Do you ever dread growing old?

  • 2951 days ago

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    I'm nearing the age of 30... and I'm already beginning to dread being old.. I get nostalgia often, and so wish I could turn the clock back to be a high schooler or even college student again... It just seems like when you're in college, or in your early 20's you got an excuse for not achieving your goals yet... you can say you're still learning, or paying your dues, or haven't figured it out yet.

    How about you ladies? Do you dread growing old? or do you just not think about it???

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  • 2948 days ago

    Heh. I made some really bad choices in my younger years, ended up with two men that beat me....I don't regret the lessons I learned, but I'm happy to be where I am now, with a husband that is a kind, gentle guy and loves me like crazy, a job I really enjoy, and stuff like that. I wouldn't turn back the clock! I wouldn't mind a facelift though, lol! I'd like to regain some of what I used to look like.

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  • 2932 days ago

    At age 43 there are things I wish I could retain from my youth (like my abs). But I love my life, love my children and my husband. Despite a lengthy list of mistakes along the way, all of those choices good and bad made me who I am today.

    Without regrets to tie me to the past, I look forward to what lies ahead for me. Part of my positive attitude is based on living a very healthy lifestyle. I just feel confident and good, it makes dealing with wrinkles a lot easier!

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  • 2931 days ago

    Kat
    I'll be 29 this May, and sometimes I wonder if I'll get time to do everything I want to do in this lifetime! I'm not really worried, though. I'm looking forward to being a retiree one day, and having time to devote to gardening and stitching, in fact.

    I'm not worried about my appearance much. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful husband who thinks I look fantastic even on my worst days!

    I heard this wonderful saying recently: You're only old when you stop learning.

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  • 2922 days ago

    I am 34 and recently I feel like I am looking older in the face. I want to age gracefully and accept the changes, but man is this hard.

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  • 2916 days ago

    Well, actually... no. I don't ever remember worrying about my age. Didn't see the point. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. Ok, maybe not the side affects (ahem). But It's cool.
    48. Messed up. But by the grace of Yahweh, still kickin'. :)

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  • 2914 days ago

    I have been thinking about this lately, and I am very afraid of getting older. I'm 41 and I feel like time is wooshing by faster and faster all the time. My little babies are teenagers now, I have arthritis, ugh. I am glad to be 41 in the mind, but the in the body, not so much. I'd like my younger body back, and not because I thought it was more attractive, just because I felt better.

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  • 2912 days ago

    I don't dread it, but I do wonder how my back and knees will hold up. I've injured both, and though I'm fortunately ok enough to remain active, they say injuries haunt you in time.

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  • 2911 days ago

    This guy looks a bit odd while doing his facial exercises, but he looks just incredible for his age. I do the mid-face and eye area exercises often, but not as often as he recommends.
    http://www.shapeyourface.com/

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  • 2911 days ago

    Omega 3 & tumeric supplements have helped my joints a lot. I used to do yoga ( P.T. said yoga now, or walk comfortably when you are 60, it's your choice), and notice I have retained some flexibility, but not all. That flexibility helps joints & balance.

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  • 2911 days ago

    It is a period of emotional transition. I felt that way for many years.

    Now I'm 46 & more in control of my life (more me, less kids :) ). That burden fades as you begin to be more forward looking, and it becomes a brand new period of self- growth.

    I don't want to rush time with my children along, because this is all I have with them. On the other hand, when they inevitably fly the coop, I know I will have a lot of opportunity for personal development.

    It'll be a nice buffer for the dreaded 'empty nest syndrome', I think.

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  • 2911 days ago

    Hi Guys

    A friend of mine passed away two weeks which is the reason why I got motivated to get healthy and fit and take control over the things I wanted.

    I think the thing I realized is that, its not about growing old, its about getting the best out of life. I would recommend some of you to start visioning what you are looking to achieve. I started a bucket list 3 years ago, its been an amazing experience http://www.yasminekhater.com/p/100-things-i-want-to-do-before-i-die.html, and now looking at tackling my future adventures.

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  • 2911 days ago

    (Is too busy playing silly video game and killing gobs to worry about age...)
    (until grandson arrives. XD )

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  • 2907 days ago

    I'm still young so I'm not a very good person to reply, but I think the best parts of still aging are the opportunities that keep opening their doors! Being young has benefits, but growing older does too.

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  • 2906 days ago

    I dreaded turning 30. Now I realize how very young 29 is .I miss the passion of youth but not the struggles (at all) .I'm 48: I'd much rather be 48 than 29 again. Some things get harder: just take care of your body with nutrition and fitness...totally worth it. Make good financial and relationship choices, and then almost everything else is easier. Plus, 48 is not so old to someone even 60. I really don't feel old.

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  • 2905 days ago

    (still praying about your friend's death. :) )

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  • 2904 days ago

    I'm turning 50 next Monday and I am not particularly happy about that because I am so happy with my life now that my kids are growing up and turning into wonderful people and I met and married a wonderful man after putting up with deadwood for so long. I do not want to think about my life ending. While I have accomplished alot I have a nagging feeling I have not accomplished enough. I do not feel 50 that is for sure, I think having my kids at 34 and 36 and then marrying a man 8 yrs younger than me has provided me with a fountain of youth lol!

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