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Don't Feel My Age

When I was 21 my mother told me she was in her 50s before she stopped thinking of herself as a girl.

I don't feel my age, and I don't look it most days either (this is a chronic problem, although less of a problem per se the older I get). I started having a problem with feeling my age around the mid-20s, and I felt 24ish for a long time, then 28ish, then I was stuck on 29 for a few years. It's only very recently that I've managed to persuade myself that it's okay to feel 30something, but can't seem to get past 32/33.

I don't know how old I'll have to be before I finally feel "mature" enough to say woman and not girl.
fatcow fatcow 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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I am 50 and some days my body aches but in my head I am still that young girl with the same thoughts xx

Hee :)

Mentally, I feel young. Physically, I feel beat to a pulp most days. My mom says she still thinks of herself as a 17 year old - and she's almost 70.