Ah, it's just labels! I actually don't think of myself as middle-aged still! And, I just turned 49 in November, both my kids are grown & on their own and I have a granddaughter. If there's a checklist for middle-aged, I'm sure I'd pass with flying colors, but to me, I'm just me.
Every time I have to check off a different "age box" on some sort of form, I find it hard to believe. And, I hear the AARP membership offers start coming at 50, so that'll probably pi$$ me off. LOL
So far, my forties were great and Oprah says at 50 that you are who you're meant to be. Finally! :-)
And, throughout history, especially recent history, middle-aged has certainly changed--it's a moving target. It wasn't too long ago that most of us would be quite "old" in our late forties since life expectancy was so low.
Last edited by BellaDeb; 01/19/10 05:05 PM.