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I Am 50 Years Old

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 People

    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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    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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    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 56-60 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    + 6 Months

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

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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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    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 51-55, F Jun 9, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    I just reached this milestone in the last few

    days. I know everyone says that age is just a number but I have to say that this birthday has been difficult for me. I was doing ok until the packet showed up in the mail....the one we all get as 50 approaches (in the U.S. anyway) the packet from the AARP (American Association...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2015

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    I'm 19 and have always been attracted to older guys. I do have an age limit tho. I only guys in their early and late 20s. It may not seem old to you, but it is for me lol. My bf is...
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