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Joined: 6/21/2006
Msg: 76
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I consider you normal but I am in the abnormal in that I don't drink like a fish or smoke like a chimney. I think those that are still drinking and partying like that are still fighting the growing up stage and hanging onto youth for as long as it will let them hang on.

My mind feels like it is still in my 20's unfortuneatly my body doesn't want to cooperate!
Joined: 6/27/2006
Msg: 77
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/28/2006 8:45:42 AM
I'm turning 44 in August and my life is better now than it's ever been! The kids are grown and on their own, my career is hitting a major hotspot, my money is my own and I can actually spend it on me.....besides, if your under 40 there wouldn't be much challenge in sleeping with a 25 year old!
Joined: 7/12/2006
Msg: 78
life begins at forty
Posted: 9/25/2006 6:53:43 AM
"Yes indeed.

Right now I wanna 'feel' some gorgeous younger man.

Any volunteers? LOL.

I'm not sure that life begins at forty. Certainly I am more self-aware and miles sassier than when I was young but that same self-awareness continually reminds me that I am getting older...

You can't win!

Pauline X "

LOL I go to reply to this person and to write I have to be 42 or younger and I'm already 3 years younger than her :-) Hey Pauline your a dead ringer for Sarah Brightman but your self confidence is a real turn off! Good luck with the forties, thinking of changing my profile to 25 see what happens LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Joined: 8/26/2006
Msg: 79
life begins at forty
Posted: 9/25/2006 3:12:09 PM
Life for me truly began at 40. I left my ex (was married for 19 years) when I was 39.. by the time I got myself back in check, 40 came, and it's been a blast! Kids are grown, great friends, and fortunate enough to still have the energy and health to enjoy everything life has to offer
Joined: 8/27/2006
Msg: 80
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life begins at forty
Posted: 10/1/2006 6:29:52 PM
The following sounds obvious:

I'm 35 and i've realised that i'm not immortal!!

Its a bit of a shock... i think i'm in mourning for my youth.

hopefully 40 will be some form of second youth as being 35 seems to be a bit of a no

mans land.

On the upside i have a hell of a lot more confidence then i had in my twenties

i think a little bit of stoisiscm has replaced outright bravado.
Joined: 8/3/2006
Msg: 81
life begins at forty
Posted: 10/1/2006 7:05:09 PM
cool that means next year im gonna have fun lol........alot to look forward too lol
Joined: 10/21/2006
Msg: 82
life begins at forty
Posted: 10/30/2006 3:05:54 PM
I must agree life does begin at 40,we are more settled in our ways ,we are all grown up now and we will face many trials and tribulations whether it be a death or a new birth of a grandchild whatever the issue is we must be on our toes and be stronger and learn to deal with these thing we only thought moms and dads went through,and if they can do it then we can too
Joined: 9/16/2006
Msg: 83
life begins at forty
Posted: 10/31/2006 2:59:49 PM
are you joking?
my life has never been better than now ...iam 40
plenty of great female friends
male buddies...hobbies...wisdom...and laughs
Joined: 7/29/2006
Msg: 84
life begins at forty
Posted: 11/1/2006 4:48:36 PM
Still waiting to have fun... divorce went through, in February, all the kids with me (4) so maybe in a year or two.....oh well...
 New Life Ahead
Joined: 7/31/2006
Msg: 85
life begins at forty
Posted: 11/1/2006 4:56:54 PM
I just turned 39 at the beginning of October, and all of the changes that have happened in my life in the past month have been INCREDIBLE!!

I have a whole schwack of goals to reach by the time I turn 40. And if I meet them all? I'm thinking.......birthday celebration on a beautiful white sandy beach somewhere with a frothy umbrella drink in hand....

What an incentive.
Joined: 8/6/2005
Msg: 86
life begins at forty
Posted: 11/1/2006 8:14:44 PM
I just turned 42 yesterday, and I feel twice as good as I did when 21!

(Of course, back then I was smoking like a chimney and performing all sorts of....ahem....chemical experiments...)

but it's been 18 years since the chemicals and six years since the nicotine, and other than gaining 30 pounds since quitting smoking...

....I've run over four hundred miles this year, and would have done a lot more if it weren't for a broken tarsal bone in one foot and a torn plantar fascia in the other....

....I've bagged six mountain peaks, and have three more in planning next year, with Mt Rainier planned for 2008....

