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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What The Heck Am I?

So lately I've been thinking...

What the heck am I?
I guess I'm not really a girl anymore...
I kind of feel like a young woman...
But am I a "woman"?


Lately I've tried figure out how to describe myself and the other females around me, and then my words start to get all jumbled when I attempt to define who is a girl and who is a woman?

Where do we start crossing that line between girl, young woman, and woman?
Is it when you finish college or grad school?
Get a "real" job.. you know the 9-5 kind?
Or the day you start paying your own bills, and start feeling guilty when you ask your parents for money?
How about when you get married? 
Buy a house?
Have kids?
 Or...
Is it when you start gathering the strength to stick up for yourself and what you believe is right?
  When you start thinking for yourself, and worrying less about what people think?
Maybe it's all these things combined into one?

In the end, does any of this really matter?
I guess I'm trying to figure this all out
and...
I guess I'm getting old(er)

Have a happy day friends

xoxo,
Tamms

P.S. Britney totally knew what was up when she lip-synced the song "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman" tehehe

25 comments:

Liz said...

I have these same thoughts sometimes! I feel awkward calling myself a woman, but "girl" sounds so immature. Hmph. Sounds like we need a new name for ourselves...

P.S. Your sponsor spotlight post is up on my blog today! :)

Michelle P said...

I know exactly what you mean!

Kara said...

I'm in the same wonders about my life!

Nicole Marie said...

hahah i wonder the same thing. except i don't have a house or a boyfriend...but i do have a dog.

Jodi Ann said...

That is so crazy, I was just thinking about that the other day. I still feel like a "young woman" and I never know how to describe myself or my friends. haha! I'm three years from 30 and I still don't know. :)

Jussie De Guida said...

I love this, everything you said is so true!

Amanda M. said...

Being 34, I guess I could qualify as a "woman", but I still feel like I'm about 21! Lucky for me, I just call myself a MOM. ;)

Ashley said...

Haha I love the last line about Britney signing I'm not a girl not yet a woman. So true when do you actually know or determine it? Guess it's different for everyone and by how you define it

Amira said...

I always feel silly referring to myself or my friends as women! Why is that?

I find that I prefer "ladies" :-)

Olivia.Dee said...

i may or may not have put that song on while reading this post. :] And I totally feel the same way! mid 20s should totally count as a woman... but I don't feel like i'm there just yet.

Katherine Krieg said...

wow - this is SO true! i have no idea how i would describe myself. love this post and your blog - so insightful and lovely.

Christine said...

I am with you on every part of this post. Being a huge Britney fan, I can honestly say that song is practically the story of my life right now. That and Overprotected.

DiamondsandTulle said...

even though I'm now a 30-something (eep!) I still feel like I know what Britney was singing about! heheh. I think our generation will have more and more of that inner conflict. Girls especially just wanna have fun! :) Glad to have found your blog via Liz today! Following here and on Pinterest now too!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Anna Elder said...

haha…I'm at the end of my 20's and I don't feel like a woman. But I do make choices than I did when I was, say, 21. I think you're on to something here: standing up for yourself and what you believe in. :)

Tabitha Lynn said...

I soo agree, I'll be 28 in a few weeks, gasp, and I still call myself a girl sometimes. Woman seems so old, but then I guess 30 is right around the corner, eek.

You're lovely regardless.

Daisy said...

I'm trying to figure that out too! Not sure either but if you find out let me know, haha. I'm a new follower :)

michaela @ m.jane said...

as i was reading your post, i was singing "i'm not a girl, not yet a woman"

the soundtrack to life, i guess...

Jenna said...

I also think about this ALL the time. I tend to mostly still stick to girl and boy, although it drives my bf crazy when I call him a boy, so sometimes I switch it up to guy. I just can't bring myself to use man and woman yet!

xoxo
Jenna

DJ said...

My thoughts exactly. My husband is 2 years younger than I am and in school with people his age. He will say things like, "This woman in my class.." and I'm like, NO. She is younger than I am, therefore, NOT a woman!

I feel like I've heard the word "glady" (girl + lady) somewhere in the blogsphere. I kind of like it...

Kate @ Daffodils said...

hehe I totally went 1999 on you too and started singing a little Britney. I think it is a good thing to verge the two, have the innocence and wonder of a girl, but so much more fun with a paycheck and a true love ;)

Melissa Blake said...

I always feel like I go back and forth with this...sometimes I feel so grown-up and then sometimes I still feel so young! xoxo

p.s. following your blog now!

Hollie Ann said...

omgooooodnesss.........

i so relate to this post. i still call myself a girl. i feel weird when i hear woman.

but then i'm not an 18 year old girl, or even a 21 year old girl...i'm a 25.5 year old girl??

i feel like i have a lot to get to become a "woman"

but who knows!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I was just introduced to your blog via Liz's blog over at Explore, Dream, Discover. So glad I found it! Happy Tuesday.

Erin said...

I have wondered this too! It is so weird calling myself a woman....I don't feel like one...but when I was younger...I always considered 24 a woman!

Kristina Gulino said...

I suppose "young woman" would do, but then I just feel like someone's grandpa is telling me how tall I'm getting or something... haha! So I think I prefer "lady" :0

Kristina
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