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02-18-2011, 06:17 PM
my daughter will be 10 in april, she asked me 'mum what year were you born in?' i said '1985', she said 'woah...' lol nice eh! :mad:

02-18-2011, 08:23 PM
lol..i turn 25 in two not looking forward..but its not old..i feel old though...:(

02-18-2011, 08:57 PM
I'm 26 and I remember when my mom was 26 and I was 10. I knew that she was young to have a daughter my age (I was proud to still have a young, fun mom!) but still, the sixties seemed like a looooong time ago.

What does make me feel old is all my classmates at college having their 21st birthday parties while I'm trying to wrap my head around turning thirty pretty soon.

02-18-2011, 09:22 PM
I was born in 1985 and I just turned 26. When I turned 25 it didn't really hit me, but now that I'm 26 I think wow! I'm almost 30! Not to mention I have five kids that think I'm older than dirt lol!

02-18-2011, 10:42 PM
Well I'm turning 25 in April and I totally understand where you're coming from!
My Oldest Daughter just turned 7 years old last week and I cannot believe I am getting to be 30 . I do have one thing to be happy about and thats when i'm in my forties my kids will be grown and I can enjoy them and the family that they make when they get older. So be happy that when you turn about 48 you can enjoy being an adult with your kids .

02-25-2011, 09:19 AM
I was teaching a sunday school class, once this little boy asked me what it was like living in the olden days when they didn't have electricity or cars....ok, I was like 30 at the time. I started spinning this tale about living in caves and going out to kill dinasours with my spear. He promptly told me that couldn't be true because they'd been studying dinasours and I couldn't be that old.
"Well, how old do you think I am?" "Oh, your really old probably 25." Thanks kid, I really needed that. Now that kid has graduated from college...that makes me feel old.

02-25-2011, 09:39 AM
im hitting 30 in july and my kids think i am old :(

02-25-2011, 11:50 AM
cant wait for grandkids, i can tell them all about walkmans and sega megadrives lol :)

Aunty Jam
03-03-2011, 01:09 PM
You guys are all just little kids... I REMEMBER 1985. So there :P

03-03-2011, 01:28 PM
When I was 10 I thought 17 was old. :lol: A year felt like a lifetime back then. It's all just perspective. =)

I'm 21 now, and I think of 40 as still young!

03-05-2011, 09:22 AM
I'm 26 next week and all of my similarly aged friends are freaking out about getting old, I don't get it, I still feel well young! And, I plan to get thin and fit while I'm still young too!

Hope my view on age long continues!

03-05-2011, 10:04 AM
takingcontrol i still feel young but have noticed myself tutting at teenagers wearing their jeans round their ankles lol
oh and good luck with the BL challenge! :)

03-28-2011, 12:51 AM
25 isn't old....I'm 25 and I can't even imagine having kids at this point in my life. I'm the age my mom was when she had me. Some of my friends have kids now but I'm not ready to grow up. Maybe in another 5 years. Maybe.

03-28-2011, 01:03 AM
I do feel kind of old sometimes. Then again, sometimes I feel younger than I did in my teens and early 20s (mostly because I think I'm finally starting to get a grip on life).

Still, seeing the teenagers walking around in whatever passes for teenage chic these days, my former classmates and their children, and even the students in my grad program who have come straight from undergrad do make me feel a bit aged some days. :)

Nola Celeste
03-28-2011, 01:20 AM
You were born the year before I graduated high school. If I were you, I wouldn't feel too old. :D

I'm 41 and I still feel pretty much like I did when I was 25. If anything, I feel better than I did then, because now I'm married to the right man, doing the right job, and living in my own house instead of a crappy little half-double shotgun apartment. AND I no longer smoke, so I save more money. :D

Being 25 was great. Being 41 is also great, I am happy to report. :)

03-28-2011, 01:20 AM
i'm 27, and some days i feel "omg i'm 90% of the way to 30 when did that happen?!" and then the rest of the time i feel like "wait, high school ended 10 years ago? really? i still feel like i did at 17..."

but most of my friends are married, and so many of them are having kids (at least 10 babies or new pregnancies in the last year alone) so i feel like i'm a little bit behind... i'm just now getting to the 'married' stage, kids won't be for a few more years.

guess i'm a late bloomer :)

04-04-2011, 06:26 PM
Mandy im having similar thoughts, when people say something like 'oh that movie/ song etc came out in 2000' i think oh thats not so long ago, then im like, wait, thats 11 years ago! lol :)

04-04-2011, 06:31 PM
I was at the grocery store and this high school kid was carrying out my groceries. He saw my car and the exchange went something like this:

Kid: Oh my friend drives one of those.
Me: Yeah. It gets me from point A to point B.
Kid: They're not really fast though.
Me: ... Ok.
Kid: Yeah, it's not bad for a grandma car.

