If you didn't know how old you were, how old do you think you are?

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  1. Hoot Owl

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    This is a new favorite quote/question of mine. I don't remember who said it, but it's stuck with me.

    I guess you have to have had a lot of birthdays to make this really relevant but then I think that many young people feel a lot older than they really are.

    I'm almost 56 and think I'm about 25 most of the time. I still love to have fun, travel, and I think a lot of people my age are getting really old. Today, I'm blessed with very good health and do all I can to maintain it. I think I'm older if I'm trying to maintain the level of exercise I did even five years ago so I really need to hit it a little harder.

    So, how old do you "think" you are?
     
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    If I didn't know my age I would think I am 45. I'm actually about to turn 36. I have a feeling that once I'm done raising my daughter I'm going to be a lot younger. :)
     
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    A lot of the time, I still feel like an awkward teen, even though I am 28. So, if I didn't know, I would go with 17.
     
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    I'm 35.
    I think I'm 26.
     
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    I would say about 25. I am 30. I still think I am a kid. lol. I never look in the mirror or look at my life and think I am an adult. lol.

    BF is 33 but I think he is 12. lol
     
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    About 16. It is hard for me to think about how long ago I was in high school. And I don't feel almost 30.

    On the other hand, I have always been very mature in aspects of my life- my views on drinking, marriage, relationships, etc.... So, maybe I am 50.....

    So- I FEEL 16 but act like I am 50!
     
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    Middle-aged.

    I'm 23, but I really feel like I'm 50ish a lot of the times.

    This is the age group I enjoy talking with the most.
     
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    I'm in my late 20s. Most of the time, I still feel like an awkward teenager inside.

    Today, my feet feel like they're about 90 :lol:
     
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    Today?

    With 95 degree heat, the first day back and 3 kids still on vacation (and bikcering with each other pretty constantly at this point)?????


    At leat 100. Maybe 150.

    Most of the time, though, I feel my age: 51. I'm comfortable in my own skin and with where I am in life.
     
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    I'm 48. I'm not sure how that's supposed to feel. But I feel great, happy, blessed.
     
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    I'm 29, but most of the time I feel like I'm still in that awkward teenage stage where I'm not comfortable in my skin.
     
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    I'm 56, but my brain feels as active as it was in my 20's. My body wants to feel 25, but I have to say...getting up from sitting on the floor just isn't as easy as it used to be! I think I feel younger because I still have children at home so my brain thinks I'm not as old as I am.
     
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    I think I'm my exact age. I've gradually matured mentally over the years, so in my mind, I'm all of my 40+++. The years I've lived have made such an impact on my life that I could never say I think I'm younger than I am.
     
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    Right now, I feel like I'm 542. I didn't know it was possible to be this run down and to still be breathing.
     
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    Hugs mmswm! It does get better as your kids get older. Are you eating healthily?
     
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    Healthy? What's that? I do my best. It's been a very long year. I'm sure it will get better soon.
     
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    I'm 23, I feel much older, both physically and mentally. Maybe 35ish?
     
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    I'm 58. I feel "5."
     
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    My body feels like it is around 70. My mind feels like it is in my early-late teens, still shy and afraid to speak up in case I get in trouble!
     
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    "Healthy" means a good, hearty glass of orange juice.... with your donut!
     
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    I'll be 32 tomorrow!

    After just completing the first full week of school, at a new school, along with being 15 weeks pregnant... I feel much older. :yawn::yawn:

    All I do is work and sleep these days, but as I get adjusted to the new school maybe that will change...!
     
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    Oh, in that case, my diet is FANTASTIC! :lol:
     
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    With all the life experiences I've had at a young age (I'm 29 now), I feel like I'm about 50. On the other hand, when life isn't calling....I like to act like a kid as much as possible :)
     
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    I'm 25 and I can feel anywhere from 15-50 depending on the day.
     

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