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 Mountainlovin
Joined: 12/31/2010
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^^^Idon't plan to get a bike yet but my divorce will likely fall in those years. It's the age when the kids are reaching maturity and they no longer have to have mom and dad under the same roof. The kids head off to college or work and the parents split having indured a couple of decades of marriage. Probably the best time if a divorce must occur. You still have time to start over and if you stayed in shape are still attractive if you are lucky.
 Sexygurl1974
Joined: 3/31/2011
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/16/2011 1:35:17 PM
...a little over three years to go.

Please tell me I have something to look forward to
 greatnikoli67
Joined: 10/5/2010
Msg: 77
life begins at forty
Posted: 6/17/2011 3:55:16 PM
Age is really a state of mind. We attach numbers to represent the passing of time but I have met many 45 year olds who seem to have one foot in the grave and many 55 year olds who seen to act twenty-something. I believe age is what you keep in your heart and mind and nothing else.
 SassySiamese
Joined: 7/29/2005
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/17/2011 4:09:26 PM
I turned 40 two weeks ago. Honestly, nothing changed. The day was normal and nothing fell from the sky notifying me that I was entering a huge life change. It was rather boring.
 brightestblue
Joined: 8/28/2008
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/19/2011 5:02:43 PM
It's a great age! I was so stressed in my 20's and much of my 30's, so concerned with what others thought of me. At 42, I feel strong, experienced, and if someone doesn't like what I do, I don't give a flying f***.

I'm old enough to have learned a few things, and young enough to start anything I like!
 shakeitupbaby2012
Joined: 8/12/2010
Msg: 80
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Posted: 6/19/2011 5:56:15 PM
^^^^Hi Brightest! How are the Newlyweds doing?

Every age is what you make of it!
 brightestblue
Joined: 8/28/2008
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/21/2011 6:02:31 AM
*waves at Sowrite* Still trying to find time and place to get married! I've started to unofficially use his last name sometimes, just to create the illusion of progress.

From some of my older friends, I hear that the 50's are a great time, so I'm looking forward to that too.

I've also decided I'm not going to retire. I plan to love what I do so much that I won't want to quit. When I become too old to think, hopefully, I'll die.

Although, being a crazy old lady for a few years could be fun . . . .
 Red Fish GF
Joined: 12/3/2009
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life begins at forty
Posted: 6/21/2011 12:03:39 PM
SassySiamese
I turned 40 two weeks ago. Honestly, nothing changed. The day was normal and nothing fell from the sky notifying me that I was entering a huge life change. It was rather boring.



I expect things won't be any different for me when I turn 40 this summer. I have been able to travel more since meeting my SO but that happened at 38. I still have two young boys at home to raise and doubt 40 will be that big of deal. I know my SO who is 51 didn't feel any change when he turned 50 last year either.


greatnikoli67
Age is really a state of mind. We attach numbers to represent the passing of time but I have met many 45 year olds who seem to have one foot in the grave and many 55 year olds who seen to act twenty-something. I believe age is what you keep in your heart and mind and nothing else.
 zenlistener
Joined: 11/23/2010
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Posted: 6/26/2011 6:51:39 PM
Huh. My life ended at 41, but that's all right because I don't think I've ever lived.
 lyfenlyn
Joined: 5/17/2011
Msg: 84
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Posted: 6/28/2011 8:15:40 PM
I am in my early 40's. A young man slipped me his number in the train station. He waited a few moments then approached me saying that he was shy. I looked at him and he looked in his 20's. I am in college (again) so I am around young people alot, and none really know that I am as old as I am. I spoke to the guy a bit trying to probe for his age because lets face it we are in different stages at different times in our lives. He was 28 soon to be 29 and still felt he was sort of young for me. (since he didnt look a day over 22) But I told him I would consider giving him a call, since he was such a gentleman. I just might.
 Kariann71
Joined: 4/26/2011
Msg: 85
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Posted: 7/1/2011 8:51:35 AM
I hit the big 4-0 this September. I've decided to rock it and make it look great.
 FyrKrakn
Joined: 2/21/2010
Msg: 86
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Posted: 7/1/2011 4:31:27 PM
I love this thread.

We over 40 are often treated like we don't matter any more, we are obsolete, and I meet so many over 40's who buy into that.

I guess the locals always thought that I was 10 younger than I am, but though it is nice to get away with it, I wouldn't want to be 33 or 23 or 13 ever again, but I look forward to the day that I am so blithering old that I might as well be 3 again.

