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I Am Getting Old

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    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

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    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

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    crstn02 crstn02 26-30, F Apr 30, 2014

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    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

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    Today I heard a hard rock/metal format radio

    station running ads for assisted living facilities. Theme was "I found a great place to put Mom". My generation, middle aged and starting to have to deal elder care issues. Of course, Ozzy seems to be mostly out of it already so I guess its appropriate that Crazy Train...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2014

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    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 28 Responses May 21

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    As I was surfing through the dreck on TV

    tonight I came across a concert. Some country hideousness, dude whose 100 gallon hat & ginormous belt buckle about covered him up doing a slow, sentimental number (ick). What really got me thinking was how the flashlight app on "smartphones" has replaced the lighters the...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 4 Responses May 27

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    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 5 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    Bookends Theme

    From Simon and Garfunkel's 1970s LP Bookends.....and my memory: Time it was, Oh what a time it was. It was.... a time for memories a time for confidences. Long ago, it must be. I have a photograph. Preserve your memories. They're all that's left you. Like so many of Paul Simon...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jul 2, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    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

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    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, F Mar 4, 2013

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 25

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    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

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    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?
    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M 2 Responses May 15

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    I just got yet another Doctors appointment

    for yet another ailment today. What the hell is going on with me? Until several years ago, except for job type physicals, I had not been to a doctor's office since I was a kid. Now its several times a year. It makes me think of my mother just before she passed away. The...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M Aug 26

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    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 20

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Arrival At The "Older" Station

    I have not come to this place easily. I have not aged gracefully.  I have hated getting older.  My body betrays me, my brain betrays me, losses pile upon losses.  Things around me change without my permission.  I am not as in-control of my environment as I once was and I can...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18

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    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 5 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    I Have Wrinkles.

    I am going to be 30 in little over a month. Wow! Well.. I think I'm bit mature. I have my immature days.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    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

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    Just saw a story about a 50 year old woman

    who hasn't smiled since she was around10 years old. By choice. Because she doesn't want to get wrinkles. Of course it could be a hoax but all I could think of was, what a waste! How vain.
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    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 4 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 16 Responses Mar 10

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    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 Aug 20

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    Sad Things To Say At The End Of Your Days

    This is a cut and paste from the British newspaper "The Guardian" about the top five regrets people with several months left to live expressed to their caregivers. There is much food for thought here and I guess one could consider it a warning from those who are just about to go...
    ineedadrink ineedadrink 41-45, M 12 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    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

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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    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 7 Responses Aug 11

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    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 26 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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

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

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