Wait, what the chuck? First off I'm 27 and you can see two dang car seats in the back. And since when has an Altima been a grandma car? It's a good thing he didn't see my husband's Lincoln Town Car. :P

04-04-2011, 06:41 PM
I'm 26 and I remember when my mom was 26 and I was 10. I knew that she was young to have a daughter my age (I was proud to still have a young, fun mom!) but still, the sixties seemed like a looooong time ago.

This is EXACTLY me, except for the 60's part...70's here ;) lol

Even down to knowing that my mom was younger than other mom's and that she was fun and cool. All my friends LOVED my mom!

04-06-2011, 06:25 PM
Ugh! You guys are making me feel like crap with all your talk about being "almost 30!" :lol: I'm "almost 40" and I'm here to tell ya, it's not that much different!

Aunty Jam, you crack me up! I remember 1985, too! ;)

06-15-2011, 11:06 PM
I'm 60 - if you could only realize how funny this thread sounds to me! LOL. Old is a state of mind. I'm not there yet, that's for sure!


06-19-2011, 05:31 PM
:D I sure don't think 25 is old because I am about to turn 35 next month and I feel old so I think all you 20 somethings are YOUNG!! ;)

Where does the time go- 35 next month, yikes!!

06-30-2011, 04:23 PM
Wait until you're processing someone's paper work and find they were born the year you got married. Now that makes a person feel old.

07-09-2011, 02:53 PM
LOL! You sound like my daughter who just turned 27, she is always saying she feels old. I just turned 52 in May and it's funny I don't feel 52...whatever 52 is supposed to feel like. You are only as old as you's all a bunch of numbers!

07-10-2011, 06:03 AM
I'm 26 on the 19th, but I don't feel old. I do have moments that are like "woa, that happened in 2001? DUDE!" or "are you SERIOUS!? Your sister is HOW old? I remember changing her diaper!" to kids that used to be in my mom's day care. One just graduated high school and we had her in our day care when she was only 9-ish O_O.

INSANE how fast time flies.

07-10-2011, 07:45 AM
My youngest child was born in 1985. Even I don't think of myself as "old"but I do think I'm approaching middle age. So with my line of thinking, that means I'll be hanging around till I'm close to 100!

07-30-2011, 02:16 AM
I remember when I was 18 and my little cousin (who was 5) said I looked like an adult not a kid. I was so upset! Now I'm 22 and married and the biggest thing keeping me from getting pregnant is that I can't wrap my mind around being a part of the "older generation"

07-30-2011, 03:53 AM
When I turned 26 I didn't feel old at all. But I suddenly realized I wasn't a teenager any more!

07-31-2011, 02:03 AM
HAHA... love this thread... like two weeks ago I was buying a bottle of wine and I was carded by the cashier who was a high schooler... After she did the math she said..."OH MY GOD, I had no idea you were THAT old. You look so much younger!"

... I'm only 23... first time I ever felt I was getting old.

07-31-2011, 07:43 AM
I'm also 25, and I think I'd feel much younger if I didn't spend all my time at a university :P

07-31-2011, 09:22 AM
I graduated HS in 1985!;) My daughter is 25 and I'm a grandma of 2.:D

Here's my take. Children age you. Grandchildren make you feel young again!:)

08-01-2011, 12:18 AM
I am only 21 and my nephew frequently says "well when I am old like you I am gonna me _____ like you" My eldest nephew is now a teenager and I remember holding him in my arms so I REALLY feel old. I feel bad for my eldest sister though she was 16 when I was born and remembers holding me as a baby now her youngest sibling is a few months shy of 22!

08-02-2011, 11:05 AM
A few years ago I was carded at a liquor store. I'm like "Woo-hoo, I"m being carded!" :carrot: I had just turned 40. I was so happy he carded me, I was searching for my DL and you know you can never find it when you need it.

He said, "Never mind, you're too happy about getting carded. You have to be old enough."

But it made my day to be carded. :D I even told his supervisor that I was carded. The supervisor started in on the speal about how they have to card everyone yadda, yadda, I told him, "No, I'm happy I was carded and don't spoil it for me."