I am still struggling with my health issues, but I am healthier than ever, happier than ever, stronger than ever in every single way. Over 40 is over the hill. I LOVE getting over that hill. Everytime I am actually out hiking and find myself at the base of a hill, I am compelled to go up up up to the to, and over. It is the best feeling in the world in real life, for me. Why shouldn't it be awesome in allegory?
 bexean1
Joined: 5/5/2011
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life begins at forty
Posted: 7/12/2011 6:56:47 AM
Age is but a number
 Home_for_30
Joined: 2/6/2010
Msg: 88
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Posted: 7/14/2011 10:36:20 PM
In my profeesion, at 43 I am an old man...second oldest here...but as I tell the younger guys, your 40's are amazing! I still am in great shape and single, financially I am finally very comfortable, sex with women my age is fantasic, God they know what they want! I living the life I want. Most of the guys here are a good 10 - 15 years younger then me and are still finding there way in the world. As long as you have learned from your mistakes in your 20s and 30s....and have kept in good shape...your 40s, and most of your 50s should be the high light of your life!!! :)
 Lainee123
Joined: 2/5/2011
Msg: 89
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/15/2011 4:33:26 AM
My brother once said something like:

In your teens and twenties you worry what other people think about you
In your thirties and forties you stop worrying about what other people think about you
In your fifties and over you realise they were never thinking about you in the first place


Your brother was a very wise man Splog.
 prairiejewel
Joined: 9/9/2006
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Posted: 7/18/2011 4:58:00 PM
Life is what you make it! I've seen old 25 year olds and young 90 year olds.
In your forties you know who you are, what you want and probably already have it. You don't worry about saying or doing the right thing in fear someone is going to judge or misinterpret you. By forty hopefully you love your life or if you don't, you know what to do to change it. You know how and when to have fun. I'm 45 and so far this year has been my best yet! I can't wait for tomorrow as today has been wonderful. And it certainly beats the alternative
 Santababy70
Joined: 7/20/2011
Msg: 91
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Posted: 7/24/2011 11:58:38 AM
I soooo agree with that!
 Darkbutcomely
Joined: 4/20/2011
Msg: 92
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Posted: 7/24/2011 5:20:50 PM

.....and it ends at 41-42


 GalTX
Joined: 6/27/2011
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Posted: 7/26/2011 11:10:24 PM
I hope it gets better at 40 because I am turning 40 this week! What I am noticing is that there are somethings that I am enjoying more because I have a different outlook now.
A friend now on her 50s tells me the 40s is when she had the most fun.
 KIWI3nme
Joined: 6/6/2006
Msg: 94
life begins at forty
Posted: 7/26/2011 11:35:09 PM
honestly?? I CANT WAIT TO TURN 40. I think thats when the REAL YOU HAPPENS. You see clearly, you know what you want, you have been there done that wrote the book, and no more fing around anymore. I think you are also more settled in your own skin by then as well. My 30's were hell and I want to slam the book closed and celebrate with a kick ass party on a hot sandy beach with a shitload of hot men serving me drinks.

I got 3 yrs to plan for it and I cant wait.
 CharminC
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 95
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Posted: 7/31/2011 12:49:38 PM
Life begins the moment you open your eyes
It ends when you close them
....forever
Never take this for granted
 OutMind
Joined: 2/13/2007
Msg: 96
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Posted: 8/1/2011 6:19:05 PM
Women, in my opinion flower in their forties. They become sexual, adventurous, courageous and bold. They crave sex, life and are matured enough not to do overly stupid things.

Men, well, we tried to grow up in the thirties and failed. So in the forties we went nuts and gave it all to whatever we were doing.
 hayleesjewels
Joined: 10/10/2009
Msg: 97
life begins at forty
Posted: 8/8/2011 7:40:01 PM
IMO... As long as you keep having birthdays, YOU'RE NOT DEAD!! So enjoy every one!
 ForumFlashLight
Joined: 5/16/2011
Msg: 98
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Posted: 8/9/2011 5:58:24 PM
Life begins at the moment you decide to live it!

Life can stop any time you start to Just Exist.

Life can begin AGAIN any time you decide to live again.

About to turn 42, and fabulous things are happening!

Had the best sex of my life at 41, and it can only get better.

I didn't even know what I was doing at 24. I would never go back!

Whoo hoo! Just keep on blowing out your birthday candles and be glad you still have a reason to sing and celebrate!
 WomanOfManyRoles
Joined: 4/22/2011
Msg: 99
life begins at forty
Posted: 8/11/2011 1:57:19 PM
it's called menopause lol
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