I Want to Enjoy the 2nd Half of My Life

It's "half time", and time for a new "game plan"! 595 People

    First steps to my new life.

    🍸🍸🍸Yeeeeey me
    Pinkprosecco Pinkprosecco
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    And I Hope It'll Start In A Few Months

    I look at turning 21 as more than drinking (which i don't do), i look at it as my 2nd life..thought my life would really start. As a child,teen i was extremely smothered by my mom and sadly still am. she's...something else. But, my goal is to lose weight to feel better in my own...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    Jul 1, 2010

    Life Anew

    at the ripe old age of fifty I have found myself all alone.. Alone with my thoughts in the middle of the day.. Alone with my tears as the evening fades away. over half of my life gone, gone like the soft breeze. Only a memory gently tucked away. A memory to recall on another...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    Aug 20, 2013

    I'm unhappy in my present "relationship".

    It's just too unpredictable. Are we on or off is always the question. I refuse to settle for this bs. On to the next one.....
    Lasybug24 Lasybug24
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    This Group Title Is So Me Right Now!

      Wow!  All I can think of right now to say is I'm glad I came across this group! This is exactly how I feel right now. I'm 49......going on 16......going on 90......I don't want to get into a darn biography here - I'm apt to go on and on and on when typing, though not...
    LeonaLeigh LeonaLeigh
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2008

    Not So Fabulous At 50

    As my milestone birthday just a few days ago passed it has made me stop and think. But as I now have to tell my age I just tend to laugh and say , why I am 50!!!!! Yes, i am quite pleased to have made it to my age, I feel a little of that don't mess with me coming back..hehehe...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2012

    Not That Easy

    I try to get out more and  I hoped joining EP would be fun but I can't think of anything interesting to talk about.I'm trying to laugh a lot more and worry less.
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Feb 17, 2008


    i was on the sideline of life before. Now doing things. And i have an impression i have talents. I 'm going to explore them all and have fun.
    Gude Gude
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2011

    Life Is Not Half Over...

    By "second half" I don't mean that my life is half over, but I'm setting a new course and starting over, just me and my boys.
    lrob lrob
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2010

    Ok I'm almost at 50 it's time to dump this

    poisonous man and find someone to make me smile again
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2014

    I Want To Start Living Your Dreams Today

    We have enrolled over 13,000 new entrepreneurs in as little as 9 weeks. While, over half have had absolutely no experience and the everyday average person has finally been given the chance to LAUNCH their own career or simply put their own business on the front page of Google...
    RussCampbell RussCampbell
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2012

    After "surviving" comes living.

    Time to set my sights on new goals New challenges Time to let go of people And things that are counterproductive Let's Go!!
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    Yes, I Am

    I'm older now and I think a lot smarter.  I'm looking forward to finding out who I am.  I can't wait to try all the things I was afraid to when I was younger. I'm smart enough and lucky enough to realize that it's time to close the first chapter of my life. I'm going...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Feb 12, 2008

    If I look behind, I see

    that in the first half of my life I wondered too much about where it would take me. At this point, realising that I am not where I expected to be, not being able to decide if I am better or worse, and not even caring, I will set a big "DESTINATION UNKNOWN" sign in front of my...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    46-50, M
    Feb 12, 2016


    the second or the third life starts is all relative.  I like to think it is at 44.
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins
    41-45, M
    Feb 21, 2008

    2nd Half

    boy I sure do want to do this and to do it I must stay busy with my friends on here. Come and chat any time Im always here. sharon
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4
    70+, F
    Jun 27, 2008

    I Look Forward to the Journey Before Me....

