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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 10:18 AM   11
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I often feel old because I work with a lot of millennials and the generational differences can be fairly stark sometimes. However, I don't feel so old about being a first time mom because I have many friends around my age who just had kids themselves. I also have an 8 year old step-son, so I don't look so much like an older new mom to others.

I think a lot of woman these days are waiting to be successful in their careers or at least very stable in their lives before bringing a kid into it.



 
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Old Feb 27th, 2017, 03:43 AM   12
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I certainly don't feel like I'm 40, I don't look it. Eek it still sounds wrong when I say 'I'm 40' it just can't be possible! I was only 30 what feels like a couple of years ago! So yes I think she is somewhat a state of mind!



 
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Old May 30th, 2017, 16:38 PM   13
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Advice from my Grandma: You're only as old as you feel.

Im 35, pregnant with my second and feel too old for this lol but Im really not, its just my attitude



 
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Old May 23rd, 2018, 08:02 AM   14
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Honestly, I think it's societal pressure. People are living much longer than they used to with medical technology advancing. Yet, we (anyone over 35) are still treated like it's unacceptable especially by the doctors!!! Which makes us (or at least ME) feel like there's something wrong with it. Even though it's constantly on the news that women are waiting until they're older; it's like a trend.

Personally, I think that women having "second families" when in homes with teenagers helps immensely because teens get to live the reality of babies, thus putting them off of the glamour of it.

Additionally, it's a social class thing. As a student of Sociology and whether people like it or not, or agree with it or not, there are social classes; it's not just money, it's mind frame, which is backed by money. Among higher social status you establish yourself first! Then you settle down. Being someone who has mingled between lower class and upper middle class I can personally vouch for the statistics. If I were being treated by middle class doctors pregnancy at my age would be normal.

There are many factors and, yes, I believe it's mostly societal. If we are constantly made to feel like we're wrong then we do. I am forced to "worry" about myself in specific ways even though that's not how I truly feel. Age isn't "just a number" it's a pressure inflicted by others. It's used against us always! Truth is: you're only as old as you feel!!! Which is true because my aunt always wanted to be respected like an elderly woman, her hair was completely gray by the time she was 28 years old. I'm 40 and pass for as young as 27; mostly because I don't WANT to be old. In spite of age I feel like there's a life I haven't yet lived.



 
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Old May 23rd, 2018, 10:02 AM   15
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I think you can have a young spirit at any age. Eventually no matter how young your spirit is age is going to catch up with your body. I wouldn't say I feel old as such but pregnancy has gotten harder on my body as I got older. Even with a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle you can't stop the clock.

I do joke that I feel old in a social sense sometimes. When you don't recognise the latest pop stars and think teen fashion looks stupid you know things have changed, lol.



 
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