Writer Tweets Hilarious List Of Traits All Women Should Have By The Age Of 35

It’s pretty much a fact that at some age, try as we might to avoid it, all women turn into their mothers. Organizing drawers of Tupperware, wearing sensible shoes, talking to themselves, developing an unhealthy attachment to a plant, and remembering to bring a sensible sweater—these are the kinds of things all women over 35, whether they be mothers or wives or neither, have found themselves doing.

Writer Anne Thériault tweeted a list of goals that women over 35 should have achieved. It has nothing to do with having a certain amount of money or creating a family and everything to do with curating (in the most delightful turn of phrase) the perfect “library of sighs.”

Her tweet reads,

By the age of 35, every woman should:

– be walking around the house saying, “Why is every single light on? Do I look like I’m made of money? Open a curtain for once, will you?”

– wonder aloud why this room that she just tidied is messy again

– have developed a library of sighs

Thériault’s tweet went viral and people chimed in with their own ideas of what it means to be a woman of 35.

And it turns out it’s not just 35-year-old women who have these characteristics.

Everybody just loved the “library of sighs” part.

Brb, getting my sighbrary card.

h/t: Twitter: @anne_theriault

Jessie Dean Altman

Dean Altman is a writer living in NYC.