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I Am Turning 40

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    37 Going On 40

    I am 37 years old and all I can think about these days is turning 40. I guess its not just turning 40 that scares me, it the thought that I wont achieve all I was hoping to by the time I get there. I have 2 wonderful kids who are the centre of my world. Can't say much for my...
    bammy bammy 36-40, F 6 Responses May 25, 2011

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    Heavy Sigh, Realy?

    Ok, I am forty today, feeling ambiguous about it. Married, will never have children, finishing my masters and hoping for a dream job that I have been working for. I have no idea what I amdoing here as I have never done this whole blog thing..Mother and her entire side of the...
    MacDee MacDee 36-40 Apr 27, 2011

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    Turning 40 This June

    I am turning 40 this year. Wow, I can not believe how the time has passed. This kind of has caught me off guard. Suddenly last month I realized I will be 40 this year. When I sat back and thought how do I want to celebrate my day I came to the realization that a hike in the...
    KooKooKakes KooKooKakes 36-40, F Feb 14, 2010

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    Turning 40 In July! Yay!

    I had my kids really young (my son is 24 and daughter is 16). I have always looked forward to my 40s as a time where I could explore life with the freedom I lost by having my kids at such a young age. I am coming into my own as a woman. I haven't had an easy life, but I...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    I Cant Believe It!

    40??  already??  time really does fly! I'll be 40 this november. I no longer feel like celebrating birthdays. I feel like turning 40 is starting a new chapter in life. My teenage kids say im old. Am I? I dont feel old. I dont look old. But I know those changes will...
    jshirlnita jshirlnita 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    Blogging My Way To 40

    Hoping to be better at age 40...blogging my way there... http://missionto40.blogspot.com/
    mission4t mission4t 36-40, F Oct 12, 2009

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    Mid-life Crisis

    Well, I am 44 and I am now dealing with mid-life crisis. I am single mother of 1 adult and l teenager. I struggled and raised them without the help of their father and did the best I could to provide for them and send them to the best schools. My oldest dropped out of college in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 25, 2011

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    The Things About 40 So Far Are...

    I'm a few months into the first official year of my 40s. I'll say that it's just begun, but I'm loving it so far for a few reasons. 1. When you're 40, it feels like you have permission to let go of so many things that were relevant, yet exhausting in your 20s or your 30s. I...
    Tahmera Tahmera 36-40 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    39 Going 40

    I am turning 40 in 2012. I am a divorcee. I had my divorce in 2010. After two years being a single mother with two sons, I come to apprreciate being independent and and trning 40 is just a number. Life is not that bad. Problems come everyday. The way we handle and solve them is...
    sanimine sanimine 36-40 1 Response Dec 25, 2011

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    Is He Cheating

    i started talking to my old classmate about 3 or 4 months ago, i am married let me put that out there but not happily, so me and the truck driver got together whenever he came thru town. Well xmas eve we talked and that was the last i heard from him until 3 days later, he then...
    jjnunu jjnunu 36-40 1 Response Dec 31, 2011

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    Whats Really Going On?

    Wow,40.i remember in my teens thinking how far away and how old 40 seemed.i have not planned/accomplished anything.i do not say that for self-pity,i say it out of real truth.i am on disability already,have no education besides high school,and have not ever held a job.and i am...
    gkristie45 gkristie45 36-40, F Aug 24, 2012

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    Turning 40,it's A Little Bit Unease And Frustrated

    I was a good student,and  a hard working State-owned factory's worker,and am an office worker, hard working still.And I live alone without partner or kids.Time goes by year by year.Now I feel more unease and frustrated.this is not the life I want. I don't have an ideal...
    Sinoanna Sinoanna 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Life Begins At Forty

    I am glad to be turning 40 in a month. My first 40 years were filled with anxiety, depression, regret, etc. Now I feel more relaxed, and accepting of what life brings. Not so scared as I was before, and def not a doormat anymore. I hope there are others out there who feel the...
    heiku22 heiku22 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 5, 2010

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    The Big Four O.

    One of my closest friends (ballerina girl) is having her 40th next month. Once again - a debate is brimming amongst us. Should she splash out and have the biggest party ever? Or should she just have a quite one - forget that it's actually happening and just go somewhere on her...
    pr1c3y pr1c3y 66-70, F Jul 25, 2011

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    40 ???

