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Old 11-10-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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If you had to be one age for the rest of your life, what would you choose and why?



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Hmm, that's a fun thing to think about! Can I choose age 35 but still be retired? I wouldn't want to have to go back to work. At 35 I was super fit and healthy (I should have appreciated it more then!), very active in outdoor activities, young enough to enjoy the night life, but old enough to have gained valuable life experiences and wisdom.
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I was remarried and happy. My boys were teenagers and still home. Both my parents were alive and well. My little sister had not been diagnosed with Polycythemia vera so she was well. I was middle aged, but still strong and had enough life experience to be a pretty together person. I had a job I still loved and worked with a great team of teachers.
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I loved the year I was 21. I was enjoying college life, learning a lot, had a supportive boyfriend...limited responsibility and plenty of fun.

I guess it would be sad to miss out on my Peace Corps experience, my dh, my long and happy career as a teacher, and my children, though...Really, every age and stage had its good points, but there are 3 or 4 specific years I wouldn’t mind never revisiting!
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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That's a hard question! I think for me it would be when I was 23. That was the year I met my DH and it's been a fun ride ever since!


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I would say 40. That year ours boys were 12 and 9, we had just gotten DD (then our newborn foster child) who was the daughter for whom we had longed, we were in our new home, DH had just been promoted and back then teaching was a joy!

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Or forty would be my two best ages. Full of energy. Confident and established in my career as a teacher. My mother was alive and well as were some other dear folks I miss to this day.
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40. Life was good.
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We had our cozy house in Caribou. DH was an assistant pastor in a church full of people who cared for our family. Motherhood was in full swing. The kids were 3 and 4 and loved to play-full of imagination. I learned to can and made all kinds of pickles and preserves. It was only a 90 min drive to DH grandparents. They loved seeing us and always made me feel so welcomed. We didn't have our sweet third child then, but I'm sure that would have happened. UMPI was close enough I could have completed my degree and started teaching. My biggest regret was selling our little gray house in ME.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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I like the age I am now, but I was RETIRED, five pounds thinner, and very healthy at age 62, so I'm going with that age...


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