I Am Starting My Life Over In Mid Flight

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 People

    Anti-Lacrimation Proclamation

    We like to think that our hearts generate emotion; we have joyful hearts, hearts full of love, and at times painful, broken hearts. This is  what we say anyway, how we process all of life’s events, how we measure them, how we articulate them, how we describe them to others. I...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Dec 7, 2011

    My Story with On Line Dating Sites at Mid Age

    "Everyone's views are colored by their own experience"  This is mine. It is true that there are horrible stories out there with On Line Dating Sites. It’s true they are, but we cannot generalize as they are also great stories and happy endings. Mine are part of them.   When I...
    MyNameIsCecilia MyNameIsCecilia
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2011


    In Arabic it literally means, “It is written.” I learned this today.   I have always had a love / hate relationship with fate. I was never quite sure if I believed in it or not. But the one thing I am sure of is that I spend an inordinate amount of time contemplating the...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    22 Responses Mar 16, 2013

    To All Women Bewteen 45 To 60 Years

    A British magazine has conducted a survey among men, dividing themin three age groups. The preferences about probable couples were overwhelming: the majority chose women between 45 to 60 years.Almost everyone agrees that they are smarter and sexier. But the authentic answer is...
    MyNameIsCecilia MyNameIsCecilia
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2012

    I Wanted More...

    I spent the last 7 years building and breaking myself in a relationship that for all practical purposes was kind of a waste of time.... And today, 3 weeks after walking away from everything that meant so much to me, I feel a deep sadness and loss. I suppose I should feel angry...
    WW337 WW337
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2012

    Nice Idea

    but first i have to mnake the pain form the last life go away and i do not know how to do that other then death and i made a promise so that will not work
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Nov 13, 2011

    It's so hard to focus

    when you feel like you are going to lose control and crash down.
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    1 Response Feb 17, 2016


    It was a calendar that caught my eye, that is, if you can call something that takes up a six by five foot area a calendar; it was more like wallpaper. It reminded me of the periodic table hanging in the high school chem lab. I don’t have much office experience so this was...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    25 Responses May 31, 2012

    On Being Middle Aged And Looking For Love

    “The first part of life is childhood. The second is your child’s childhood. And then the third, old age.” “ Growing backward, becoming unborn: that would have been just the thing.”* The novel I pulled this from was set in the 1930’s when life expectancy was not what...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    27 Responses Nov 13, 2011

    Funny that. We're always starting actually.

    I think we forget that as we age. When we're younger everything is bright and shiny and we aren't carting around years of small successes and small failures. Our spirits are light and if we are not raring to go we are at least a bit lighter on our feet to dance and spar with...
    Panagonia Panagonia
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015
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