I figure if I plan wll enough, I can continure improving physically for the nest fifteen years, stay steady for fifteen years after that, have acceptable slight declines for another ten years, and then still impress the youngsters by making it slowly up a mountain when I'm in my 80s!

That's the plan.
Joined: 4/22/2006
Msg: 87
life begins at forty
Posted: 11/1/2006 9:08:30 PM
well then.. let the party begin.. i`ll be 40 in feb.. : \
Joined: 7/29/2005
Msg: 88
life begins at forty
Posted: 11/2/2006 12:07:25 AM
desertsun,,,,love love loveddddddd your post and wow it IS right on! Im gonna copy'n paste that and pass it on to all my gf's!

Btw,,,,ill be 41 this month and i feel greaaaaaaaat. Still single mind you, haha,,but i feel pretty damned good.
Joined: 3/28/2006
Msg: 89
life begins at forty
Posted: 11/2/2006 1:15:22 AM
LOL - beginning at forty and ending at 41-42 ????? Love your sense of humour !!!
Joined: 9/1/2006
Msg: 90
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life begins at forty
Posted: 11/5/2006 11:26:33 PM
Sorry to rain on the parade, Life begins at 50 now,
Joined: 11/7/2006
Msg: 91
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Posted: 12/20/2006 7:14:27 AM
You know what i cannot agree more on the age factor . And you are right, there is no difference except in the wisdom we acquire form experience> Should not that be an added asset to dating wisely . I think yes
I am glad to find someone who share my views. Actually at my age i still dress the same way as the days when i was 20's and easily blend within the crowd of 25 to 35 easily with no complexe. You have a merry christams and keep that spirit
Joined: 7/7/2005
Msg: 92
life begins at forty
Posted: 12/20/2006 7:33:22 AM
Turned 40 in being where I release on life at 40
 hazy vistas
Joined: 12/10/2006
Msg: 93
life begins at forty
Posted: 12/20/2006 9:08:00 AM
Life begins to end at 40. 40 is when you reach the top of the hill and from then on you are over the hill, heading down towards the valley of the big dirt nap. The physical begins to fall away leaving you stranded in a spiritual world that will only get better and better until it must end when the body eventually fails. So in a way life gets better but you have to make peace with the destination. This prompts people to do one of two things. They either come to appreciate life a lot more, ignore the small annoyances, focus on what really matters, and soar aloft in the skies of spiritual freedom. Or, it cowers them into the basement of despair where they feebly stave off the claims age makes upon their form, and feel bereft and lost and helpless, alone, bitter and doomed.
Joined: 11/3/2006
Msg: 94
life begins at forty
Posted: 12/20/2006 1:25:29 PM
There are some benefits to being 40:
Women of the same age tend to be less judgmental.
My bad reputation has now been firmly established and I no longer have to worry about what people might think.
My family has accepted my bachelor status.
I don’t have to share my place with roommates.
I don’t have to bring my ID into the bar - I just smile.
I have some great stories and a lot of happy memories.
Joined: 11/29/2006
Msg: 95
life begins at forty
Posted: 12/20/2006 8:49:09 PM
Loving it!!!!!
Life is what you make it.
If you believe it will begin at 40, it will.
 the spilly
Joined: 12/8/2005
Msg: 96
life begins at forty
Posted: 12/20/2006 9:37:53 PM
so far so good ...
Joined: 11/7/2006
Msg: 97
life begins at forty
Posted: 12/21/2006 5:14:14 PM
so far 40 has been pretty good was 40 in may and i feel the same the only age that bothered me was 29 think that was more the fact i had a young family two kids the dog the car. family man. dont get me wrong loved being a family and my kids. im a lot more settled at 40 happy with my lot. merry xmas all
Joined: 11/7/2006
Msg: 98
life begins at forty
Posted: 12/21/2006 5:44:35 PM
Op~being in your 40s is not bad at all is what you make it..theres lots of things I can do now that I couldnt in my 20s and 30s because I was busy raising my just need a different outlook is all
Joined: 9/4/2005
Msg: 99
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Posted: 12/21/2006 6:22:55 PM
40 is sporty! So far I am in good spirits after turning 40.

If you are depressed about being 40, it's a great excuse to buy yourself a shiny new red Corvette
Joined: 9/17/2005
Msg: 100
life begins at forty
Posted: 2/17/2007 6:22:47 AM

I can't wait eight years for life to begin.
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