would be a high-powered advertising executive (like Angela Bower) and say to my kids “Did you know that mommy made that commercial?” and they would be all impressed and think I was the greatest mom ever.

Needless to say my life is nothing like that. I am not married. I am not even close to being married. And I am not a mother (except to my four-legged bestie).

But that’s ok because there are a lot of things that I am.

I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a friend.

I am in marketing and create advertisements. Maybe not the kind that appear on tv, but I am doing what I love, and I am working with some really great people.

So while my life may not be what I thought it would be when I was 10, it’s still pretty great. And there is still time. I am only 32 after all. And I onlylook 26!

Read more from Melissa Martin on her blog.

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