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I’m feeling so blue today. I just want to go on vacation by myself, I’m feeling that I’ve lost myself somehow or is it just the hormones on being 40yrs old in November?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Could be a combination of everything. This may be the time to do exactly what you said - go somewhere by yourself. Even if it’s just a day devoted to you. Maybe a meditation retreat, a spa, somewhere quiet so you can think or just relax. I’ll be 50 on my next birthday and I’ve been exactly where you are. Seems like every decade I go through some sort of change. It’s ok to feel this way.




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      Yana Berlin wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Or maybe it’s just one of those days?

      Hope you feel better soon.




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      Jan Orga wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • I’m 52 and pushing 53 in January - have had more of those days than I care to think about, HOWEVER...I’ve finally learned to embrace them and enjoy the time alone. Go somewhere or do something special for yourself. Value yourself. This year I’ve taken more time for myself than ever before - I believe I’m a better wife and mother because of it. You are not alone!




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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Been there and yes it does make you want to go some place and just be alone, but things will get better. Wishing you well soon. ((((HUGS))))heart




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      Coralee Flug wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • (( hugs )) a great book and a glass of wine can even be a mini vacation - embrace 40 it really is FABulous. Hope you are feeling better soon.




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • I had days, even weeks like that.  I think it’s a pretty common feeling.  And sometimes I just take off and take a one day road trip.  Makes me feel lots better.




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      Nerissa wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • Nothing a bubble bath and scented candles can’t cure, at least it works for me.




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      Rose Nino wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • You deserve to do something special for yourself. I hope you will feel better soon!  

      Hugz heartheart




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      Hbrose wrote Sep 29, 2010
    • It might be hormones, it might be the thought of turning 40, could be many different reasons why you feel the way you are. Not that its a solution or fix, but some times getting away by yourself if very insightful.  And as I found in my recent alone travels, very therapeutic for the mind, body and soul. If you have the means and desire, try it. Get away somewhere by yourself, it may do you a world of good.  It did me.  happy




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      Lori Logan wrote Sep 30, 2010
    • that is a VERY common feeling. one I find very hard to shake.  everyone is right, you have to do something for yourself.  As “nurturers” (is that a word? LOL) we put everyone first.  we need to love ourselves as well.  even if you can’t afford a spa day, pick some wild flowers and put them in a pretty vase or empty jar.  bet that will give you a little smile  estatic




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      Kathryn O'Hara wrote Sep 30, 2010
    • Oh yes, that feeling is familiar...My coping method is to go for walks.  Long walks by myself.  And someone always wants to come with me, but I don’t let them!   Another coper for me: I bought a beautiful journal and every day, I jot down something that I am thankful for in my life.  Over the months it has become a reflection of the good things in my life and on bad days, it is a personal reminder that, “all is well.”  

      But there have been days where I write stuff like, “I am thankful I didn’t stab my husband in his sleep last night...”   haha!




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      Cocofix41 wrote Sep 30, 2010
    • It could be a combination of both honey.
      I was in your shoes when i turned 40 but its OK to age and women today seem to embrace our 40s as the sexiest age to be in because we are SMARTER than weve ever been, SEASONED to perfection with confidence and comfortable in our own skin and that is worth more than anything in the world.
      Be kind to yourself honey, youre in a wonderful new decade and I hope you embrace it .




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      Cathie Beck wrote Oct 1, 2010
    • I have fond memories of my 40’s. ;oD  I finally didn’t feel like a plain jane and I had enough good career experience behind me that gave me confidence and life began to be viewed as an adventure. I emerged a beautiful butterfly... or maybe an awesome moth? LOL  

      Butterfly or moth, I hope you do take some time for yourself and do exactly what you want to do for having an adventure.  

      Cathie




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