I really don't know when I began to feel like an old lady -- was it when I stopped wearing heels and makeup? When I stopped going dancing? When I stopped coloring my hair?
I work at a Big Ten university. Lately, everyone that comes through my door was born in the mid to late 1980s.... it makes me sad that I am now the person who could be their mother, instead of someone they would flirt with. I used to consider myself as flirtable material, now, not so much.
I read romance novels because I like to escape my everyday life, one that includes cooking, cleaning and working - none of which I do particularly well. I like to think that romance is still alive and kicking, even if I am too tired most of the time to enjoy it. I used to dream about that knight in shining armour coming along and sweeping me off my feet. I still do, but now I hope he brings his girlfriend along and that she'll clean my house!