Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Entering Mid-life

For men and women who are dealing with getting older 50 People

    Actually, Um... I Guess I'm There?

    Why do they call it "mid-Life" anyway???  With tThe avg. lifespan in U.S. at about 78, mid-life would then be 39... which I passed up a while back... 
    2Quirky 2Quirky 46-50, F Feb 11, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Frustrated With Life

    I'm fairly happy in my life. Decent job, good wife, health is stable but at the same time a lil unfulfilled. As a kid I lived a sheltered life at least my mom tried. I was a sickly child with few friends and that made me a very quiet and solitary individual, I met and stayed with...
    Newbud73 Newbud73 41-45, M Sep 17, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As I have got older I find myself increasingly

    willing to experiment with new sexual experiences. All of a sudden the riskier or more taboo the more I want to try it. Things that used to be no go areas when I was younger now seem exciting. I sometimes scare myself. Is this just a natural part of life?
    Peeonme69 Peeonme69 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 31, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Mind Gunk

    the thing with me and growing old is junk tends to accumulate in my brain.  bad memories, stupid things i've said or done, random unpleasant experiences.  i'm going about my day and they shoot up at the slightest provocation causing a sneezing fit, a rash, or a sharp...
    PobbleToes PobbleToes 36-40, M Jul 21, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    What I'm wondering is how the hell did I get to

    be this age???!LOL Seriously. I was 21 yesterday..now I'm 45. Makes absolutely NO sense.;) I have had a very hard time accepting my age. Turning 40...that whole year leading up to it, I was freaking out. Now it's 5 years later already! I must admit that I have felt that...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Letting Go of the Girl

    Good Afternoon!  I am happy to be here and I am excited about entering  midlife.  There I said it and guess what?  I mean it. The more I speak to my friends a common topic arises about about letting go of old habits, what does 40 look like...
    deedeevon deedeevon 41-45 Aug 24, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Mid-life

    Well, I think at 49, I'm already in mid-life, but I don't feel it.  I am hopeful, but also fearful about the future.  The last 20 years have been dismal.  I look back I see failure, or just plain nothing.  I hid from the world, the pain, the sorrow.  Now...
    roamerxx99 roamerxx99 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    What Shall I Say To Her Now

    Some one who was yours almost for 15 years, who was the only one in your asolated life that you trusted and loved, is no longer your's....No, please don't  think so.....may God bless her long life. She is very much in this world and in the same city, but now she...
    PKS64 PKS64 41-45, M Mar 25, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Weird Time

    I was filled with lots of confusion. Things I knew certainly, I no longer believed. I voted way differently than I ever had. I spent a lot of time visualizing what life was going to be now that my main job was no longer "dad". I became more assertive and less private. I used...
    MarkFree MarkFree 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been with my partner

    for over 20 years and he used to get jealous when I flirted with other men. Recently he told me he would actually enjoy watching me with another man. He says it doesn't mean that he doesn't love me anymore - he just wants to try new things before we get too old. I think he is...
    Peeonme69 Peeonme69 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel
    bobbwil63 bobbwil63 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm arriving at 45 in just a few months.

