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The Worst Day Of My Interior Life Today  
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4314 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

I never ever share personal stuff on any forum, including this one... but I guess there's always an exception.

It wasn't that long ago, at least in my mind, that I was doing this like this with my childhood friends, on those long and careless summer days when the sun didn't go down well past 9 in the evening: Like dressing up for February Night in my working class neighborhood.





Fast forward some years [[FF]]... So one of those friends had a baby about a year or so ago. Now up to this point I was like 'hey, that's so amazing and nice', but today for the first time the thought officially hit me:

I am getting OLD.

More to the point, I felt old for the first time in my entire life. Now, the girl had this baby young (at around 20), but it is still not enough to shake this horrible feeling that I can't be irresponsible and carefree anymore. It really is a horrible feeling. I know to most of you this will be trivial or outright will not care (and rightfully so as I just can see the 'you think you are old??' comments). But to me it is a big deal right now, as it is making me depressed. I always thought having people my age having kids was like eons in the future, now it hit me at once that it's here... Sad

So it wasn't the worst day of my life, thankfully everyone I know and care for is doing well, but it is the worst of my 'inside' life.

On a brighter note, here's the baby in question from my childhood friend, nice and fat!

Derico





My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Username: Derico
Real Name: Withheld
E-mail: Contact
Gender: Male
Age: 21-25


See us in 25 years:

Signed:

Skidmarks  old  and ANCFlyer


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10253 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3683 times:
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Well man, I'm at basically the same stage in my life. I'm 24, going to be 25 in a few months. Over the past 2 years, I've been to 5 weddings. One of my friends has a baby girl who just turned a year old (who I finally just met the other day). I also quit drinking 6 months ago, so my hard-partying days are quite definitely behind me. These days I'm much more apt to stay in and go to sleep (relatively) early on any given weekend night.

So yeah, it's a whole time of transformation in my and others' lives. It's so markedly different from where I've been over the past 6 years, that it's sometimes startling. But at the same time, I'm still enjoying life. Still have my hobbies and interests that I pursue, and still have my good friends.

So my advice is just to enjoy where you are right now. Hell, you're only as old as you feel, right?

~Vik



How can I be an admiral without my cap??!
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21495 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

ANCFlyer
 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4314 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 2):
These days I'm much more apt to stay in and go to sleep (relatively) early on any given weekend night.

I'm just having a hard time partying after working all afternoon, and then working again in the morning. I used to be able to do it like that, but the last few times I was like heck no. Well, I feel I still could do it, but maybe I can't as much as I did. And I haven't had any official weddings yet by my really closer friends, only acquaintances from school or work, most of whom I have met only recently. When my close friends start getting married, then I will go into full panic I think.

On a bright note I haven't quit drinking, hahaha. But good for you. Thankfully I never have had a problem with drinking too much. I can drink a lot on a weekend and then not taste alcohol for months.



I guess the only difference between me and the gentleman in the picture above is that those long hairs are still dark brown... and have still saved nature a tree for the cane.

You are right of course, and it will help in a day or so, but not tonight. Thanks for the thoughts however.



My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Ha, tell me about it... I'm 23, and one of my classmates from high school already has a 2-year-old girl. I already went through that "oh sh*t, I'm getting old!" phase, and I still get that feeling at times. Having 2 sisters ages 10 and 5 doesn't help, either... and it also doesn't help having total strangers ask me, "are they yours?"  irked 

Just relax, enjoy your life one day at a time. And have lots of fun!

As a side note, that's such a beautiful baby your friend has.  cheerful 

Saludos  airplane 
Carmen



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Well I had the worst day of my exterior life today...


An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3437 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

"The Worst Day Of My Interior Life Today "

try going outside  Smile



When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):

You can thank EWS for that . . .  rotfl 


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4314 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 5):
I already went through that "oh sh*t, I'm getting old!" phase, and I still get that feeling at times

Yes, and right now it didn't help thinking that when I first started posting here:

1. I was still in HIGH SCHOOL
2. There were only 3 forums (2 I think when I started visiting)
3. It was FREE to... err... sign up.
4. The Argentine Peso was 2 cents stronger than the US dollar, and much stronger than the Euro.
5. I hadn't met my most important girlfriend yet.
6. You didn't take your shoes off at airports.

etc.  crazy 



My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10253 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3634 times:
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Quoting Derico (Reply 4):
I'm just having a hard time partying after working all afternoon, and then working again in the morning. I used to be able to do it like that, but the last few times I was like heck no.

Haha, I hear that. Oh, college.....These days, I can barely make it through a workday if I haven't gotten at least 6 hours of sleep.

Quoting Derico (Reply 4):
When my close friends start getting married, then I will go into full panic I think.

