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I Am 50 Years Old

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    Life Only Begins Now..

    hi everybody who has turned the big O , age fifty! the golden year.wow. I surely stuck at 30 though..phyisically, emotionally in all wichever way you see life as. SO all of ye there enjoy life... i do get men of 30s onwards hitting upon me..they want to take me on a date...
    rhiamenon rhiamenon 46-50 2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    I Never Thought I'd Live This Long

    Back in the late 60s - early 70s I was living life pretty fast and figured I'd probably die before I got this old. Ah to be young and naive. I recall coming home after an Aerosmith concert where I did about ten 'crossroads' and my heart was pounding so hard it felt like I...
    ADDanXdeP ADDanXdeP 51-55, M Nov 24, 2007

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    No Job No Life No Money

    I am 4-F--fifty, fat, frusterated, and financially a mess. I had a job that I loved, but my boss had some financial reverses and decided to close the office. I got a new job right away, but less than a month later I was fired because "we do things a certain way here, and I can...
    jeannie9999 jeannie9999 46-50, F 8 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    I'll Never Be 104!

     I was at a friends 41st birthday party and she's having a hard time with it.  I was thinking that "she can at least consider herself middle age.  I can't even say that because I'll never be 104!
    dstnywmn dstnywmn 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2009

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    Financial Agony

    i am 50 years old , and worked all my life , most of it more than 60 hours a week and stil at the end of the month my bank accound is most of the time emty or more than emty, and it takes some times 3 or 4 month to get back on track again , and it is more and more...
    johanna50 johanna50 26-30 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

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    One Day At A Time

    I knew I had to, but one part of my mind said, 'Oh come on let's skip a day, let's just go straight to the bar for a cappuccino,' another part of my mind said, 'But you know you love it once you're there, you can get that cappuccino after and enjoy it all the more.' My body was...
    aliwings aliwings 46-50, F Apr 3, 2013

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    Decade By Decade

    Two days ago I celebrated the completion of 50 years of life with two great friends, and we celebrated it on the opposite side of the world from which I was born. I may not feel the fifty years emotionally or psychologically, but man oh man, my body sure notices. Two nights in...
    gamut gamut 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    + 6 Months

    well..coming up to 51..ho hum..
    crossingpaths crossingpaths 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    This is nothing like what I was told to expect.

    Every day is easy, even the bad days. I never hold back anymore, but I never have the need put much forward. . I get more out of the books I read and I can hear what's going on in classical music and jazz. My mind is calm, but I laugh all the time, the way I did was 15. Money is...
    limpet55 limpet55 56-60, F Jan 17, 2014

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    Hitting 50

    I'll be 50 in a few months. I don't think I care. I didn't care about turning 18, 21, 30, or 40. So I don't think I'll care about turning 50. I don't think of myself as old, but I bet young people all think I'm an old guy when they see me. That's how I was when I was young. "Man...
    benderdan benderdan 46-50, M Oct 3, 2013

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    I'm A 20 Yr Old In A 53 Yr Old Body

    I won't get into a long life story but I always believed that by the time I was 50 I would have already been married, had a couple kids, and be secure enough with a job. It ends up that I am alone, stuck living in a cute apartment but it's surrounded by party people who drink to...
    20yroldinabodybornin1960 20yroldinabodybornin1960 51-55 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    I Just Joined the "Club"

    No big deal, really.  I don't feel half a century old so I guess that is good!  My Husband is 9 years younger than I am and many of my friends (but not all) are also younger.
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    Almost 50

    In 6 weeks I will be 50, which on one level doesn't make a big difference to me, but on a larger level makes me extremely self-conscious. It seems like everything I've ever started, I've never been able to complete. I've had two major jobs that started out full-time and I...
    rebekia2000 rebekia2000 46-50 3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    Change

    I have decided to make a few changes in my life. I have gained too much weight over the last year or two. I am not devastated or anything. But I know that the older you get the harder it is to lose it. That's what I've heard. Anyway that is a goal of mine for the rest of this...
    popie766 popie766 51-55, F Jul 18, 2008

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    Lost And Miserable At 54 And In Need Of A Gps

    I am fifty four years old and miserable. I have been married too many times, I have too many people that want to be called friend as they try to monopolize my life. My health is failing, I am a financial wreck, I own nothing of my own, and share my time with a man with whom I...
    llame llame 51-55 Dec 30, 2012

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    Never Too Late

    Life is what we make it.. Live it to the fullest, it's never too late anyway...
    Kristiana50 Kristiana50 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    Yep, Just Recently...

    ... turned 50. Wonder what the second half of my life will be like...
    JackGrey JackGrey 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Well I Guess I Wasn't Born In 1957, But!

    I practically act like an old man!
    Cnbrrn Cnbrrn 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    Turned 50 In January

    This is the only age that has really bothered  me. Maybe it's because I feel so much older. Maybe it's because I have a past, present, and future that don't look good. I'm struggling from day to day and if this is the best it gets, then it's really about as far as I...
    ddnlj ddnlj 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    I really don't mind turning 50 soon.

    ..it sure beats the alternative. I am not a fan of the destination...so the journey rules. I do not feel any older than I did at 16 other than the aches and pains but they are my metals for making it through. Inside me is the girl I use to be, sometimes she is a little lost...
    pewing43 pewing43 46-50, F Jun 9

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    Nancy Amafi

    struggling at the moment coping with turning 50 have a ten year old boy want to be there for him a still young and glowing fun mum.Coping with full time work menopause and the drama that comes with this anyone got any hints
    nancya nancya 51-55 3 Responses May 30, 2010

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    5 Generations

    I have just turned 50, I received a card from my grandmother and a card from my granddaughter (among many others). I am just wondering if this is at all unusual? I have 5 generations all going strong & all female. My grandmother is 92, my mother 67, I am 50, my daughter 23 & my...
    alicoo alicoo 46-50 Feb 20, 2011

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    How I Cope With Getting Older

    Last year I realised I wasn't getting any younger. A few pounds had crept on and I was started to not like the way I looked. I knew I had to do something. I'm not yet 50 but will be soon and decided that when I get there I want to be fit. So I started going to the pool. It wasn...
    aliwings aliwings 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    As I See It

    Like it or not, I am getting old. I will be at my 50 in couple years. There are bad things, and there are good things as I get closer. I made three simple rules to follow. One, I don't always know. As I get older, I trust my judgement too much too often. Everything gets...
    Whywefall Whywefall 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    There are a few men in my life (teachers, neighbors, friends of the family, etc) that I cannot stop thinking about. They are all at least 25 years older than I am and they are...
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    However, EP hasn't changed my age yet... I'm still telling people in 18. They'll never know.
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    I want a boyfriend that's 14 I'm not skinny but not fat, long distance talking is fine just someone who well love me in life I'm interested in cars and video games message me if...
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    All my friends are a year or two years older than me
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    I feel so fu*king old. Like I feel like I missed out on so many key points or milestones that every person should go through. I have never had a car, I don't even have a license...
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    tomm11327 tomm11327 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I'm 22 and is currently in a relationship with a guy that's 25 years older then me. I really enjoy being with him. he makes me really happy. every time he's around or I think of...
    LadyLyric311 LadyLyric311 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    The life before birth. It's complicated.
    JustAMisfit JustAMisfit 18-21, T Aug 19

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    I find myself crushing on the guys 30+ years older than me.
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    I'm 21 😊 and I'm super bored LOL
    bearberryx3 bearberryx3 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    He's 10 years older then me! I'm 18, he's 28!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17

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    Since I'm getting tired of being asked why it says I'm like 25 it's because I though u had to be an adult to join so I put 1992 instead of 2002
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