    I see the occasional grey in my hair. Do I feel old? Not really. I still have my beautiful long waist hair that's dark blond with stray grey in it. I still keep up with my pre-teens and my high energy dog. I still laugh but now I have to be careful because of those oops...
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Am 39 soon. I genuinely believe I am in the early stages of a mid life crisis. Strangely it's quite a positive experience. As a result I've lost a load of weight and toned up...
    Nomoretomorrow Nomoretomorrow 36-40, M Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So excited, starting a new life in Boston. Im so worn out from the fight it has taken me to get to this point. It has taken every ounce of my soul to go against all expectations...
    Daring2care4u Daring2care4u 26-30 Feb 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Wrote this as a sample for when I was teaching my students about memoir :) I still have the photograph of what looked like the most perfect day. I'm sitting on the dock with my...
    Classangel00A Classangel00A 31-35, F Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I worked in a prison in Mich. most of my life. We would get some pretty "hardcore" young men from lower Mich. These guys had stab wound scars, bullet hole scars and lifted weights...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Upper Peninsula of Mich always gets slammed with lots of snow. I remember snow so deep I could walk across it and right up the roof of the garage. Most families have snow...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I joined EP to figure out what was wrong with my marriage. Two months later, after a lot of agonizing and worry about how a divorce would impact my husband and family, everything...
    jkm52 jkm52 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My life is different than I dreamed it would be. I always wanted to be the first, the best, the standout. I am aware of social factors that contributed to my competitive nature...
    CarrieSue CarrieSue 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Need advice from balding men, and anyone who is attracted to men, preferably women (as I am a het man but non homophobic, all advice greatly received). Since the age of 24 I've had...
    Nomoretomorrow Nomoretomorrow 36-40, M Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    maybe im in the mid life crisis stage since im almost 40 or could it be a infatuation. for some reason I tried dating a girl recently around my age and I did not enjoy it. I have a...
    airmax78 airmax78 36-40, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There seems to be hundreds of lost souls in this town (all male). Most in their mid life and you see them all wandering about on a Sunday when other people are otherwise occupied.
    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey guys ^^ just thought if say I've come back and I am going to try posting more regularly, I just had a mid life crisis but I got other that :D so the reason behind the cover is...
    sadnessisbeauty sadnessisbeauty 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tonight I went to the store to get gas as my gas needle was on empty. As I stood there pumping my gas, I noticed the most handsome, distinguished looking man pumping in front of...
    OneClassyLady OneClassyLady 70+, F 6 Responses Feb 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Death Sentence for the Bali Nine Ring Leaders. I have NO problem with their fate at all. 1) It is now all over the media and I am sure among many in the community that the 2 ring...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dear friends of mine on EP,I had really good and incredible time on here, I met nice, lovely and perfect old friends of mine whom I met years ago in France, I made some new nice...
    ElliasA ElliasA 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It seems to be the general consensus that by the time a man has reached his mid 30's, he is educated, is stable, is well along in a career and has been saving for 10+ years, has...
    SaudadeVirgo SaudadeVirgo 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think this poem sums up what a woman wants beautifully. Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing Ever made by the hand above— A woman's heart, and a...
    OneAlphaWoman OneAlphaWoman 31-35, F Feb 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had one of the freakiest dreams of my life last night. Would really like some feedback or opinions on general interpretation. I've posted a summary: The coherent part of the...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Look, this is my first time writing an entry here. Sometimes you've just got to share some memories/moments or even people in our lives that have set you on your path today. This...
    introvert98 introvert98 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Conversion of Peter: How He Went From Being A Torah Believing Jew To The First Catholic Pope The Gospels are possibly the most understated documents in literary history; we...
    perseverer perseverer 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    (Very rough draft. Will be radically edited with time.) The following events are true. Whether you believe that fact or not is completely up to you, and in no way affects me. I...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The end of week rest period had arrived. Wearily the man opened the door to his issue rest chamber. I had been a long week of creating approved designs for consumer products...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It is not God's will for everyone to be married! There is no shame or reproach in choosing to remain single if that is the Lord's will for your life. (Ill. There have been times...
    engrdavid engrdavid 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You know sometimes you think you know it all. You think you've come to a point in your life when you say I've finished learning. I've lived half of my life and by now I should know...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In 1991, I lost an item of importance. This item was urgently needed. I had kept the item in one of my books. However when I needed it, I could not find. I searched for it...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman 46-50, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I try to keep the thoughts of you from entering my mind. But resistance is useless, I'm powerless. These thoughts conjure a mix of emotions, some are stronger then others but the...
    dontexpect2much dontexpect2much 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    College Students Are Infants and Deserve Zero Free Speech or Sex Rights, Says Slate By Robby Soave Eric Posner—a University of Chicago Law School professor and son of famed...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 1 Response Feb 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    That Amazing Man One and a half years back I met my boyfriend on a dating site. I felt a spark when we started talking. He was a down to earth person and we shared mutual...
    Seneya Seneya 18-21, F Feb 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am soon to be entering my last term at college. I am not so much freaking out because I am so ready to move on. This year had its ups and downs and I realized someone who I...
    AriaPeace AriaPeace 22-25, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Observer 8th February 2015 Doidge: the man teaching us to change our minds Do you believe you can think yourself well, changing the very structure of your brain over time...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a new member of a club which I hoped never to earn membership to. I lost a person I loved profoundly to suicide on Thanksgiving 2014. This person had a complicated and...
    AdiosPantalones AdiosPantalones 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since I got my heartbroken, about 2 1/2 years ago now - I really have just kept to myself. I don't quite know how to restart things. I also had a few friends from college - and I...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 20

    Your Response