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post #1 of 13
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I have a big birthday coming up, 4/09, 60!!!! There I've said it. I just find it depressing, although I know this is the wrong attitude. I have a lot to be grateful for. Maybe I wouldn't be so depressed if my knee were not still injured and I didn't have to hobble around with a cane and a brace. Aww, who am I kidding, it would be depressing with a good knee. Just bummed. Love my kitties.
Anyone else get depressed at the big ones?
post #2 of 13
I took 30 back in October with stride...but I was down at the time for other reasons.

My brother turned 40 last year and he's ALWAYS bummed about his birthday. So my SIL threw him a surprised birthday party.

Maybe someone you know will do the same???? Hang in there though...its just one day or if you want celebrate all month long
post #3 of 13
Turning 30 and 40 didn't bother me one bit. In fact I was excited to be turning each of those.

However, a couple years ago the idea of turning 50 started to feel unsettling to me. I'm now 46 and it still feels that way.
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Turning 30 and 40 didn't bother me one bit. In fact I was excited to be turning each of those.

However, a couple years ago the idea of turning 50 started to feel unsettling to me. I'm now 46 and it still feels that way.

Yeah, age never bothered me till 50. I cried then. everything ok since, but now this. Something about going into a new decade.
post #5 of 13
Sixty years old sounds good to me. I'm hoping I make it to 60! In any case, I'm like to live long enough see my daughter become an adult.
post #6 of 13
Aw, Gail, sixty is just a number! Some people are old at 55, others are still fun inside and young at heart no matter what their age.

I felt oldest at 35, for some reason. It just seemed to hit me as an older number...but luckily the year I turned 35 I worked in an office where the doctor turned 84 that year, the receptionist turned 73, and the office manager would not admit to her age, but just said that she started their straight out of high school! LOL! The best were the patients, since many of them were well past retirement age. I got so many comments that year like "oh, I remember back when I was only 35!" I decided that if I was going to start feeling old, I had better wait a while, in case I lived to be 90 plus! No sense in feeling old for the next 60 years!

I just turned 46 today which isn't bothering me. However, the fact that my oldest child turns 25 in 11 days seems a bit much...sigh!

I'm sorry your knee is bothering you, and that you are feeling blue. I hope that things look up in the next few days, so that you are able to really enjoy turning 60. Maybe talk to a few real life girlfriends, and plan a really outrageous celebration? It might cheer you up, and at least you will have a fabulous time!

Happy Birthday early!
post #7 of 13
Hope you have a super one! and try not to let the number bother you!!!!
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
thanks for the support and kind words. I really shouldn't be such a woose. One thing I did, which didn't make me feel any younger, and in fact made me feel a little sad, was going to SHINE A LIGHT. Mick is incredible at 65?, I think. There is an old interview, where he is very young, and the question is "can you see yourself doing this when you are sixty?" and his reply was, without a second hesitation,"easily" My hero.
post #9 of 13
Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
Anyone else get depressed at the big ones?
Heck no, what's the point, because we can't turn back the clock or slow it down.

I'm 50 on the 29th of October and i'm taking the family for an overnight stay in a castle and can't wait.

The way i look at it is if you think old then you will be old
post #10 of 13
My father-in-law used to say, "Getting old is *****, but it sure beats the alternative!"
post #11 of 13
Remember "60" is the new "50"!!!

Reflect back on your life to remember all you have done in your 60 years.

Plan to do something "out of the box" for your birthday. Enjoy it!!
post #12 of 13
I passed that mark almost 2 years ago and I have to say it honestly didn't bother me. In fact, none of the milestone birthdays bothered me. I give thanks for my health and am soooo looking forward to retirement in 3+ years. There are so many things I want to do that I haven't been able to do because of all the things I HAD to do instead.

My husband had more difficulty passing his milestones than I did. I can only imagine what turmoil he'll go through when he gets to the big 60 in another 5 years. I may have to leave home for a few weeks until he recovers.
post #13 of 13
Sixty is just a number, it's not whoyou are YOU are a fabulous, fun, successful, happy, loved, confident, beautiful individual. The years you've had, you've made your own... and have been loved for every single one of them... and there will be plenty more to come! That's a lotta luvin!!
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