Happy birthday - I'm getting ready for 45 on Tuesday. I'm in kind of the same boat you are - I don't feel much different than when I was 30. Aside from the eyesight getting a little fuzzier, I don't feel like much has changed.
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22 was the only birthday that was a little bit disappointing. It was the first time I was only a year older and not approaching any privilege milestones. I'm 45 now and agree that I don't feel much different than I did then. I don't play football any more because falling down hurts more, but other than that life is good if not better.
Turning 40 wasn't a big deal whatsoever. I'm faster now than I've ever been. At 30 I thought running 10k was impossible and now that would be my short run. I can afford more but want less. I still feel 20 and act that way far too many times.
Hey PDex & Snap. I agree. 25 was much more traumatic...probably because I was in my twenties and still neurotic as hell. (Now, I'm just neurotic as heck.)
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