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19 Signs You’re Secretly an Old Woman

If you’re anything like us, you sometimes just feel well, old. Even as a collegiette, you find yourself thinking, “Am I really 20? How can I possibly the same age as these fools around me?” as you sit in your room knitting a scarf and listening to Frank Sinatra. Sound familiar? Here’s some other signs you might secretly be an old lady.

1. Your idea of fun is knitting

2. …or playing cards with “the girls.”

3. You love a good cup of tea…


4. …and sweaters.

5. You go to bed early…


6. …and get up early.

7. You love to give your friends “little treats.”

8. One glass of wine gets you tipsy.

9. You’re always cold.

10. You love Downton Abbey.

11. You drink decaf.

12. You call your significant other “honey” or some other pet name.

13. You’re a bit cranky…

14. …and you say what you think.

15. But everyone can count on you for a good hug.


16. You appreciate good music (that was all released years before your birth).

17. You just don’t get people your own age.


18. You’ve been told you have an old soul.

19. And you’re embracing it!

Reagan Neviska is a senior at Kenyon College where she studies Anthropology and Music. She is an active member of her coed Greek service organization, The Archon Society, as well as the president of Gospel Choir, a Her Campus Chapter Writer, and a member of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, where she plays percussion. Reagan's interests include reading, practicing and listening to music, playing with dogs (her family has four!) and watching Downton Abbey.  You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Reagaroni.