Everyone thinks its great to look younger than you are, except me. Because I've had to deal with so many upsets with this very subject its made me desperate to look my own age. At the tender age of 21 when most of us are still figuring out adulthood, I am consistently bambarded with the "You can't be more than 18!" and the "Aren't you too old to work here?" and the "My grandchild would really like so-so, she's 16 like yourself...do you think she would like it?"
It's the constant 14-18 age limit people have on me, and its really made me feel bad about myself. Because in one sense I want to look my age. I want people to know I'm an adult, so they can treat me with the same respect as they would a 21 year old. Not a 14 year old or 16 year old.
In another sense I'm glad to look so young because it helps me in terms of looking like a young girl.
But anyway...the picture is fairly old, in an attempt to look older I dyed my hair auburn and cut off 9 inches. ...didn't do a damn thing. People still comment on my age.
Should I accept myself or figure out a way to look my age? It upsets me that in the real world I'm still considered a child when sometimes I want to be treated with the same respect as everyone else.
Edit: Photo on profile is updated to my new hairstyle.