At what age does one get "old"....LOL
Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:34 AM
OK, so I am going to be (cough......choke) 40 in just less than a week. I am really not "liking" it. I can't say I feel really old but, I am not happy with being 40.
I look at my station in life and how I feel and I get very depressed. My body has decided it hates me and is falling apart...both wrists, my hip, my upper GI tract, my back and my vision are all giving me issues right now. I don't "have" anything, I rent, the bank owns my car, I have NO money in the bank, no retirement. I can't even help my ODS out with gas money to get to his new job I'm so broke myself. (Heck I'm praying I have enough gas to get to work and home myself today!).
I'm just getting really depressed. I think I should go get another job but then I know I'd miss time with T. I know I'm making choices that keep me where I am financially. I try to tell myself I'm happier because I can see T more. I tell myself I can work more when he's a bit older. But Heck...*I'M* older now! How the heck am I going to work "that" hard in another 10yrs. I'll be 50 and my body will be totaled.
I just don't know. I am really just wondering how others felt turning 40 or so. I just feel so "old" right now. I don't even want to get out of bed and face the day most days.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:48 AM
I have days when i feel 30, 40, 50. I would consider those my "good days". Hang in there
Lots of good days are still there for you.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:13 AM
But I think it is all a mental game. 40 is just a number
I feel your struggle everyday-- wanting to have more time with the kids, but needing to work to make ends meet. It really sucks and is not how it is supposed to be. It is unfortunate that we don't have more supports in place from the gov'n and employers. It makes me so angry because there is nothing I can do about it. But, at the end of the day, my most important job is raising my children- everything else is just a job
Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:42 PM
My grandpa who is 79 had a bumper sticker that said ' I'm not old, I'm a recycled teenager' lol
Your always as old as you feel and Me at 27 my god, do i sometimes feel it, but usually with stress and exhaustion
Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:44 PM
Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:52 PM
Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:53 PM
She is 93 y/y and loves the internet, google, going out to lunch at least 3 times a week with my Aunt, she still has a drivers license and has been through a road test to make sure she was safe (and everyone else is). I figure if she doesn't complain, than why should I at 45. But I agree, there are some mornings my joints are making more snap, crackle, and pop than the cereal ! ! !
Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:14 AM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:30 AM
i have arthritis in my back hip hand and foot and some days it does take everything for me just to get out of bed
i remember being a kid and thinking omg 40 is so old but now i dont even think 60 is old lol
i think its how you feel and how you act like when i am hurting if i did stay in bed all day like i wanted i feel that would make me old
Posted 15 July 2011 - 06:31 AM
I've never before thought "geez I'm getting old" near my BD. I have always maintained I am 29 and holding LOL. I guess with everything else right now I'm just feeling it this year. I still cannot believe I am "middle age". Like Vals said, sometimes your body reminds you that you are not as spry as you used to be. My body has been telling me lately that it is nearing it's expiration date. I don't think I have 1 body system that is not having issues right now LOL.
That and my mom poked fun at me about being a gma! (Gee, thanks mom) I got her back though...reminded her she is a Great-gma now, and soon HER mom will meat her great-great-grandchild! LOL.
Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:01 AM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 08:18 AM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:08 AM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:27 AM
I like the quote, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
cheers to that!
Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:14 PM
Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:55 PM
I was wondering about that myself.....when do I stop covering up the greys and accept the fact that I am old?
NEVER GO GREY!!
LOL...but, thankfully I don't have to worry about that for a little while yet. My mom didn't go grey until after her chemo. When her hair grew back she has a few grey streaks. My dad is still mostly dark hair. My family seems to hold their dark hair colour well.
Posted 15 July 2011 - 05:01 PM
oh and for teh record that never happened YET
Posted 18 July 2011 - 04:45 PM