I Am Getting Old

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 493 People

    It blows my mind that I'll soon be changing my

    age range to 26-30. I feel like I'm spending so much time working 70-80 hour work weeks that I'm not really living life. I never hang out with friends or do anything, and soon it will be too late to do so because everyone I know will have moved on with life and settled down with...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    I will be 80 next year

    and I am not looking forward to it.So many of my friends get bad health problems in their 80s and I would just prefer to die peacefully
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    When did I get so old?

    I remember being 13 in 8th grade. Now, I'm about to graduate college and I'm worried about getting a job. Quarter life crisis is hitting me hard right now.
    ihavecoolname ihavecoolname
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 18, 2015

    I'm 23 years old right now

    but I swear. I'm going to be a crazy fun sassy old lady when I grow up. I'll be a hot ***** -,-)/
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    I'm feeling old, damn I wasted

    so much time. We'll I guess it was good, but yeah, nobody likes you when you're 29. Am I supposed to be wiser?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 15, 2015

    The other day I looked in the mirror

    and was surprised to see the reflection of a woman staring back at me. I mean she looked like me, shoulder length blonde hair, big sad eyes, pale skin…but she looked so much older than she ever had before. Perhaps tragedy had taken its toll on her, or perhaps she was just...
    Sammiebaby1016 Sammiebaby1016
    18-21, F
    18 Responses May 21, 2015

    Now That I Am Old !

    And so there we are! It came to my attention,for the first time in my life, that I am the person I always wanted to be. Oh! I do not mean my body! Certain days I despair when I look in the mirror! Anyway the real beauty is not on the outside. My wrinkles,the pouches under my...
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    22 Responses Feb 25, 2013

    Getting Older Gracefully

    Even though my hair  has turned gray, my stomach has rounded like a ball, I have some advances,no messy cycles, can have sex without getting pregnant.Have an excuse for not remembering anything, and now I can eat all the ice creame I want.When in a cold place, my body gives me...
    susieque1 susieque1
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2011

    Almost 22.... It's incredibly strange.

    Because I look about 15. Lolol.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    22-25
    6 Responses Jul 25, 2014

    Signs Of The Time . . . Slipping Away

    "Caution! Student Driver & Screaming Parent" -- was the bumper magnet on my Toyota Sienna minivan, which I drove on my silent, music-free, commute makeup-free & wearing sensible, comfy, shoes, to and from my 8a-5p cubicle at which I toiled diligently before...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    Getting Old-Er

    I went to a Doctor's appointment awhile ago and I was talking about how I was getting old and stuff about aches and pains etc. My Doc smiles and corrected me by saying that I was not "old", but getting "old-er". Big difference. This made me smile then, and makes me smile now:) So...
    Els3 Els3
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Jul 19, 2013
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    I am now on the wrong side of 50

    and hurtling relentlessly towards 60 at what seems like a million miles an hour. No longer can I wake up in the morning feeling fresh and revived, full of energy and eager to meet the challenges of the day. The sad reality is that I barely crawl out of bed and hobble around for...
    mgg2015 mgg2015
    51-55, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    I will get 46 in August.

    But I don't really feel like I have really lived 46 years. I feel I have lived at least ten or fifteen less. Until ten years ago or so I did not know really what life was. I was a man with a really low self-esteem, full of complexes, secrets and fears that I tried to hide under...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Mar 4

    OH NoOoOoOoO.... its the 20th anniversary of

    the original SCREAM movie....lord what happened to time?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 11

    In a couple of weeks,

    senior year! I can't believe how much I've changed since I was a freshman. It's bittersweet actually, I mean no one likes getting older but I just can't explain how happier I am at 17 than I was at 14. I have more confidence, I'm wiser and care less about what people think. I...
    Kittygirl17 Kittygirl17
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    Help me. I am 19 and i just found a grey hair,

    is there something i can do to reduce the time or somthing. I am freaking out.
    cantpick cantpick
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2014
    Rosaalie Rosaalie
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    I Think This Email I Got Is a Bad Sign!

    (Names changed to protect the innocent)   Special Guest Speaker Talk - JOIN US   Psychological Adjustment to Aging U. Old Fart Ph.D., Health Psychologist and Neuropsychologist will present the behavioral aspects of aging. As the years pile up, many of our mental...
    iRant iRant
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2008

    Alas, I have been in the 41-45 age group

    since joining EP. However, I will soon pass into the 46-50 age range. Having that 50 at the end of the range? I don't love it.
    harveyspecter harveyspecter
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2015
    crstn02 crstn02
    26-30, F
    Apr 30, 2014

