I Am Young But I Feel Old

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    I'm18 and I feel old.

    Kind of like a wise older person... Except I'm not wise.
    amberlxl amberlxl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    I'm always feel tired

    and bored and when my friends go out in prefer stay in home.... I feel my very old
    samjhonn samjhonn
    1 Response Mar 25, 2015

    Lol my back hurts for some reason.

    .. Maybe it's time to pull out the walker
    ChrisBynum ChrisBynum
    18-21, M
    Jun 10, 2014

    Here's a quote I like related to my previous

    story in this group, "why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream Mother-Goose-world, Alice-in-Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life?" - Sylvia...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2015
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    22-25, F
    Mar 16, 2016

    Feeling Like 70 At 16

      I have always felt that I was much older then my physical body. Perhaps it was because I have experienced things the "average" or "ideal" person does not experience at my age? Like the divorce of my parents and death of my grandparents. When I am with...
    Lars147 Lars147
    1 Response Jun 3, 2009

    People make youth seem like an unforgettable

    experience. Like something you should not miss out and treasure. Truth is youth is the most stressful time, you've got the world on your shoulders but everyone expects you to keep moving. People associate youth with happiness and beauty. Why? Isn't aging beautiful? To me youth...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    My body has been through a lot.

    Fibromyalgia and CFS wear me down and the cancer blocking medicine attacks bones and joints. Sometimes everything hurts. I pop and crack, I get all cramped up, I even found a few gray hairs uggh lol but I'm grateful to be here for my girls :-)
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes
    36-40, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    Not really "old" per se

    but I feel way more mature than my peers. I feel like I'm ten years older than the people I grew up with.
    Anonymoussouthernbabe Anonymoussouthernbabe
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    I'm 21 (22 in January),

    and I feel like 60. I am always tired, wanting a nap, but there is too much stuff to do.
    Profweird Profweird
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    I'm only 17 but I feel like I'm in my 40's.

    It's just been so much stress throughout my life. I'm only a junior in high school and my hair is already coming in grey. I hate having my hair dyed, but I have to unless I want grey hair. Ugh :/
    classAteam classAteam
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2015

    The View From My Rocking Chair

    I suppose young and old are relative terms...If you ask my seven year old, he'll tell you that seventeen is "old". "Really old" might be 25 for him. Someone who is 100 would probably call 70 young. As for me? I'm not sure. I know that if I look at myself from five years ago, when...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Jan 19, 2012


    I am 21 feel and act as if I were 60 years old. I walk with a limp my knees are weak, im tired and in bed at 9pm wake up at 3am or earlier all my friends are 50 years old or older. I don't party quit drinking
    sbfd1950 sbfd1950
    Sep 15, 2012

    Mentally of course. All my friends like to party

    and stuff, I'm just home reading and being single :)
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    I know I am young but everyone I grew up with

    are having babies... Making a family. And I'm just on the side.. Yeah i still go school. Or college whatever. It's still school. While they worry about getting jobs, buying houses, cars, getting married, daycare, doing everything a parent does. Man. I feel so old.
    SarahTeddy SarahTeddy
    22-25, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    Me Too :(

    I'm going to be 18 in 2 months and I already feel like my life's halfway over. Time passes by much faster than you ever thought it would. I always thought that I would have everything about being an adult figured out by my 18th birthday, but now it's only 2 months away...
    Smrtypntz92 Smrtypntz92
    1 Response Apr 24, 2010

    I wanna be done with my teenage years.

    I'm 17 but sometimes I can't help feeling 80. I'm very much into mysteries of life rather than mundane things. I wanna explore the other side. Reality just bores me to death.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 26, 2015

    I feel old because my dad is a judge.

    Sometimes he comes home and asks for advice for a case and I put in my two cents. I feel like my opinion matters sometimes. My mom comes home from a long day or night at work, (she's a cop), and talks about speeding, high speed chases and DUIs. We communicate really well and I...
    MoriaLove2Give MoriaLove2Give
    18-21, F
    Apr 22, 2015

    Feeling Old

    Gosh, I don't even know where to start. I guess I've felt old for a really long time. Not just physically old, mind you, but mentally old. I've been like that for a while, I suppose. I'm only 18, but I just feel like I've aged a lot without really maturing. It's like my body and...
    Taryd Taryd
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2010

    So. Im going to be 28.

