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IM FEELING SO OLD

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Suzanne

Suzanne Report 17 Mar 2013 23:02

Will be 50 in may ,and oh how i feel my age,

the things that are really bugging me are.

HAVING TO DYE MY HAIR EVERY MONTH

MY FADING MEMORY

A FEW LINES,

SLEEPING FOR AN HR EVERY EVENING AFTER WORK
SAYING NO TO A NIGHT OUT

VANISHING LIBIDO HA HA
;-)

GOOD THINGS

GRANDCHILDREN

FOUR OF THEM, FROM 3 TO 5WKS GREAT. :-D

DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL LIKE ME ON NEARLY REACHING THE DREADED 50? :-(

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 17 Mar 2013 23:07

No...........enjoy life whatever age you are Suzanne :-) can I help you feel better by saying I wish i was 50 again ;-)

Grandchildren 3 to 5 weeks? be happy and feel lucky this is their best age :-D <3

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 17 Mar 2013 23:16

I Do feel lucky to have my grandchildren who i adore and have to see daily,

i work full time and travel approx 500miles a wk as well as working my shifts, its tiring me out,,im finding myself refusing to go out with friends,although i only go out with hubby and friends every few months,even thats getting to much.as much as i love my job,i wish i didnt need to depend on it.

:-(

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 17 Mar 2013 23:28

That's a pity as travelling can be very wearing.Could you not work part-time in your job? or (easy for me to say I know) work nearer home?
In my last years at work I changed jobs, worked less hours towards my retirement but it certainly helped me a lot.

Good luck if you can and hope you find a solution...your baby hugs will help :-D

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 17 Mar 2013 23:36

my babys hugs get me through kay, they are adorable

my job as a pediatric palliative care nurse means i have to travel long distances,but this has only been going on for the last 6 months,the traveling is really doing me in.
plus the gray hair,and the sleeping all the time. :-D

Allan

Allan Report 18 Mar 2013 00:02

You're still a youngster at 50 :-D

As for a fading memory...erm!...ah! when I can rember what advice I was going to give you, I'll post it :-D

Just throw another couple of squirrels on the Barby (just make sure that they still have their nuts!) and enjoy a glass or two of wine or whatever, and relax!

You could probably do with a holiday :-)

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 18 Mar 2013 00:13

oh a holiday WHATS THAT? :-D

i dont have a Barby Allan i live in wales were the weather is wet at best.

but you could throw a few squirrels on the Barbi and think of me :-D

will have the glass of wine tomorrow night,got to get up at 6 and do a 120 mile round trip for a home visit tomorrow,oh how i wish i could win the lotto :-D

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 18 Mar 2013 00:15

oh and by the way im only 49 Allan.

not 50 until the 9th of may :-D

Allan

Allan Report 18 Mar 2013 00:22

lol Suzanne: I was looking into my crystal ball.

That's setting my sights a bit lower than navel gazing ;-) :-D

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 18 Mar 2013 00:27

:-D :-D

Jean

Jean Report 18 Mar 2013 01:18

suzanne, i was a nurse for 34yrs, but didnt have to travel far. i cut my 37hrs down to 20 per week when i was 50. i was shattered after each shift,i loved my job as you do. but the more experienced you are, i found they pile more work onto you. sort out your finances, make a plan and stick to it. life isnt all about work and money. think about yourself, dont burn yourself out, its just not worth it. things will stay the same unless you do something about it. good luck :-D

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 18 Mar 2013 02:18

Age is a State of Mind

Sometimes my mind is in a terrible state

:-D

Seriously, I know people in their eighties who are full of life, always having fun......... and I know people in their twenties who are OLD! Sad.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 18 Mar 2013 08:55

I too wish I was 50 again. But, having said that I do remember that working full time as I got older did begin to take it out of me and I didn't travel like you do. So it is probably the working/travelling that does it. Just try and relax at weekends and do things that you like doing. Even simple things. If you are sleeping in the evening, are you then sleeping at night properly because if not that can make you feel exhausted.
Could you afford to change your job to one less onerous? Would you want to?
Maybe now is the time to take stock and sort out your options.

Libido, remind me, what is that?

Over 70 now and enjoying life, but fortunate enough to be able to afford holidays at the moment. I can't understand people of my age who want to go on working (not need to want to). I should have hated to go on working once I reached 60. The past 12+ years have been great.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Mar 2013 09:04

It happens to us all. Dare we whisper the word ‘hormones’? ;-)

There’s some good advice given here, about trying to cut your hours or finding a new position with less travelling.

Hopefully you’ll feel more up-beat when spring and summer eventually arrive –it’s a long time coming this year. Enjoy your grandchildren while you can. They grow up so quickly.
<3

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 18 Mar 2013 09:12

Travel gets to me Suzanne. I think it makes you very tired and tetchy.

And the roads are no fun now. I was taught to drive positively ie move forward when you could, drive at speeds suitable for conditions. Now roads are like a minefield with speed cameras, 20mph through villages, cameras to watch if you jump a light, mobile speed enforcement vans, bumps, chicanes, sleeping policemen. And other drivers are so aggressive these days - particularly girls in their 20's, I find.

Usually I only drive a few miles to work. But last fortnight I have been working in Swansea area. And I am very tired and exhausted.

If it is any consolation, I don't think it matters what age you are. You can be 30 or 80 - driving for work is no fun. :-(

GinN

GinN Report 18 Mar 2013 13:49

Don't worry, Suzanne, once the hormones level out, life picks up again! :-D

Merlin

Merlin Report 18 Mar 2013 13:57

Liked the bit about Dying your Hair :-D Sasha said to me the other day,Oh your hair is growing,My reply was,Which One?

terryj

terryj Report 18 Mar 2013 14:35

i am 62 coming on 18
you are as old as you mind wants to be
still ride my scooter up and down the country to rallies
still do the occasional bit of dancing
when the pain is more than the pleasure then i will have to find something else to do

grow old disgracefully is the way to go :-D

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 18 Mar 2013 14:44

Way to go Terry!!! :-D :-D :-D

terryj

terryj Report 18 Mar 2013 15:29

forgot to add lots of ski holidays

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kids
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