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 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 7
It's Not Over at 45Page 1 of 9    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) bet it's not over! I'm 47 (and a half)lol and I feel I'm just beginning!

I am better now emotioally and physically than even 10 years ago. AND, my past experiences have made me who I am today and for that I say, YES!
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 11
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 9/26/2006 9:06:28 PM
Good Answer, crazylegs!
Joined: 4/12/2006
Msg: 13
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 9/26/2006 9:18:28 PM
45 was so long ago, I can't remember but I definitely won't ever be 45 again
Joined: 2/14/2006
Msg: 19
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 9/27/2006 10:56:13 AM
"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional..."

I've seen people who were old at 25 and people who were young at 85...

It's been said that this society/culture does not value it's elders, and especially women who are past childbearing. I strongly suspect that we are the generation that's going to upend that philosophy and show those little punks and sissy girls just who REALLY has the world by the tail!
Cindy O
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 22
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 9/27/2006 3:14:38 PM
...You bet its not over at 45....Hey CL, wanna come out and play?

Joined: 8/17/2006
Msg: 24
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It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 9/28/2006 12:47:46 AM
Its just begining at 45.....When I was 45 I was worried about being 46 then I realized I wasted a year .......... I just turned 50 and there is so much to look forward to in life.

Don't waste time worrrying about..
Just start living it.
You will never be as young as you are today so enjoy every minute of every day.............
Joined: 6/26/2005
Msg: 32
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Posted: 9/30/2006 12:11:06 PM
"Here are some signs that you are dead."

Those of us who are widowed know what dead means. We also know for personal experience to get on with life and enjoy things to there fullest.
Joined: 5/2/2006
Msg: 37
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Posted: 10/5/2006 11:52:21 PM
"Personally I believe I can have "IT" all."

Gold, there is no reason why you CAN"T have it all! AGE, is a state of mind. My last girl friend was one day older than me, and she kept insisting she was "middle aged"...maybe you, but NOT me! You can learn an awful lot in 53 years, and I'm enjoying the benefits of that data base. I'm a better person now than I ever have been (disregarding some health issues, even those can be over come).
Joined: 6/1/2006
Msg: 39
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Posted: 10/8/2006 12:08:34 AM
The last book I read put it this way: "Her young racing mind trapped in her mature body; his well mature mind trapped in his young body." And yes, they found each other.

No, it is not slightly over - if ever. What I do know now needed much more of life experiences I didn't have in my 20s. Well, my 'order is tall-sh' and I don't expect quick fixes.
Joined: 6/1/2006
Msg: 41
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Posted: 10/8/2006 7:51:58 AM
Oh Jan,

Anyway, you are only as old as the man that you feel.

you do make me smile and ponder. Yep, my memory is pretty good and sharp ... mind is racing now & then ... hm ... "top it up" , well it's NOT OVER ...YET!
Joined: 9/20/2006
Msg: 42
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 10/10/2006 6:48:49 PM
Over, I sure hope not. I am 45 and my life is at its least stressful yet. The kids are grown, I am not struggling financially or emotionally, as a single mom. Now it is time for me. I do not worry about having a high paying position anymore. I work to pay my bills and take some free time for myself. The pressures are gone and hopefully the fun times are here to stay. I enjoy my friends now and actually have time to do that. I have my home, my dogs and my adult independant children in my lives. I get to spend my time as I choose now, instead of putting everybody and everything before me. I can relax sometimes, and not have a list of 100 things I have to do , right at that minute. I have time to read a book and finish it. And the opportunity to make choices in my life , without having to concider everyone else. I can take chances now, that I couldnt take when my kids were young and dependant. I just went skydiving for the first time a week ago, and plan on doing it again. I did not have to say what if ? Because my kids are raised well, and will survive without me now. I can look back and see all I have accomplished and finally relax a little bit. Its great !

I hope that as time goes on, I find more ways to fill my time and enjoy my independance.
Joined: 4/12/2006
Msg: 43
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 10/10/2006 7:41:10 PM
If life was over at 45 I would have been dead for years!!
Joined: 9/1/2006
Msg: 49
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Posted: 12/10/2006 8:56:50 PM

45 for me was 5 yrs ago and don't see anything reason to give up hope on anything, lots of wonderful people out there, travelling baggage free, or
at least able to the suitcase closed most of the time. Bringing the past into the future is not an optimistic way to live, and the bitter ones looking for sympathy,
blaming others for their ills, will never change.
It is good to have the enthusiasm and spirit of youth,
but the wisdom and knowledge middle age should help us make wiser choices
as we ride into the sunset of our lives, and I hope to make it a very long ride.
People who feel old, have lost their zest and harbour bitterness should remember, the only ones that they will make miserable are themselves,
nobody is going to hang around listening to whining and negativity.
Joined: 7/28/2006
Msg: 50
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 12/10/2006 9:43:07 PM
Heh you guys are great!

