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I Am Over 50

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    Just came from a funeral today.

    The wife of my brothers best friend. Very kind and giving couple (this friend and now deceased wife). The funeral was great and the words were very kind an loving. I had a best friend once, but it came down to a choice between my wife and him. I felt I made the right choice and...
    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M Sep 6, 2014

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    More Active Now Then Ever.

    I am 50 and single and more active then I have ever been. Just got certified for scuba diving and so far have gone diving in Bora Bora, Hawaii and Turkes & Caicos. I learned to shoot a gun (not at animals or people for that matter) got my motorcycle license, and am now training...
    Midnightghost Midnightghost 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2011

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    Over 50...woohoo

    Yep, I just turned 52 and I am happier now than when I was at 25...Life is good and 50 more to go...LOL
    vickieprince vickieprince 51-55, F 48 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    Well Over 50

    Just got 65...never thought i would.lol After the 60s nobody realy did. But still there going strong..mind you hate most the music of today and rap most of all. Still like my beatles and rolling stone songs. But its so great to get this old..no rush..no work...just plain relax...
    welshpercy welshpercy 66-70, M Nov 14, 2013

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    50 And Proud Of It

    This year I turned the big five-0 and I loved it!!! So should i think half of my life is over its all down hill from here? No I think not.. My life has been full of ups and downs many new starts many different kind of lives rolled up in this one life-MINE!!! So yes i will...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    Need2change

    I am 52 years old, work full time and have my own home. I am lucky that I work with good people but the job itself is stressful and I am burning out from it. I am home right now feeling sick, partly because I did catch something going around and partly because of stress. It...
    Need2Believe Need2Believe 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    Not What I Expected, And I'm Glad

    When I was in the military, I remember this grizzled over-50 Chief Master Sgt. tell me one day that, if I thought my sex life was ok now, after 50 I'd have more "accidental sex" than I could handle, let alone what I went after. Well, I'm here to report that he was right. Now...
    Fogarty Fogarty 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2011

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    From a sign in my grade 9 history

    class: ###years later We the willing Are doing the impossible For the ungrateful We have done so much With so little We are now qualified To do anything With nothing
    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    Am I Really Over 50 Now? Gez-O-Pizzas!

    When I think back to when I turned 30, that didn't bother me, nor did the 40 year mark. But the next thing I knew was that I had hit the age of 50. I found myself thinking, "Holy crap! I'm half a century old now!" It wasn't a big deal until my oldest daughter turned 30. I...
    BetsyIckes BetsyIckes 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I'm Over 50

    I'm over 50; well, almost. Seems like about five lifetimes ago when I was a kid and growing up in what now seems like a very different time. Got my own kids now and they're better than I ever was. I'm so proud of them and my life seems to revolve around them. We do homework...
    lantern lantern 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Personal Growth

    I am hoping to connect with others who are also forging new paths of personal growth in their life, and to relate/communicate our daily focus as we count our blessings.
    Guidance2 Guidance2 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2011

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    About Time

                   I've been here on EP for a while now. I'm staring my 58th birthday in the face. Reaching 50 was a real surprise for me. Never thought seeing fifty was in my future. The abuse and neglect with drugs and alcohol I incurred on...
    Chelseaborn Chelseaborn 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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    Trying to Find Mr. Right At My Age...

    It's not easy.  Believe it or not, men at this age still are only interested in one thing.  When I got divorced 13 years ago I turned to on line personals.  I met many unsuitable matches and two memorable ones.  The first good connection lasted four years, but...
    Deberley Deberley 56-60, F 8 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    Who's That Old Guy, and Why Is He In My Mirror?

    Ever wake up and figure out that you became a grown-up?  Dang it, I wasn't supposed to live this long!  When I was in the Corps, we all thought that we would die glorious deaths for God and Country.  After the USMC, I assumed one of the bikers I ran with would kill...
    broadshoulder broadshoulder 51-55 11 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    Planning On Going To Law School.

    I am 60 years old and would like to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer. I always wanted to be a lawyer ever since I was 5 years old. Somewhere between 16-20 my priorities changed and I became a wife and mother to three wonderful children who are now grown. I have...
    carol1953 carol1953 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    The 50's Challenging Times.

