And I feel REALLY FREAKING WEIRD. Or more accurately, I'm horrifed.
I'm twice some of these girls' ages! I DON'T EVER FEEL OLD. EVER. I look like I'm 16. I have been turned away from bars because they thought my ID was a fake. I'm still in school - I can't be old! (Granted in comparison to the girls on goodreads, I'm in old people school but still.)
I've had a lot of totally normal conversations with these people. I guess I just assumed they were all near my age? And now I feel...I dunno...pervy or something. It's not like I had NSFW conversations or anything with them it's just...I taught kids that age a couple years ago. When I was student teaching, these kids were TOO YOUNG FOR ME TO HAVE TAUGHT. And I'll give you a hint - I wasn't teaching high school.
Is it because my primary interests are in YA reading? I mean I'm sure that has to be a big part of it. But when I've joined other groups - geared towards manga and music, I know at least the music group was DEFINITELY a bunch of younger kids. (And then I left it. Because you know, weird feelings.)
I seriously do not know how to feel about this. Is it weird that I feel so weird about the age of members in my Goodreads groups? Are any of you in Goodreads groups? Have you run into this problem at all? I started joining Goodreads groups because I was looking for people I could talk to about interests my other friends don't really have...actually, I guess the same reason I started blogging really. I guess it never occurred to me this interaction might take place with eleven year-olds. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. Please, someone out there in the big, wide world..make me feel better about this.