Only one of my really close friends has gotten hitched...but I'm good friends with the bride too, and they've been together for 5 years now, so that just makes sense. Thank god none of the rest of my close friends are close to getting married...

Quoting Derico (Reply 4):
On a bright note I haven't quit drinking, hahaha. But good for you. Thankfully I never have had a problem with drinking too much. I can drink a lot on a weekend and then not taste alcohol for months.

Haha, thanks. It is a nice stress release that I wish I still had, but oh well, life goes on.

Anyway, like you said, things'll look better tomorrow.



How can I be an admiral without my cap??!
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3634 times:

When I turned 20 I felt grown up.

When I turned 25 I felt a bit old.

When I turned 30 I felt a bit older.

I'm going to be 35 next year and that's going to be a bit of a biggie. There's no way I can consider myself a kid anymore...externally, anyway. I'm going to be past the 'safe' age for having children! How the heck did that happen? I thought I had all the time in the world!

But you know what? So what! As my ex-boss once put it, growing older sure beats the alternative. And sure, things are different now than when I was 18 or 23 or 27 but that's okay...I'm happy with where I am now. I've had a lot of great experiences that I've only gained with time.

So no matter what age you are - raise a glass and toast life - be glad you have your health, your family, your friends, your SELF.



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4314 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):
raise a glass and toast life

Well I can do this gladly. Red wine will do nicely! heheh.



My internet was not shut down, the internet has shut me down
User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
I am getting OLD. More to the point, I felt old for the first time in my entire life.

I know exactly how you feel Derico. I recently turned 30 (with full respect to ANCFlyer ) and I feel very much behind the 8 ball myself.

I guess the reason is that a lot of my friends are 7 or 8 years younger than me. I worked for 7 years before starting tertiary education, thus all my uni friends are only 22 or 23 years old.

I also feel "old" because all the people I went to high school with are now several years into a career, climbing up the corporate ladder and establishing themselves. Many are married, have kids, property and are generally making their way up in life. It is even worse when I realise that some of my younger friends are ahead of me as well ?.

On the flip side, I still get on really well with the younger people at university, and I can confidently say that I consider many of them to be very good friends. It almost as if I simultaneously get accepted by them as an equal as well as getting a bit of respect for being older.

Anyway, what can you do? I definitely think that life proceeds at "different rates" for different people. I have much less of an idea who I am and what I want to do with life than ever before.

Sometimes I do wish I was at the same stage of life as my fellow students from high school, but circumstances just didn't turn out that way. In a certain way, it is actually good how events have turned out. I now posses both trade and academic qualifications that give me many more opportunities than I would have if I only had one of them alone.

Try not to worry about it now, you have the rest of your life to feel old ?. As for going out partying and drinking? Now I just "save" up a few weekends worth of socialising and have an absolute blinder at the end of each month. A younger person once told me that he hopes he will still be drinking as much as me when he turns 30!

[Edited 2006-10-22 05:47:02]


JetMech split the back of his pants. He can feel the wind in his hair.
User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):
growing older sure beats the alternative

Best quote I've heard in a long time.

When you get older, there are many other things that you can enjoy than we you are younger.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
am getting OLD

Isn't Everyone.....

Think positive.Everything would not happen in a particular way.Go with the Flow.

regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21495 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 8):
You can thank EWS for that . . .

I figured as much; But I guess it just had to be done at some point...! Big grin


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

I'm a little over 1 year away from 30, and I'm getting old.

At least that's what my sister (2 years younger) tells me  rotfl 


I've got the graying hair to prove it!  yes 



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5501 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

I {LOL} at ANCs reply! BTW to the thread starter; you got a lot of life to live! How does your friend who dropped the kid look today? Has she become a hottie MILF or, has she blossomed into a sag hag with kankles? I'm 50, and with the exception of a Chihuahua's bladder and deteriorating vision, I'm young at heart and, I was called an Agingpeacock by an aquaintence several years ago. You'll know you're old when you realize dribbling is what your pecker does involuntarily after you take a leak as opposed to playing basketball.

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That's me atop the NBC peacock!



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
I felt old for the first time in my entire life. Now, the girl had this baby young (at around 20), but it is still not enough to shake this horrible feeling that I can't be irresponsible and carefree anymore. It really is a horrible feeling. I know to most of you this will be trivial or outright will not care (and rightfully so as I just can see the 'you think you are old??' comments). But to me it is a big deal right now, as it is making me depressed. I always thought having people my age having kids was like eons in the future, now it hit me at once that it's here...

I know the feeling. I feel something similar the days I'm either very depressed or simply pissed off about something (mostly work related). I'm 24, but sometimes I do feel like I'm 36 or even 40. In my case, it's mostly because I simply missed out on too many things and because I feel I haven't experienced the things I should have experienced in my teenage years and even today.

