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Your favourite age or time period in your life

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posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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I was just musing to myself, while my life has had it's ups and downs I have to say the age 29 to late 30's has been my favourite time period.
I travelled the world, I finally went to university, and enjoyed being dad at the stage my son was as a young child, all fun, magic and marshmallows.

My childhood was poor 70's and 80's Britain with 'hand me down' clothes off older brothers, and in a wretched society which was full of racism and gay beating (I'm not gay, but even as a child I knew it was wrong), Britain was horrible back then if you were not rich. Not a fat kid in school, everyone was poor.

My teens I ran hundreds of miles away from home aged 16 and lived/worked independently, and there was nothing my parents could legally do about it. I slept rough on the streets for six months January to May (what crazy person runs away in winter? lol), but got a break with a kitchen job and have never been homeless since. I built up a good life, got married, bought a house, but in my 20's I thought I knew it all but obviously didn't.

I'm early 40's now, and I'm still happy in my life, got my early 20's son living next door in his own home with his girlfriend, but I wish I was 29 again.
Those years were fantastic and I had more energy and drive than any other time in my life. If life had a rewind button I'd press it in a heartbeat!

So, what's the special age or time period for you? All stories of why will be gratefully read by me, I love human stories when I'm musing to myself about my own.




posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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I would say after I got out of school. 1991

When you have a job and can make independent decisions for yourself, you can start living the life you want.

Got married in 94 and am still with her.
Life is good.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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I would have to say anywhere in the 20 year period After I discovered the other thing my penis was for



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Oh wow man, well done

I got married in 95 but even though we split some years later she is still my most trusted and loved friend. We hook up for dinner or drinks most weeks.
......crap at husband and wife, but amazing as friends and parents working together.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Nice to hear about a split couple being adults after the split. That's a rare thing.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Lol

Classic bloke reply!



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Nice to hear about a split couple being adults after the split. That's a rare thing.

I was lucky, she's an amazing woman, I'd save her before me everytime, but she says the same lol
...just crap at being husband and wife, we played best of three at poker to decide who was going to be the divorce petitioner because neither of us wanted to be 'the one' lol, paid £50 to the court and filled the forms out ourselves, got joint parental responsibility order, sold the house, paid our bills off, then split the money.
No alimony, we both worked and shared 3/4 nights a week with our son and we both got either friday or saturday night off so we could still party.
Our son grew up as part of a family, just two locations. We went to every school meeting together, or his sports training evenings etc...most folk thought we were still together and were shocked we were/are such good friends.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

None. My life's been one hellacious disaster, even when I've nearly moved heaven and earth to fix the various messes. Spent childhood with abusive parents, had 25 years of my life destroyed by a woman I can use the literal terminology of 'witch' on, and it's just one continuous, unending struggle after another, without so much as time for a crap inbetween. Health problems, financial problems, paranormal problems (oh, thank you, you @*$#&^%^&@*! witch), Plus the daily recommended dose of the *usual* problems.

*sigh*



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: wylekat

Dude that sounds awful.
I hope things turn around for you.
...if only life had that rewind button.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:26 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Only 2 possible answers here for me.
1. Now. Why would I want to be anywhere other than here with my family today?
2. My teen years. Lack of responsibilities is utterly wasted on the young. I wish I could go back to the 90s, grab my teenage self by the nape of the neck, and shake some sense into myself. I took crap way too seriously and squandered the years.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:29 PM
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In my mid-twenties making the minimum wage of $2.10 working (hard) in a bookstore, living in a truly crappy "apartment" in one room and an old hallway in, of all places, Macon, Georgia. unmarried, no permanent attachments, no discretionary income to speak of. That's the time I look back on with nostalgia.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

1 - I'd rewind life to when I was 29 and my son was young. For sure I'd go through those years again.
2 - The 90's was a great period of raves and free parties for me. I don't regret anything from those days and would do it all again the same.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Good story

I lived in my share of crappy apartments until I married in my early twenties.
I'm actually loving my current early 40's to be honest, I've been single for a few years but have great female friends I go out with for meals etc but no committment aside from loving friendship and discretion.
Now my son has his own home with his girlfriend I don't really feel like 'dad' anymore, although he was sad about something the other week and came to me to talk, and I felt like dad again.

...I miss the days of buckets and spades at the beach when he was little though, they were magical times.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:42 PM
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Almost 50. Never known such a time.

Some of us were simply meant to be observers, not participants.

Such is life...



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 02:55 PM
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a reply to: SummerRain

Dude that sounds tragic.
50 is the new 40 these days though, I hope you find leisure and pleasure in your new decade when it comes.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 03:01 PM
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I feel like Roseanne Rosannadanna. "It's always something."



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
I feel like Roseanne Rosannadanna. "It's always something."

I had to google that and I'm still none the wiser after reading the wiki lol



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

I'd say from about 13ish to about 21... that time in my life was a total blast, just one big party where everything just came easy and I was 'obviously' the smartest person in the world.

... Yeah, reality probably kicked in at around about 21, gave me a bloody good hiding. Its basically been mostly downhill from there... lol.



posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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I have been with my wife since 1986 and married since 1991.

I loved the 80s, but I like the man I am right now the best.

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posted on Jul, 16 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Wow, what happened at 21?
I was partying and raving at free parties and festivals in my 20's, they were fantastic times.
The reason 29 to late 30's are my favourite was because life was a similar party, but with the love of being a parent and greater maturity.



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