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Mid-Life Fear of a Yuppie

“Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.”

Last night, I was prancing and trying to get some sleep when suddenly, I thought about getting old, a reality I am hoping to avoid simply because I’m afraid of it.

At 30, I already dread about getting old. I enjoy so much my life now and can hardly imagine what my life would be when I’m what they refer to as senior citizen (in Marikina though, our oldies coined a new word for oldies — they call themselves active adults).

Oh well, it’s still too early to worry about that now. I just wanted, through this site, to tell my mice (my term of endearment for my mom which is pronounced mays in tagalog) that I love her so much and I’m sorry that I sometimes (or oftentimes) neglect her needs and situation as an almost 70-yr old woman. My mice doesn’t even know how to turn on a PC so I’ll just tell her myself tonight.

Got this in my email today, I think it’s funny, probably because I’m still not into the cited situations. Maybe I’ll read this again after 30 years and see If I would be able to even force a smile.

* Everything hurts; and what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work.

* The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals.

* You feel like the morning after and you haven’t been anywhere.

* Your children begin to look middle aged.

* Your mind makes contracts that your body can’t meet.

* You look forward to a dull evening.

* You turn out the lights for economic rather than romantic reasons.

* You sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going.

* Your knees buckle and your belt won’t.

* You regret all those mistakes you made resisting temptation. *

* Your back goes out more than you do.

* You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.

* You have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine cabinet.

* You know all the answers but nobody asks you the questions.

What about you, what do you fear?

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7 Responses to Mid-Life Fear of a Yuppie

  1. kengkay says:

    naku, dont worry about getting old lalo ka tatanda 😀 simply enjoy life and blog on!

  2. mhel says:

    sis kengks…

    hahaha! ur ryt! 😀

  3. manilenya says:

    hehehe ako yata e hindi na tatanda 🙂

  4. mhel says:

    sis manilenya…

    gud for u 😀

  5. Jennie says:

    honestly sis, i never felt afraid of getting old until i turned 3-1 last september! i was with our class bunch then. i don’t know what it was, it was probably the variety of class group that we have. gasp! believe me before this, when i get asked about my age, i’d practically stop and think because i lost count at 22! hahaha!

    let’s just grow old beautifully, shall we?! 🙂

  6. jp says:

    di ka naman mukang 30 ah…
    pansin ko lang, pag healthy mas batang tingnan. look at bronx, kala mo 23 lang, 35 na pala. hehehehe.

    basta ako fear ko death of my loved ones and friends. kaya mag exercise ka ha at ingatan health. malulungkot ako pag… alam mo na…

  7. mhel says:


    “di ka naman mukang 30 ah…
    pansin ko lang, pag healthy mas batang tingnan. ”

    sa lahat ng cnv mo, ito ang pinakagusto ko. 😀
    kumusta naman ito — “malulungkot ako pag… alam mo na… joke ba ito or tlagang malulungkot ka hehehe…

    sis jen…

    “let’s just grow old beautifully, shall we?! :-)”
    agree! 😀

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