Just remember: you're still young, so try to focus on making a good life before you decide to settle down, get married and have kids. You still have plenty of time to experience many more things.  Smile


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

This does happen, I guess - the first sense of advancing age, but it's best to forget about it and not worry too much. I was morbidly depressed about the idea of turning 30, but guess what, I didn't turn into Skidmarks overnight (thank God !) - age is really a state of mind, inside I still feel like I'm 16 and that any day now I'm going to get found out and sent back to school ! Don't sweat advancing age, just cherish your inner child and that will keep you young.

User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
I didn't turn into Skidmarks overnight

You have to past 80 for that.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
just cherish your inner child

And hopefully you can earn more money to keep those inner child desires fulfilled.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 21):
And hopefully you can earn more money to keep those inner child desires fulfilled.

Exactly ! As an adult you can finally indulge ALL of your childish whims. It's the real compensation of growing older  biggrin 


User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3473 times:

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
The Worst Day Of My Interior Life Today

At your age Derico ,you should focus on issues more important than that.I am 43 years old and never had such ideas crossing my mind.........i admit some nostalgia,that's all !
Alex!!!



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3473 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 22):
As an adult you can finally indulge ALL of your childish whims.

You do know eating too many sweets can make you a generous size?

Oh wait.

Petit-P is back. Big grin



One Life, Live it.
25 JGPH1A : Shut up, Loretta ! You still ARE your inner child - a sullen, spotty, pasty and unpleasant child at that.
26 Post contains images Speedbirdie : You are not getting old, you are simply at the prime of your life!! Im 26 and sometimes I feel old. A girl a few months younger than me is on her 3rd
27 VHVXB : JetMech all I can say is that you are better off the your 22 and 23 year old friends regardless of your age simply because you have worked for 7 year
28 Derico : (general response to the latest replies) I guess what really bothered most is that around me some people are starting to 'settle' with another person.
29 Post contains images JGPH1A : Ooh - Mr Modest ! It's tough being in demand, eh ?
30 SlamClick : Feeling old? In my life I attended only one "new" school. It had been built the year before and only one class of students had been there before I was
31 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Doesn't seem to have an effect on me remember I eat like a horse, and i'm still a slim lad Lee
32 Derico : Well, at the moment that category is going rather well, probably why I'm not as depressed as I could be. Sorry if it sounded so. I have had my really
33 JGPH1A : I was just teasing. So have you climbed down off the window ledge yet ?
34 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Exactly Yes same here Reminds me of my younger sister. She is 24 and has 3 kids now That is what I am trying to do, except sometimes it is just too h
35 Post contains images MCIGuy : Stop wasting your youth worrying about getting old, 'cause you ain't there yet. Plenty of time to worry when you're 40+. Get out, have some fun, meet
36 Post contains images JGPH1A : Don't SAY that ! Not even as a joke...
37 Post contains images Klaus : Only if it's a limestone cathedral...! In your case it's probably more a testament to shoddy building standards than to anything else!
38 Post contains images MCIGuy : Hey, I'm with you, brother. I just turned 39 two weeks ago tomorrow. You know what they say though, "40 is the new 20".
39 JGPH1A : Yes. That's it. I'll just keep telling myself that. 40 is the new 20. 40 is the new 20. 40 is the new 20. I am still young and beautiful. 40 is the n
40 Derico : My dirty mind thought this was some sort of coded sexual reference, but well, yes I'm not on the ledge. One thing going for me is that I have never s
41 JGPH1A : Euuww - how do you get anything rude out of "window ledge" ? You have a mind like a Kirkie sewer ! Glad to hear it ! Absolutely no point in worrying
42 Derico : I didn't specifically, just made an assumption. Half the time I do that. That is the definition of a dirty mind!
43 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Something funny I've found is that I don't feel old because I'm growing up, I feel old because everyone else is growing up. My best friend's sister, w
44 Post contains images KevinL1011 : No pity here, Derico. I turned 50 on the 16th. Now THAT'S fuckin' old. I was going to post my obituary as I'm no longer acknowleging future birthdays.
45 Post contains images JetMech : G'day VHVXB . My concern is not so much with returning to study - which was one of the best decisions I ever made - but the younger people I am frien
46 AndesSMF : Settling with someone is not a matter of when you want to do it. It is something that will 'happen' one day. I married at 25 and have a 6 y.o. and a
47 VHVXB : Hmm sorry I misunderstood you.
48 Post contains images Cedars747 : I will turn 43 next January............................I feel so happy about that,spesialy when I see my wife and kids around me.....and my pocket fu
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