    Im 38 and ill be turning 40 soon and im freakeed out already.... thats about it
    Rabbitts Rabbitts 36-40 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    Turning 40 In This Economy

    At last I arrive to that milestone in the life of every man, a time to look back and reflect on our first half of life and to chart the course for the next half.  For some this is a time to celebrate our accomplishments for others, especially in this economy, is a time of...
    jc2009 jc2009 41-45, M Sep 8, 2010

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    Lets Do This

    Okay so yes im not in my  40's but i think it's  a sexy age.
    UnexpectedSuspect UnexpectedSuspect 26-30 Feb 25, 2012

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    I Am Turning 40

    I don't seem to get any older as the years have passed since!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    Lost In Yesterday's Glory

    I am the first born, boy child in my family. In India, this means a lot to the folks. This means, that the family already has an heir. But the better part of it was, I was so handsome and smart. As a 2 year old, I could recreate all the letters of the English alphabet with my...
    dovahkiin88 dovahkiin88 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    Life Begins At 42

    In September 2010, my 21 year old daughter approached me about posing for PLAYBOY. I told her I had no problem with Playboy and how they depicted women. I then asked her why. She told me she wanted to audition. I told her to ask my BF (we live together). My daughter decided to...
    elainepetersen68 elainepetersen68 46-50, F 11 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Sad To Become Fortyish

    i'll be 39 this year and sad of turning forty next year..at 38 my life is upside down..I left my career,resigned from a high-paying job of ten years to be domesticated to save my marriage but it didn't do anything. This year before having my birthday in october, I have to start...
    0fairytalePrincess 0fairytalePrincess 36-40, F 104 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    Turning 40

    Turning 40,News for me,Didn't it happen,Eight years ago?Or was I only dreaming?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 5, 2012

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    Turning 40

    yes i have that problem this year i am male i dont have a partner or children. no idea where my life is going.i live at home with my mother who is 61. i just never had any luck in life.lost my job 6 months ago. being out of work so depressing im taking anti depressants but the...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M May 10, 2011

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    I'm Inspired To Turn 40

    After Thanksgiving I got to thinking about turning 40 on December 10th.  Ten days and I hit a milestone that the lines on my face shows 40 years of experience, laughter, heartache, and love.  I see my parents getting old and getting sick.  I see co-workers who are...
    Penguinfriends Penguinfriends 36-40, F Nov 30, 2009

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    Not Really I'm Turning 41!

    When is it time for a mid life crisis? I think I am ready to have one. When is it my turn. I want to turn loose of everything sometimes. What would it be like to just leave everything behind and start over. Would I make the same mistakes? Would my children be better off? Would...
    2B4ME 2B4ME 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2010

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    What Do You Do When Your Dreams Come True?

    Except for being fat, I really have no complains about my life. I have a great wife for 12 years now. I have an amazing one year old son. My parents know I love them. My brother knows I love him, although I have not spent much time with him lately. I have a few close friends who...
    vilo vilo 36-40, M May 1, 2008

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    Is 40 A Lucky Number ?

      I am 40 and busy discovering, exploring. My mind, passion, body, knowledge, ... ... ...
    Gude Gude 36-40, M Sep 25, 2011

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    September 25th

    and I turn the big 40 feeling really old but don't wana grow up
    isischylde isischylde 36-40 1 Response Jun 18, 2011

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    I Wish I Was A Little Older

    I'm still very young but I wished I was like 30 or 40. However the only reason why I look forward to old age is if things in my life go as planned. At 21 I want a serious girlfriend that I can marry. At 25 I want graduate college (hopefully nyu or a good business college), at 26...
    Fueledbyrice Fueledbyrice 18-21, M Mar 25, 2012

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    The Big One.

    The best thing about the age i am about to become is i feel more relaxed and confident and so alive and intouch with myself . I would never have believe life get better as you progress. I had some challenging and fabulous times ,but as i reach forty i feel better equipped to cope...
    Hunbunnybabe Hunbunnybabe 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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    Turning 40 In December

    I am going to turn 40 years old on December 12th. I am depressed just to think about it. I look at my life and wonder what I have accomplished out of it. I do have 2 beautiful children but other than that there is nothing. Does anyone else feel this way?
    elizabeth1969 elizabeth1969 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    I'm Right Where I Want To Be.

    I turned 40 this year. I've not aged well. I have problems with my heart and circulatory system (and consequently kidneys, liver and pretty much everything else) that are usually associated with much older people. That said: I like 40 much more than I liked being 30 or 20 or...
    mistercrayon mistercrayon 36-40 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    **** this ****, I've never ever felt this way before, but damn, this feeling is so strong... I look around and see parents with their children and feel so jealous and upset...
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    Prayers for the Supreme Court Case on Redefinition of Marriage I believe, according to the Supreme Court website, that the oral arguments on whether the Court will ban states from...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 1 Response 52 mins ago