    Okay... So I work with the elderly

    and I realise I'm not old per se.... But none the less it shocks me how quick my life is flying by. The countdown to 30 is on and what have I achieved? I'm not where I wanted to be.... I've had to restart twice! My daughter is 11 and it scares the heck outta me! I feel old...
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1
    26-30, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    I just spent an hour trying to explain to my 10

    year old son and his friends that a "waterbed" is not an inflatable pool toy. I described that people thought it was a luxury to sleep on a low mattress filled with water. They didn't understand until we googled it. Wow, I didn't think I was getting that old. (80s baby)
    trendd trendd
    31-35, F
    Feb 6

    Gotten Older

    It is true, I gotten old cause the numbers move up fast, lol.  Also gotten old since I changed from a few years ago.  My depression has really got me and I let myself go + I gained weight.  I can see it, my husband also told me (it wasn't to be mean which is the truth...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    You know your getting old

    when the center folds in playboy was born when you graduated.....
    Jpnorwalk97 Jpnorwalk97
    36-40, M
    Oct 6, 2015

    On my 43 birthday I know it is not old,

    its a new beginning, I went out for lunch with a friend and after the birthday song was sung the man at another table said, "Take care of your self, If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of my body". Now I changed my diet and I drink a lot...
    fatcatzoe fatcatzoe
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    Feel Too Old For My Age, Want To Be Younger

    I'm 24, but I feel 2,400 Every fight I got into with my captors, for every second of that incident I felt 12,000 older. Pardon my tongue, but: Christ I miss the Crib, Diapers & the Milk Bottle!! Someone please Help me become a baby again!
    WhiteLegoNinja WhiteLegoNinja
    13-15, T
    Mar 4, 2013

    I'm 26 with a Grey hair!

    !!!!! How on earth has my life come to this?
    carmaletta carmaletta
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Thoughts Of A Girl In Her Last Month Of Being A Teenager

    Mature, is one word people associate with me. Being mature for my age is what I have always liked about myself. As a kid I wanted to skip all the years and just grow up. I thought life would be easier being an adult. No one would tell you what to do. No one would tell you what...
    gb0485 gb0485
    22-25, F
    Oct 11, 2011

    I see things around me changing faster

    than I can take. My dislike for changes is growing. Isn't it an obvious sign that I am getting old?
    Cierzo Cierzo
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Feb 14

    I was going through my mail today,

    and I got a letter telling me I should sign up for AARP.... I'm 18....
    Madison18 Madison18
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2015

    Reflections of a Novice Old Man From Iraq

      This is part of a self expressing email I sent to an English friend three years ago Today I have reached the age of 60, a milestone after which a man, at least in this part of the world, can not resort to inexperience, whims, or uncontrollable earthly desires, as...
    abupulpul abupulpul
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 11, 2009

    I Hate My Looks Too

    I was always hard on myself...I remember being young and gorgeous...I was a size 3 and I wanted to be a size 1. I was never happy with my hair, face, lips, stomach, whatever. I compared myself to everyone around me and I never measured up. Sadly, this curse has followed me...
    alienangel555 alienangel555
    46-50
    1 Response Oct 26, 2012

    I hate that I'm 50! Having a hard time with it!

    Feel sad most the time and useless in life :(
    Gfmom Gfmom
    51-55
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2014

    I'm 26 as of last week,

    I dropped out of university years ago and now I'm just an engaged bartender. I'm worried I'm going to end up leaning on my significant other without a full education and a secure job which will leave me vulnerable but I also have no desire to go back to school. Four years from 3...
    HaliiDoll HaliiDoll
    26-30, F
    Apr 13, 2015
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015

    Signs I'm Getting Old

    Somewhat humorous, somewhat serious.... 1) You still look at the 20-something women in their tight-fitting clothes but then you feel guilty about it when you have "unpure" thoughts about them because of your age. 2) You go to your kids school functions and realize you...
    iRant iRant
    46-50, M
    9 Responses Aug 21, 2008

    And Than It Hit Me

    So I was watching **** this fine morning when I had an epiphany. You know you’re getting old when you begin to admire the bed the actors are screwing on. All I could think of was, “that bed looks comfortable, where do I get one?”
    ImToolazyforaWittyUseName ImToolazyforaWittyUseName
    31-35, M
    7 Responses Aug 10, 2012
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 20, 2015

    My dad told me many years ago

    that you don't really get old, just yor body gets older you are still the same person inside. Now that I'm in my sixties I completely understand this and I'll go with it rather than ***** about getting old.
    thesneek thesneek
    61-65, M
    Apr 20, 2014

    This is a true story.

    Many people think that anyone who says they are 70+ must be lying. I suppose they find it hard to believe that old people still think. Or that they have anything worth sharing. We do. We're funny that way. Some of us can even remember when we weren't dried up old prunes...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    9 Responses Jan 3

    I feel badly for the young dopes

    that don't know **** ! hahaha I am so computer and internet savvy - it;s a joke, there is nothing a young person has on me....plus, I run and work out, so I will kick there lazy and scawny pot smoking *****....plus my brain is on mega-overdrive....hahaha bring it on punks...
    fun4us2b fun4us2b
    51-55, M
    Feb 28

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