    I truly do! I have taken the last 2 1/2 years to review a lot about myself. The things that drive me, make me wonder, make me cry and make me smile. I can say that for me and the life I was given both good and bad, my choices have taken from hell and back. There has been a...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2009

    Within two years of graduating from high school

    back in the early 80's, I married and had three children. A few years after that marriage ended, I remarried and was in a miserable, sexless marriage for over 15 years. During all of this time, I sacrificed all of my time and energy into providing for and raising my children...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    Rollercaoster Ride

    I have had a rollercoaster ride the first half of my life and I want to slow that down a bit and get back to enjoying my life.  The first half seemed to be blessed with good friends, good times and lots of love. The first dip came at 15 when I lost my dad and left me...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Mar 22, 2008

    Starting over at 51. Last weekend was my

    birthday and I spent it alone. I wasn't feeling appreciated or loved by husband so we split 2 months ago. Now I'm starting over by myself. Feeling optimistic that I'll find a place to live by myself. I've already done a few things for myself that I couldn't do while with him...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 16, 2014

    Rather, I see it as we all have 2 lives - one

    that which we learn, and one which we live. And as the saying goes, life's too short, so if we make the same mistake more than once, we definitely will live less.
    koh72 koh72
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    Breaking Free

    With my 46th birthday coming up, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on my life.  The running theme throughout my life has been to "do what's right."  Not necessarily what is right for me, but what others expected of me.  I went to a college my parents...
    goldilks goldilks
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    Well It's Started and There Is No Turning Back.

    Well the second half of my life has started.  I filed for divorce and moved out.  It may get ugly, my wife's expectation are that her life is not going to change and I am sorry to say that it will.  She is using the kids against me, I expected that, so I move...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    I Just Want To Enjoy ...

    Life Love Music Being feminine A man's company Being pretty Meaningful relationships Being thoughtful EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!    
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2010

    When Does It Start? Where Is Half Way?

    I know I want to enjoy the second half of my life, but when does it start?  Where is half way?  Will I see a line on the road and a flashing sign saying, "Your half way there, please enjoy the rest of your Trip'.  Oh if it was that easy.  I have a feeling...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    Kids Are Grown and Husband Is Deceased What Now?

    I have been living alone and sometime lonely for the last 3 years.  i do not feel appealing to the opposit sex.  i am over weight and I am too lazy to start on a weight program.  what will i do?
    mateensqueen mateensqueen
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2008

    I Guess There Is No Way Back...

    It's the way easier to share my story with people who don't know me, cause I never attempted to tell it even to my closest friends. Writing this now feels like a relief. ... I met my true first Love when I was a cheerful and happy 20 year old girl, Dave was 23. We started to...
    EvelineJoy EvelineJoy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2012

    53 years old, good job,

    married. However for some reason I want to quit my job move back to the state my family is in and just enjoy life again. I feel like I'm just going thru the motions now. I've told my husband and he shakes it off as tho I'm just talking to talk. I do my best to keep positive...
    Lavidaloka Lavidaloka
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    It Has to

    I want better, it has to be right? This can't be all she wrote? I already have a positive addition to my world and now to keep from sabotaging any other parts the way as I always seem to. I want this to work and be the fairytale I never thought possible. He's the man of my...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 4, 2008

    She sits silently listening to the myriad of

    excuses why he missed her birthday why he forgot valentine's why he didn't call not a word of protest when he tells her his plans have changed she accepts it because she fears being alone so she settles for what he will give her one day.... the pain numbs her it used to sear...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2016

    I Want to Know Where You Want to Retire, and What You'd Like to Be Doing...

    Just curious, guys, that's all...  Personally, I can't ever really see us leaving New England, although, I do hope to travel more.  When we get closer to retirement age, I would like to sell our house, and move closer to the ocean - maybe a little condo up at...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    Breaking Free

    With my 46th birthday coming up, I have been doing a lot of reflecting on my life.  The running theme throughout my life has been to "do what's right."  Not necessarily what is right for me, but what others expected of me.  I went to a college my parents...
    goldilks goldilks
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Sep 25, 2009


    As I will be turning 50 later this year, it seems appropriate to post my story here. 50 is the new 30 except really, it's sooooo much better than being 30. Well, at least for me it is. I like to think of it as going backwards in time with lots & lots of extra benefits. Yeah, I...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2010

    Ready For Act II !

         My childhood, and adolescence were so traumatic, that I spent most of my 20's and 30's, just trying to deal with everything that had happened to me.  I want the second half of my life to be for me, ( and us ).   I am just curious to know...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Nov 12, 2007
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