Your Age: 41 Basic bio: Liz is the writer behind the weekly newsletter, Flop Era. She spent six years as a senior editor at Scary Mommy and later Bustle Digital Group. Diet Coke is her one and only true love. Beyond the bio: One thing no one tells you about being middle age is, you can probably rent a car now. I didn’t feel like I’d made it as an adult until I could do that. It’s seriously one of the hardest things to accomplish. You have to check off all these things—credit, available credit, a license, now spin three times while chugging coconut water without gagging.