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Do You Have An Age You Turned Which Made You Sad?

They say "Age Is Nothing But A Number" well I think its a matter of perspective.

From the age of 18 to my late 20's I mainatined a youth appearance and constantly got ID'ed if I bought alcohol, cigarettes or entered a night club.

When I turned 30, it was very emotional because the baby face was gone, I was starting to get a little gray in my hair. I also noticed I wasnt getting ID'ed anymore.

Please tell me if there was an age you turned that was hard or emotional for you.

twshield 8 Mar 14

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6

I hated turning 6.

LOLOLOL You're so awesome! LOLOLOLOL

@KKGator It's true, though!
I was devastated.

@Donotbelieve I believe you. I'm also glad you got over it!

@KKGator 10 was also difficult.
Ha!

5

Oddly enough, when I turned 25, I had a REALLY hard time with it.
Since then, not even a blip. I'm closer to 60 than 50, and I really don't care.
Every year that I'm still here, forcing everyone to deal with me, is a freakin' win!!!!
πŸ˜€

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I'm not thrilled with the one coming up next month.

2

When I turned 40 I remember waking up in a shock from a nap because I didnt have much time left

planned your funeral huh

3

For me it was 30... I thought I was no longer young and it was only downhill toward the grave from there... But that was society's opinion of that age. I've matured over the last three decades and no longer pay attention to the numbers, and perhaps I don't always act my age when unsupervised. I'm 61 now, and aside from a few wrinkles and less energetic dancing, I'm happier and calmer than I've ever been!

2

I think I was 28. My husband and I waited 7 years to get pregnant and I felt my life would never be the same. Preminition of going into labor at 6 months? Having special needs child? Who knew?

that is scary

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  1. I'd just moved in with my parents after filing for divorce. I had no money and a son turning 6 the next day. That was a lousy year.
2

Not so much sad as a bit more crocked. It seems to be every "9" birthday. 29 my shoulders went. 39 I aquired a permanent back injury. 49 I got diagnosed with arthritis in my fingers. This may be confirmation bias.

2

Actually No, Some milestones made me Happy, 16, 18, 19 (Canada & Grandfathered into Idaho's Drinking Age), 21, 25 (Save on Car Insurance). 30, 40 & 50 were Ho Hum, neither happy nor Sad

1

Not an age per se but when I knew I was done having babies, I felt "old". Not that I want more, it just felt like a milestone in my life.

4

Nope! My twenties were full of so much BS (my own included) that I greatly looked forward to my thirties. A few hiccups and losses aside, it's been a great decade so far.

1

But, but . . .that's the answer, isn't it?

@Gwendolyn2018 no, that was my first birthday after my son’s death, every birthday since has felt like reality just taking me farther from him :/

@NothinnXpreVails Ah, pardon my blithe reply. I thought that you were being facetious.?

@Gwendolyn2018 no worries, the reference doesn’t escape me

3

Somewhere between 47 and 50 I started to become invisable. Old men get respect, old women get ignored

Right there with ya, sister!!

Ha! I am 65 and I assure you, I am not ignored. Sometimes, I wish that I were.

1

I cried when I turned 38. That meant my oldest son was about to turn 18 and become an adult.

I used to cry on every birthday from 1993 until about 2000. My youngest died of SIDS the day after my birthday; but as the time passes by it's less painful. I still don't like or celebrate my birthday though.

1

I just turned 30. I feel old.

1

It was all down hill at 30 for me, with only an occasional up swing. I've got 50 in my sights (Holy Crap!!!) but I usually feel like I should still be in my 30s.
I guess I'm a grown-up but most days I really have no idea what I'm doing. ?

1

I think when I turned 40. The grey hairs really started kicking in then..

balou Level 8 Mar 14, 2018
5

I'll be a little sad when I hit age "dead".

Don't worry about it; death is just a number. πŸ˜‰

3

I threw up in front of everyone at six.

That was bad.

1

I'm turning 30, and I'm wondering if I should feel bad about it or not.

Why would you?

@Gwendolyn2018 Because there are certain things you can do better at 20 than you can at 30. It goes both ways, but I can no longer be twenty and regret that I'm not 30. Plus I missed out on a lot in my 20s.

@Honestape At my great age, I have learned there is no benefit or gain from mourning or missing what has passed. There are many more things I can do well at 65 than I could at 20 or 30. There some I do not as well, but the trade off is fine. However, I am in good health and many, even younger, are not.

You should not.

4

I was 3 years old when existential dread kicked in. It was all downhill from there.

Did you grow the beard at 3? For some reason I associate existential dread with beards......

@Blindbird I had to go with a faux beard for the first several years, unfortunately. 😟

@resserts gets the job done!

1

Believe it or not, 12. 12 was it for me.

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I'm 81. Reaching a particular age ever made me sad. Still, getting old is a process of having to give up things that give up things which were central to your life -- sports, driving, recreational walking, reading, and more. We just have to learn to adapt and to make our goals more immediate ones, easier to fulfill.

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50 - no doubt about it 50. Too old to get a new job at the pay you are getting if laid off or quit - you realize you have to ride that horse until either the horse or you drop dead. Stuck like a butterfly on a pinning board. As well, at about 50 - the body begins its slow decline - that which was phsically easy at age 40 -- not so easy -- and it only gets harder.

On the other hand -- all of the above is beatable -- you might just get to 60 and have a real retirement - then you can take your time and start a 2nd life -- modern medicine is a godsend to growing old (think Viagra). You'll never be 28 again, but you won't be a washed up shell of yourself!

lol thanks!

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I turn 21 in a few months, so I’ll finally be an β€œadult.” Yay?

congrats! Randy

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