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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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1

Not regrets, I have a back injury and it limits me. When I was younger was very physical. Had energy and stamina that was hard to match. At about 33 they discovered that have progressive disc disease. Slowed me down. Back then a 20 mile hike to bear rock was nothing.

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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!

6

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!!!!
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5

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. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

@resserts gets the job done!

5

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

Don't worry about it; death is just a number. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.

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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.
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I just turned 57. It has been really bothering me that Iโ€™m growing old alone. I have no idea how to date anymore. Even my best friend has a boyfriend now. They live in the same retirement community. I hate the way Iโ€™m feeling about myself these days. Maybe if I could figure out how to get rid of my resting bitch face life would be different.

you should try to be more social if you are not already. networking is the key. i hope you meet a great guy

3

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.

3

I threw up in front of everyone at six.

That was bad.

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.

3

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.

3

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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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

When I was coming up on my 30th bday I was worried about it but when it actually happened it didnโ€™t bother me. Iโ€™m 44 now and the last year Iโ€™ve noticed it feels like everyday thereโ€™s a new line on my face. The thing that really makes me feel old though is thinking about how much of my youngest daughterโ€™s (7) future Iโ€™ll miss.

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When I turned 28 I was sad because I genuinely thought I turned 28 the year before and had to figure out how old I was and that that might be the first sign I am getting old

nope you probably were like me and lied about your age so much, you got confused lol

if so, it was unintentional. I don't try to lie about my age.

2

Most of my 20's through early 30's were awful. I was clinically depressed with social anxiety for most of that time and have large gaps in my memory. So glad that's long past.

I am happy you are happier!

2

I remember my 1st bought of melancholia. It was a feeling that swept over me inexplicably out of the blue as I sat on a step outside the Lutheran daycare where my parents took me while they worked. I was 10.

I remember turning 21 and thinking 24 was old. ha...ha
So for me really more about physical "milestones", busting butt down stairs, the change. I never cared about being carded, always thought it weird. They'll card you up here when you're 80. It's so dumb.

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30 Major lelt down,lasted 7 years,
pity it took me 7 years to learn I was wasting my life worrying about being over 30.

2

When I was 20, I thought turning 30 would be hard for me: it wasn't. When I was 30, I thought that it would hit me hard like it hit my friend. It didn't. When I was 43, I started losing weight and by the time I was 45, had gone from 250 to 150. I left a 25 year marriage and moved halfway across the country. Still, I thought 50 would knock me down. It didn't. I was sure 60 would depress me--nope. I turned 65 last year and I am what I am. I think, in part, none of my milestones birthdays bothered me because I was a late bloomer. I didn't "lose my looks" but gained them. Now, I don't even think about 70 bothering me. We are all going to die someday and though I will be a year closer to that final step, so it goes.

Thats awesome! well said!

Yes...excellent

2

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.

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

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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

1

Not sad but strange. My Dad died at 50 and turning 50 and being older than my father was weird initially?

i bet it seemed a bit surreal

@twshield yes totally nuts! Iโ€™m 10 years older than him now but my mum was 89 so not totally off the wall. I canโ€™t imagine the weirdness of being older than both you parents!

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I didnโ€™t feel like an adult until I reach 28โ€“no clue why, since I had a 2 year old by then. After that, I Havent thought about my age much at all. Iโ€™m sad that arthritis is kicking into a few joints, but otherwise, Iโ€™m still kicking around and have no age-related complaints.

UUNJ Level 8 Nov 20, 2018
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Thirty was a toughie for me. Now that I will be 62 in two months, I look back at how upset I was over turning thirty, and I just laugh.

Deb57 Level 8 Nov 19, 2018

thirty was rough for me too...

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