08-02-2011, 11:28 AM
You young chicks crack me up. I am 41 and feel younger than I did at 25. The reason, my kids are grow up. I no longer have to stress about making sure they are cared for or feel the mothers guilt of working and being away from them. I finally get a chance to find out who I am, I finally have the freedom to go to the bar and hang out. Guess what? I am finding out that I like me and yes, I love my husband. I probably love and enjoy him more now than I have in the past 10 years of our 16 year marriage.

08-16-2011, 08:31 AM
I am 37 with a 10 month old son (my first child), and I don't feel old at all. In fact, my husband and I are talking about trying for baby #2 sometime this winter/spring.

One of my collegagues was chit-chatting with me the other day and asked me how long I've been with my husband. I told her a little over 10 years. She snickered and asked if I was a child bride. Apparently, according to her, I look much, much younger (I am guessing mid-20s by her child bride comment). I will say, having lost a decent amount of weight has given me a lot more energy and made me feel perkier, which I firmly believe has an impact on how old you look & feel.

08-16-2011, 09:16 AM
I remember turning 21 and having a quarter life crisis basically writing my will and everything, but now im 23 I'm embracing it and am not planning to have kids till im at least 30 so I still feel very young in that respect!

08-16-2011, 10:23 AM
Pfft. You're not old until you're dead. :P

Just kidding...but not really. I've never understood very well why people feel 'old' at such a young age. I'm 23, about to turn 24, and I feel like I'm still a baby chick, never mind a spring chicken, lol. There's a whole lot of living left to do!

10-02-2011, 12:47 PM
BettyBooty: yay for making me feel better! I just turned 32 and have an enormous ticking clock. If you can do it at 37, so can I!!! :-)

10-02-2011, 10:24 PM
Yep - I turned 25 in April and I was pretty unhappy about it. I KNOW it's not old. I don't feel old but there are no more good birthdays after 25! Blah, don't want to think about it - at least I won't be overweight anymore as I age!

11-06-2011, 08:35 PM
I'll be 25 in January. I don't consider myself old until I reach 30 :)

11-11-2011, 09:24 PM
I love this thread lol, I just turned 27 :( and man was it rough on me. I thought that 10 year high school reunion invitation I got on Facebook was just a glitch.

26 was mid-20's, not so bad. 27 is late 20's and late twenties means 30! I don't know how I'm going to handle turning 30, besides lying about my age.

A 12 year old cracked a joke about "those old box TV's" that us old folks us to use as if she was talking about a phonograph. Man, I bet a VHS player would blow her mind.

11-11-2011, 10:39 PM

My twin boys are 30

While getting old is not for sissies, it does have its advantages!

Wisdom, patience, self confidence, a real appreciation for what's really important, AND TADA, GRANDKIDS!:carrot:

They're way funner than kids!

11-12-2011, 04:24 AM
This thread has made me laugh. I am 22 years old. The youngest of 3 daughters. My parents are in their early 50s and the idea of them as old is just kinda funny to me. They are the same people they were when I was like 10 years old, but maybe a little more relaxed. So the thought of me as old is pretty funny. Though I must say that it is strange seeing people that I graduated hight school with 5 years ago married with kids. I must praise them, because there is no way that I am ready mentally to tackle those challenges yet. :)

11-15-2011, 06:06 PM
I'm 37 and my son is 9 months old. Age aint nuthin' but a number.

11-17-2011, 10:53 AM
I constantly have to remind myself that feeling old at 24 means I'm going to be feeling old for a veeerrrry long time...especially with how long people are living now, and will likely live in the future, barring some kind of man-made apocalypse.

I do feel old, though. I'm at that awkward age where I've just finished college, but (due to the crap economy) I'm stuck in a bad job and still living at home. Unfortunately, a common theme these days in my age group, but at least I'm not alone in my stunted growth.

I still enjoy childish things, but I'm at the point where I feel like I'm too old for it. It's a little depressing. D: I feel like I need to 'grow up,' but I can't. And, in some ways, don't really want to.

11-26-2011, 09:36 AM
lmfao dont feel bad ill be 28 in January and my siblings 5 years, 10 years, and 14 years younger then me say ive been a dinosaur for like 10 years now... haha :P my grandparents must be farts in a windstorm if im a dinosaur already.

11-26-2011, 11:00 AM
When I was in my 20s I always pretended I was 30. I got sick and tired of people not taking me seriously in work situations once they heard how young I was, so I started to lie and it worked, they took me seriously.

