I Am Almost 40

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    Oh ****! A new one. One more sign on my face

    pointing to my coming into my 40s…I am going to be 40 in three years. And the end this year is looming, already, that much closer to my next birthday. That much farther down the slide to 40. And I’ll have the body of a 40 year old. Holy ****! I’m gonna be 40!! In two and a...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly
    36-40, F
    Aug 18, 2014

    I Don't Feel "Almost 40"

    But I look almost forty. Inside I feel like I am in my late teens early twenties, but I looked in the mirror yesterday and I look so tired, my skin is opaque and I see white hair wanted to show. My body says I need to try and accept my new sizes and stop wearing Band's t shirts...
    ziwa ziwa
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2009

    forty years old ..half way through life they say

    so am middle aged ......but i feel like my life has been half lived .......i am riddled with anxiety ........i am unemployed i am childless and man less and am tired of my family thinking they care .......i am broke ........lodging in a house where i do not want to be...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    36-40
    1 Response Dec 15, 2013

    Fat is the enemy of aging.

    .. But I can't stop eating long enough to lose any weight. It's my only coping mechanism to inure myself against the loneliness and isolation I feel younger and sugar and junk are the only things that sate the ravenous hunger I feel toward my man... The one I can't touch...I am...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly
    36-40, F
    Aug 22, 2014

    It is something about being on earth almost 4

    decades life is beginning to grow on me. Although I am secretly relieved I am not graying yet lol. The little things don't trouble me anymore. I forgive quickly and I have a nice great big cup of **** it every morning. Oh how I wished I knew of this recipe in my 20's. Things...
    ChanSoLovely ChanSoLovely
    36-40, F
    Jan 25

    Too Soon

    Ok December will make me three years away but close enough. What happened to the 20's? I seemed to have lost them... and then the 30's are a total blur. Oh to be a teen again...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2007

    So Far, It Beats The Alternative!

    It is what it is. I'm not completely shocked to be turning 40 this September.I suppose (like many) I do wish I'd been wiser sooner, made some different decisions. But I don't miss the hormone-driven teens and 20's. Though I'm not as youthfully beautiful or thin as I used to be...
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2011

    Just Turned 37 In December

    My friends all tell me I look ten years younger than I am, but that really doesn't help. I know how old I am and I feel like I haven't accomplished anything with my life. I really wish you could get at least ten years back to do over again with the knowledge you gained. Maybe I...
    vizmund vizmund
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2013

    37 Going On 40! to B Young Again!!

    I am 37 and 40's are just too close..... i hit reality the other day because i never look in the mirror, and i saw a picture of my bestfriend and she has crows feet! I ran into the bathroom, looked into the mirror and realized i am not 20 anymore..... the very next day i went...
    EEYORE6 EEYORE6
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    ...and it freaking sucks.

    Worse than I imagined. Six months until 40. KMN
    sunny875 sunny875
    41-45, F
    Jun 28, 2014
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