...you realize that to get respect, you have to give it.
...you finally make peace with your freckles, and every other so-called imperfection of yours.
...you stop doing that thing where you buy a dress that's a size too small, figuring you'll lose 10 pounds in a week in order to fit into it.
...you have friends who are a decade younger and a decade older than you.
...starting an argument after 9 p.m. starts to seem like a bad idea, just like Grandma always said.
...auto-repair guys don't intimidate you. Well, they still intimidate you, but you know you don't know (or care) how cars work, so whatever