    I have hit the big 60, but still can pass for about 25 years younger, thankfully I am great health, no ailments have reduced me and I still get around and do things. I never smoked, did Drugs, or drank. My mind, I keep it young and refuse to give into being old, I just aged very...
    paddytram paddytram 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    Not Long Ago....

    I thought my life was over. I was ready to get my affairs in order and end my life. The only thing that held me back was that I didn't know what it would do to my two children. Even though they are grown and on their own, they love me very much, and I have been trying to rebuild...
    Maddie99 Maddie99 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    Fifty Such A Good Number

    Do you remember the old adage,  "I would go back to my 20s if I could still have the knowledge I have now".  I would but since that isn't possible it's nice to be feeling good and staying active.I have a friend in her 60s she says she turns the numbers in her age around so at...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F Apr 10, 2012

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    Alone At 51

    My husband died almost 5 years ago.  We would have been married 38 years this year but in truth our marriage lasted about 12 years.  After we had our  2 children, we no longer had any sort of affection, much less sex.  Thus I have actually been alone for many...
    Izabella Izabella 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    What Did I Do Wrong?

    This is coming from the gut , not to mention the heart , maybe someone out there understands the situation ...im turning 54 in another 3 weeks ...no big deal, age never bothered UNTIL the situations of the past year .. back in march i lost my closest friend..NOT thru death...
    autumnsbreeze autumnsbreeze 51-55 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Lots Of People My Age

    Lots of people my age have took a different path than I did. I married when I was  18  and ended up having 3 children.I was stay at home Mom for years before I thought I needed do something for Me. I did go to college once when my 2 oldest kids were both in school.But I didnt...
    KatLu4 KatLu4 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

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    Yes, I'm over 50! Hate the number but,

    I know who I am, where I've been & where I'm going. My tolerance for bs is very very very low. I don't say what you want to hear...the truth sometimes stings. What's that saying, "you won't won't be happy until you're comfortable with the skin you're in!" I'm sooo there!
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    Tomorrow

    I hit the big Hawaii 5-0.Till then I'm 49 and three quarters....
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Sep 30, 2013

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    How'd I Get Here, Lol?

    Morning everyone! New to this site.. still figuring it out... seems somewhat disjointed but probably because I'm new and have yet to spend enough time exploring... Loved the one about 'who's that in the mirror' comment! My mind's eye certainly does not 'see' myself the same as...
    stcroix stcroix 56-60 1 Response Oct 17, 2008

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    Ramblings On the Foibles of An Older Man

    Okay, I'm at that stage of my life that I look back and wonder where things might have been different.  Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with my wife, my kids, where we are financially and with my career.  But I'm over 50 and have more time behind me than ahead of me. ...
    broadshoulder broadshoulder 51-55 Sep 22, 2009

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    Memories

    Do you ever look back on your life and wonder where the time went it was just yesterday when you were twenty something and now your over 50 and things have slowed up...or how life has become so complicated and you yearn for a simple life...
    vet52 vet52 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Men Our Age Just Can't Get It Up

    When we were younger no one told us that there was no sex after 50, or 45, or even late 30's for some guys without Viagra. Oh, and many of them will not admit it and go to the doctor to even get a script for Viagra.   It is frustrating and at times down right...
    victoriaj52 victoriaj52 56-60, F 15 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    But Lead An Active Lifestyle

    Dinosaurs are not extinct. There are many over the age of 50, but they seem to be on the EP endangered list. I have many EP friends who are much younger and I cherish them. However, I would like to connect with some who have roamed the plains a little longer. Especially those who...
    lifetolive lifetolive 56-60, M 7 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    50 and Proud

    I'm 50 years old: 50 years, 7 months, 2 weeks, and 5 days to be more precise. I love my age. In fact I was so excited to turn 40, then even more excited to turn 50. I don't hide my age or lie about it. For a long time, I didn't wear my age on my face, and I know that. People...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M May 31, 2014

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    im going though this now big time. a couple months ago my fiance went from being so lovable ncouldnt keep his hands off me now im lucky if i get a good night i love you. and when...
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    fiji0water0 fiji0water0 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I often write about my struggles with social anxiety here. I do it, because it helps me face a problem I have and take steps to deal with it and overcome it. I create my own group...
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