1. You can no longer keep up with the latest music
2. Or technology
3. Or fashion
4. You have no time for bad manners
5. Your first instinct when something goes wrong is to blame the younger generation
6. You laugh at your own jokes
7. You can't stand wasting things
8. You find yourself sympathising more with the parents than the kids in movies
9. There's a specific chair in your house that's 'yours'
10. You feel genuinely shocked by what you see some kids doing these days and say things like "I mean, where are their parents?"
11. You have a handbag the size of a house to 'fit all your crap'
12 It's the biggest mark of disrespect when people don't return things they've borrowed
13. There is a profound emotional connection between your mental wellbeing and the cleanliness of your house
14. You look for a seat as soon as you enter a bar
15. And then you say things like "can you believe she is wearing that?" and "the music is too loud!"
16. You tell long winded stories that you've either told countless times before or have no point
17. It takes you ages to leave the house because you never know where your keys/wallet/phone are
18. Words like 'sensible' and 'comfortable' make shoes and clothes sound much more appealing
19. You're genuinely concerned about how much young people drink these days
20. You now think of 6am as a time to wake up, not a time to be getting in from the night before
21. You go to bed before 10pm
22. You realise almost all of your favourite shows air on the ABC or SBS
23. You find yourself doing productive things at 6:30am on a Saturday
24. You're thrilled with practical gifts, like kitchen appliances and bedding
25. You complain about commercials
26. You've uttered the phrase "I don't know who any of these people are!" when seeing the line-up for an awards show
27. When there's a sale on at the supermarket, it's basically like Christmas
28. Your joints are constantly stiff
Emma is just your average book loving, tea drinking, story writing, narcissistic millennial on an eternal quest for the perfect t-shirt. Ever since she picked up her first copy of Dolly when she was twelve, she always knew she wanted to work in magazines. She would describe herself as a bit of a hopeless romantic with an obsession for true crime and horror and a love for red wine, whiskey or a stiff gin and tonic. When she's not binge watching Netflix or buying things she can't afford online, she spends her weekends trawling through bookstores and eating her way through Brisbane.