1. Are you actually in your sexual prime? As I approach 40, not really, but my early 30’s were pretty great. 2. Will I ever stop calling my mum every day for advice? Every day? You probably should stop calling every day. You’re an adult. Start making decisions on your own. But, that being said, calling your mom every once in a while is totally cool. That lady has a ton of life experience, right? 3. Do you actually know what you’re doing or do you make it up as you go? A mixture of both. I have an idea of what I WANT to do but as shit gets in the way, I make up my solutions as I go along. 4. Do you still borrow money from your parents? Absolutely not. My parents recently gifted me money to help with an educational opportunity that I couldn’t afford, but it was their idea and it was a gift, not a loan. I’d never ask them to loan me money. 5. What’s the deal with emotionally unavailable men? They are emotionally unavailable. That’s the deal with them. Not sure what insight you are hoping to gain with a vague question like that. 6. Does life go on? Huh? Of course it does. Do you not know that in your 20’s? 7. Do you know who Ariana Grande is? Oh, how cute! Yes, once you hit 30, you lose ALL cultural relevance and don’t get any references. Didn’t you know that? 8. Can I expect my chest hair to grow to its full potential? Yep. And your back hair. And your nose hair. And your ear hair. And your foot hair. And your shoulder hair. 9. Does hanging out with people get less exhausting? Nope. It gets worse. Sorry. 10. Do the hangovers get any better? Nope. They get worse. Sorry. 11. Will people still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful? I guess it all depends on how you treated other people when you WERE young and beautiful, huh? If you were a shitty person then, then the answer is likely not going to make you happy. Remember that youth and beauty will ALWAYS fade. 12. Has your relationship with your parents changed at all? Also: when did you stop giving a shit? My parents are more like peers and, dare I say, friends at this point. We’re only about 20 years apart in age and, frankly, I have friends through work that are about their age. It’s not weird at all. For part two, I have noticed that I DEFINITELY give less of a shit in my 30’s than I did in my 20’s. Not sure exactly when it happened, but it did happen at some point and I’m a million times more well adjusted now. 13. At what point am I supposed to get off my parents’ cellphone plan? Uh……like 5-10 years ago. Seriously if you don’t live in their house and you have a job? Pay your own bills. Become adult. 14. Do you actually feel older than you did in your late twenties? I very often have moments when I have to remind myself that I am actually now older than my parents were when I graduated high school. It’s freaky because I still feel like I’m young. My self-image is of a young person, even as I approach 40. I suspect it will never change, to be honest. 15. Are you still paying off student loans? Yep. In fact, in my 30’s I tripled my student loans by doing both a masters and a doctoral program. 16. Janet or Madonna? Meh. 17. Do the grey hairs come gradually or all at once…? Seriously? Like, do you think that you just wake up one day and you’ve gone gray overnight? Of course it happens gradually. Basic biology. To be honest, I’m actually a little disappointed that I’m not MORE gray. I feel like my hair is in a desperate race to see which will happen first: bald or gray. Bald might be winning.