Now I am 33. I still sometimes lie about my age, but if I do, I usually say I am a year older than I really am. I am like a bizarro version of a stereotypical woman, but I do think it is unfortunate that it is ingrained in society that it is bad to be older for woman, but fine for a man. Age should be something to be proud of, you are still alive and have all those years of experience under your belt!

11-30-2011, 08:55 PM
Don't get me wrong, I've had a fantastic adult life, but my 30s have been way better than my 20s! I'm 34...I wouldn't redo the 20s for anything. :)

New Englander
12-05-2011, 03:21 PM
my daughter will be 10 in april, she asked me 'mum what year were you born in?' i said '1985', she said 'woah...' lol nice eh! :mad:
25 was a cool age...I remember finally figuring out who I was, what I liked and what I wanted in life...well it's still an ever evolving process, but turning 25 was a pivotal point. HAVE FUN!!!

12-07-2011, 03:37 PM
Omgosh. Haha. You ladies are so young! 25 is nothin' ;] I'm almost 30 — almost. I'm 27 right now but get carded all the time. DH says I'll appreciate it when I'm 40 and look 20. HAH.

12-10-2011, 10:35 PM
Don't get me wrong, I've had a fantastic adult life, but my 30s have been way better than my 20s! I'm 34...I wouldn't redo the 20s for anything. :)

^This^ :carrot:

12-30-2011, 09:15 PM
i cant imagine having kids this young, im 24 and you have a 10 yr old wow. i cant imagine it. im so young, highschool was like yesterday, im still in school now and i party and have my wild side. im not ready for those days to be over for at least 10 more years. i never want kids truthfully but cant imagine having them at this age or younger XD not judging you just amazed. i think having kids or marrying young can probably make you feel and act older than your peers cause i mean you have to grow up fast once you have your own kids and than you miss out on the things normal late teens and 20s people do. my sister had kids in her teens and once they hit their teen years she than started to live hers lmao it was weird. i dont think your old chronologically but you might seem older versus your peers that dont have responsibilities if that makes sense, just my observations from all the ppl i know that had kids early

01-23-2012, 11:20 PM
Kids say the darnedest things. :stars:

I'm only 23 and yet I feel kinda old...I'm still in school because I transferred twice and changed majors twice so everyone else is younger than me. I rarely meet anyone above the age of 22 which is obviously not that big of a whole year, wow! But somewhere along the line it kind of started to bug me...might have been when a guy joked that I'm a "cougar" because I keep ending up with guys in the 21-22 age range...I can't help it, that's all that is around me a vast majority of the time! >.<

01-27-2012, 10:49 AM
I'm turning 25 this year and I am pretty scared of it.
It's the end of being a young adult and the start of being a real adult.
I feel like I'm still far from being an adult.

02-04-2012, 04:52 PM
my daughter will be 10 in april, she asked me 'mum what year were you born in?' i said '1985', she said 'woah...' lol nice eh! :mad:

If your daughter thinks you are old at 25 I wonder what she would think of someone born in 1961. I'm 50. :)

03-01-2012, 10:13 AM
I was at the grocery store and this high school kid was carrying out my groceries. He saw my car and the exchange went something like this:

Kid: Oh my friend drives one of those.
Me: Yeah. It gets me from point A to point B.
Kid: They're not really fast though.
Me: ... Ok.
Kid: Yeah, it's not bad for a grandma car.

Wait, what the chuck? First off I'm 27 ...

This made me laugh til I started coughing my head off :rofl:

This whole thread made me smile :D I have recently gotten a little spooked at my half-century mark...but I think my motorcycle keeps me forever young :cool:

03-25-2012, 06:12 PM
I'm almost 20 and my whole family still treats me like I'm 14 and I act like it a lot of times too. I still watch Nickelodeon and Disney channel! I don't wanna grow up :(

04-13-2012, 12:57 AM
I will 28 in a few months, but I still feel so young. Like I still have so much to learn. My mother also had me when she was young and I can't imagine taking care of a child at this point in my life. It makes me think of how strong she was and how every young mom is strong....

04-15-2012, 02:31 AM
I'm 25 now.. No kids.. and single. I'm def not ready for kids yet. lol I want to go to school do my thing party and have fun before I think about having kids. but with 30 just 5 years away scares the crap out of me...

sarah mak
04-20-2012, 07:30 PM
well im 22 in a few months..i only feel old when i look backk on my teenage years i wasted being fat :( new here..hii

04-24-2012, 09:35 AM
25 is the new "sweet sixteen"! Plenty of income, no serious responsibilities... enjoy it while you can and don't think too much about it! ;)

06-17-2012, 10:48 PM
when i turned 23, i felt old.
when i turned 24, i felt old.
when i turned 25, i felt old.
& when i turned 26 back in apr, i felt old, yet again.