    .. No kids, not married, and thinking about ending my current 2 year relationship. Am i too old to start over? I'm scared i am. I just want to be happy, but I feel like time is running out to date again and get married and start a family. I need thoughts and advice please...
    jesslynn4686 jesslynn4686
    31-35, F
    Feb 13, 2014

    22 Going On 50

    I am 22 but feel incredibly too old. I don't know if its my personality or that I am just so impatient with life. I am 22 have moved out and successfully supporting myself fully. I feel that for my age I am extremely focused on managing my career and in fact already lots of work...
    seesaws seesaws
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2010

    Everything makes you stronger,

    either in the blink of an eye or eventual.
    Kkgunny Kkgunny
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2015


    Sometimes I feel very worn down by the world. Like i've experienced pain too deep for my age. I mean, I'm a teenager. I'm supposed to be swooning over boyfriends, and buying makeup, having sex, drinking, being rebellious. All that crap. Like all those shows on tv, I'm supposed to...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2011

    Totally Feel This

    I am really young 18 in fact , but done everything early in life . CLUBBING WHEN I WAS 15 WAS ON THE CLUBBING SCENE WHEN I WAS 16 . no1 even cared , i was part of the gang . Im more grown up now , i hate clubbing well in this weather its awful . I go like once a month . IM...
    lucylost lucylost
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2010

    been sexually abused twice.

    ..feel like I've seen too much
    zydeko zydeko
    Mar 5, 2015

    I feel like my face looks sooo old.

    .. Arrggg it disgusting
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2014


    I'm eighteen years old, I turn nineteen in eight days. I've seen six thousand nine hundred and twenty seven sunsets. I've felt winter's lonely chill eighteen times, and summer's merciless heat upon my skin nineteen times. I try to tell myself that age only consists of...
    FollowThatSound FollowThatSound
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 7, 2009

    I turned 31 today, and everyone called me old

    lady, even my grandpa, and I am a third of his age. So yeah, I am feeling a bit old now :P
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    I know I'm young and supposed to be out partying

    and flirting and dating and what have you but nights in with a book and some tea are just superior. I like my old person lifestyle
    lillolipop lillolipop
    18-21, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    I have had so many things happen in the last

    two years of my life I feel I have crows feet at the side of my eyes. I wake with my back in pain every single morning like I have a weight that gets heavier every day. It sucks... I have loved an lost, i have done drugs and am doing my best do get over them, I have miscarried...
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 14, 2014

    You know what's sad on staying too long in a

    place, you start feeling old, feeling everyday more useless, annoyed by something, seeing people coming and going going, it's just sad as hell you know, taking breaks, going different places is good sometimes..... Here in EP I feel like every person I've met just come and go...
    Melotellixx Melotellixx
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    My Friends Are Such Kids.

    Im 23, and i have 23 year old friends, but most of the time they seem so young. I look at them, how they act, what they talk about, what their problems are, their attitudes, and they are just so young, i can barely even remember feeling like they do.Inside me, is pain and hard...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith
    26-30, M
    Feb 28, 2013
    alashfaaq alashfaaq
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    I feel ancient tonight.

    Trying to keep your composure really takes it's toll on a crazy bltch like me. I had a friend give me some samples of a makeup I don't normally use and ended up slapping it on before running out the door. When I caught a glimpse of myself in the rearview mirror I suddenly...
    MommaBella MommaBella
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2014

    no news is a good news

    because some news is a bad news
    samatar samatar
    Apr 6, 2015

    Yes I feel like I've been here too long this

    generation couldn't get worse ....12 year olds prego when I was 12 I was trying to know how I was going to get through the mile
    uglygirl76 uglygirl76
    16-17, F
    Jun 20, 2015

    I just want high school to be over with.

    I feel like I should be in college getting my masters right now and staring my life, but no, I still have another year of high school.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 25, 2015

    Twenty is when my mother got pregnant

    and gave birth me. Twenty two is when I started hating my workplace and started to care about politics. Twenty is when...
    Provinceana Provinceana
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    I've been training in gymnastic aerobics all my

    life and my trainer made me a trainer. At that moment, it was much pressure. Big time. But as time passed, i got used to the pressure and i became a preety good trainer. The thing is that i didnt want to be a trainer. yeah, it was fun, but i quit it. I started being really bored...
    TheGloriousFem TheGloriousFem
    18-21, F
    Mar 2, 2014

    I don't wanna grow up.

    I don't wanna face the world. I want to make out with someone I adore, but at the same time, I think I'd be pretty bad at kissing. I still think that boys are dumb. I want to keep amazing my peers with my grades, but I don't want anything big to be expected of me, because I'm...
    EdgyEdge EdgyEdge
    13-15, F
    Oct 24, 2015

    I find it rather odd

    that there is 13 to 15 year olds on here...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2015

    I'm 21 years old but I feel like a senior who's

    life is pretty much over. I'm a loner although I attempt to make friends. If I'm not rejected, I'm not remembered. I'm 5'3 on a good day, I'm in college, never had a girlfriend, but I'm a very interesting person. I'm not weird, a creep, etc. I feel dead at times because the...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    May 2, 2015
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