Hasn't anyone heard that 80 is the new 60. Well it is. All the studies are saying that. We all have plenty of time to have terrific lives.

Good luck to all. blu.
Joined: 11/30/2006
Msg: 52
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 12/11/2006 3:41:02 PM
ha.......... hasn't even started at 45. your as old as you want to be and it's only over if you decide it's over
 The Magician
Joined: 6/11/2006
Msg: 55
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 12/12/2006 5:58:05 PM

I guess what I'm asking there hope for us now? Now, that we can have what we want from life when we are over 45? Can we have the "It", romance and a new passion for life, even though life might have handed us some crap?

Muskoka, you have had some crap thrown at you, and you have come out pretty well unscathed so far. You should look beyond the percieved relationships, and into the future where you will surely be blessed with that one relationship that will carry you to your goal.
 Pink Rose Lady
Joined: 10/1/2006
Msg: 57
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 12/12/2006 9:59:54 PM
Life begins at 40, but you're raring to go at 50!
Joined: 1/23/2005
Msg: 60
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Posted: 1/21/2007 12:08:35 PM
Sex is not over for those of us over 50, nothing is over. I have more freedom now that the kids are gone and I work a job that allows me to buy what I want for toys. I am planning a trip this summer to Springfield MO on my motorcycle. So, ladies and gents, there is a lot more to do, unless you are like a couple of my friends who are ready to give up and act like they are in their 80's. Not me, I plan to go in a blaze of glory, flames or just grinning from ear to ear. Life is not a destination, it is a journey. Like they say, I plan to live life to the fullest and when I die, I will have ridden many miles, worn out my body and feel like I did something with my life. And sex is still great......oh yeah!!!! Kat (on her 1300cc ride)

Joined: 4/12/2006
Msg: 64
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 1/21/2007 2:37:52 PM
Of course it's not over at 45, or 50, or 60.. Age is just an attitude anyway.. You can curl up in a ball and give up or keep living. I prefer to live... coug.. hair grows in the ears because after a certain age, the brain don't know where the hair is supposed to grow!...
Joined: 4/11/2004
Msg: 69
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 1/22/2007 10:04:33 AM
I just turned 45 in November, so I'm kinda new to this club! LOL!

My life is far from over, I hope! I have a 7 year old son, (first child), and I'm still growing up in a lot of ways!

I want love and romance... I want to enjoy life!

When I think back, I guess my mom taught me that. When my mom was my age, she and my dad had divorced and her life was just beginning. I would have been around 22 and was hitting the clubs and taking Mom with me. We had a blast! She eventually met someone and settled down and at 68, is still in reasonably good health and still fun to be around.
Joined: 10/27/2006
Msg: 70
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Posted: 1/22/2007 10:26:38 AM
I have turned the "crap" life has handed me into knowledge. I have had my career, so there is no more "success" to be chased. I have had my "children" so there is no more diapers to change. I have had it all. Now it is my turn and I'm loving every minute of it. There is more out there than I could possibly grasp so I am looking for "ME". I have found me and just enjoying the fruits of my labors. I have no lists, I have nothing to prove, I have everything to gain. Just being where I am at is enough for me. It's a great day to be me.
 medicine woman
Joined: 12/17/2005
Msg: 71
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 1/23/2007 9:23:02 AM
Great thread Muskoka,
I've enjoyed reading the comments posted, I LOVE positive people!!
Joined: 12/3/2006
Msg: 72
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 1/23/2007 3:47:40 PM
I agree w/Sierrasman...I've never been happier...I am more sexual, more sensual, more in control of my life...
Joined: 12/18/2006
Msg: 77
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 4/8/2007 8:17:35 PM
It's never over until you say so. I'm nearing my 60's and it's not over for me. I plan to live my life to the fullest till I drop dead doing the very things I love doing the most!

" Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting"....HOLY SH*T what a ride!!!"
Joined: 4/29/2006
Msg: 80
It's Not Over at 45
Posted: 4/9/2007 11:09:48 AM
I hope its not over...Ive had more dates and fun over 40 than I had during my 20s and 30s put together....Ive only just begun....woohoo
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