...i've learned after reading this thread that age truly is just a #. it finally dawned on me. thank you guys! :)

the shiv
04-10-2013, 10:43 AM
Oh man. All my life I couldn't wait to be 18! Then when I was 18 I wanted to be 21! I wanted to be in my 30s right up until I was 25. 25 was AWESOME. Most of my late 20s were great, actually! Now I'm 31, 32 in about a month, and I just feel AWFUL about it. Maybe, because I'd always clung onto the idea that by the time I was 30 I'd have life all figured out, and now that's turned out to not be the case? I mean, I know pretty much what I want to do with my life and I'm making it happen (going back to uni in October :D), I have a good relationship with my parents (finally), have got a few nasty, toxic people out of my life, have been with the man I love (and NEVER wanted to meet - I loved being single so much) for 4 years, have a few great friends, no money (changing careers / recession - i know it's temporary), never wanted kids and still don't, pretty damn happy with how things are going in my life, yet...

I'm obsessing about the idea that my life is slipping away from me! What the what?? I don't get this AT ALL.

Keep Moving Forward
05-04-2013, 04:23 PM
I turned 27 in March, which I don't think of as old, but my life sure isn't what I thought it'd be by this time & that's what made me unhappy about being so much closer to 30. I have to remind myself that some people don't even make it to 27, and that getting older is something to be appreciated because the alternative is to not live at all.

Though, when I think about the fact that I was born in 1986, the 80s just seem like they were SO long ago!

Big Fat Rooster
09-02-2013, 11:55 AM
WOW !!!!

But to be 25 again.......... SOOOOOOOO young !! mmmm

All I ever wanted to be was 16 so I could get my drivers license, which I got the day after I turned 16.

Like yall, I did not want to get "old."

I spent a year dreading turning 36, don't know why but that really bothered me and messed up 35. Came my birthday and the wife had the cake out for me to blow out the candles. I counted them as I got ready, then say, hey, you only have 35, I am 36. She says no, you turn 35 today !! I nearly fell over. Well, I spent one year dreading 36, I sure as **** was not going to spend another like that. I just enjoyed the year and never gave a thought again about getting older.

I turned 40....... Don't even remember it, but I know I was still having sex 7 times a week and had most things I wanted.

Turned 50, thought I should be physically decrepit. But I still was very active doing everything I wanted to do, even climbing ladders and pruning trees. Sex was still plentiful.

60, now that should be bad. Nope, still had all my hair, physically sexually active, and I got senior discounts !!! WOW

70 Starting to feel the age Still sexually active, still working, and need to get rid of 100 lbs. Still have all my hair which is still brown.

Hope I can report on 80, yall relax and enjoy all of your youth. Due to the modern meds you have a long time to live :D

But, I will ask you this........ Do ya wanna spend it as fattbutt or a skinny weeny?? I think I know the answer......... Good luck all of ya and ENJOY that youth, however long you allow it to last :D


PS The difference between a young man and an old man is the young man does it all night, it takes an old man all night to do it

But ain't it funny, God gave young boys a stiff penis and a limber back and they have no idea of what to do with either,

but to us old men he gives limber penis and stiff backs..................

09-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Even being 55 is great!.. Shoot... We did not have a TV until I was 4 years old... gosh.... I had to play outside LOLOLOLOLOL I actually feel younger than I did when I was 30 (oh hard age to turn in my memory)... Just keep laughing and moving and you will NEVER GET OLD! :)

09-07-2013, 01:34 AM
I am turning 60 next week and I feel better than when I was 25!

I thought that I would dread this age but I am having the best time ever. One reason that I am good with it is because I reached most of the goals that I set for myself in my 20s. While things didn't happen exactly when and how I wanted them to, things worked out pretty well after striving for those goals for 4 decades.

I have much more freedom now! I don't have to answer to anyone. I felt much older when I was much younger and saddled with responsibilities. Now I have no responsibilities. When I was younger, I promised myself that I would take time to be completely free.

For me, 60 is the new 6!

09-09-2013, 12:34 PM
I just hit 25 a few weeks ago and i'm having a bit of a crisis with it. It's like being 25 with no real explanation of what I want to do with my life is causing me a LOT of anxiety and despression.
I just wish I knew what to do with myself.