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I am pleased to share my birthday with the likes of Kirk Cameron, the late Doris Grau (voice of Lunchlady Doris on THE SIMPSONS) and ....drum roll..... Andy Dill, Colton Ford and HUGH JACKMAN (f**kin' a!)

 

I am also unsure how to react to sharing my birthday with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Adam Rich, and Susan Anton. :0)

 

I'm trying to consider myself middle-aged, but am fighting it. The term has a lot of unflattering associations, in my mind anyway.

 

Any thoughts from other people who have lived through this part of life already?

 

***No hijacks, please***

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When I came out at 17, I assumed that at 40 I would stop having sex, since it seemed gross for someone that old to still be doing it. At 40 I still had a body and was still getting hit on by younger guys, but I found my heart wasn't really in it anymore, so in fact I did cut back drastically on my sexual activity, and focused more on my career. Nevertheless, I did hire more escorts the year that I was 42 than in any other. I don't think my experience was atypical: you will probably find that your lifesyle and interests are starting to change as you enter a new phase of life. Happy birthday!

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My first thought is "Happy Birthday!"

 

I just turned 62 last week and am here to tell you that age is part of the deal, but not the major part. Laughing, helping out a friend, getting a little smarter than you were yesterday, and hanging out with people who love you are the major things, at least for me. And I'm doing more of those things at 62 than I was at 42. At 42, I was 80% concerned about what others thought of me, and 20% concerned about what I thought of me. The balance is the other way around now. And you know that we Libra's pay attention to balance!

 

As far as l'amour, there were definitely more hotties after me at 22 than at 42, and more at 42 than at 62. But not to brag or anything, and knock on wood, I did get lucky twice last Thursday, and once yesterday. And I have a pretty good feeling about tomorrow. And for those really dry spells, there are all these excellent choices in the Land of the Hoo!

 

And my final thought for you today is of Bobby McFerrin, who advised us: "Don't Worry, Be Happy!"

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Relax Friendofsheila. Sit back and enjoy it. I turn 65 on the 24th of this month and in many ways life has never been better. I'm retired and answer to no schedule other than my own. I go where I want when I want and if others don't like my style -- fuckem. I only discovered the joys of sex with other men 3 1/2 years ago and am still having a great time. Though I don't get hit on because of my sexy body the escort world is full of gorgeous guys ready and willing to fulfill all of my fantasies. All in all life if pretty damn good.

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>I'm trying to consider myself middle-aged, but am fighting it.

> The term has a lot of unflattering associations, in my mind

>anyway.

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I chatted with a friend yesterday and decided that if I don't resemble any of those unattractive characteristics I associate with middle-age (not active, not fit, more interested in working a remote control than learning about things, et.al.) then I'm not middle-aged! Yay!

 

Thanks for all your nice feedback!

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Totally agree with everything that Epigonos wrote in his message. I will turn 65 on Sunday the 16th of October. I remember distinctly myy 42nd birthday--23 years ago. I had just returned to the US after living abroad for nearly 15 years. That birthday was much, much more stressful than any since.

Your 40's can be exciting and fulfilling and rewarding all at the same time. I agree with the poster who pointed out that you are more likely to more concerned with "others" than yourself as you age. "Things" become less important and people take centre-stage. Those in their 20's who don't see you, aren't worth worrying about.

 

Happy Birthday and many, many, many more.

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