Do You Ever Feel Your Age

Billy Connolly once said, “One day you bend over and you groan, you never did it before, but you always do it from that moment on.’

It’s funny how age creeps up on you. But I believe you can think yourself old. I try to think myself young. Which means that I have to listen to some people ask me, ‘Aren’t you a bit old to do that?’ 😂 But I am very, very lucky as I haven’t got any health issues (yet!) I guess genes have something to do with it? My 6 uncles lived to a ripe old age. One was running marathons until he was 82 and another was horse riding until he was 80. The seventh son is in the photo granny is holding as he’d emigrated to Canada.

My dad was the only one who didn’t make it. (Far right) He had a brain tumour at 58. But that was apparently caused by the noise of the guns at El Alamein, so we can book that down to Adolf Hitler.

I have found though, that I am doing a lot more than I used to and that’s an age thing. It’s a race against time. I’m trying to fit in as much as I can, the clock is ticking, ‘tick, tock.’ I’ve got 91,000 words of a second novel written. This one is a love story and I might offer a refund to anyone who doesn’t cry after they’ve read it 😂 Now there’s a sales gimmick.

So, do you have any tricks you use to stop yourself ageing, I wonder?

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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57 Responses to Do You Ever Feel Your Age

  1. Love the photo Charlie – truly of its time. All those ties. For me it is fiddling around on the guitar.

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  2. Jay says:

    My body hurts all the time and has since I was 20 – it ages me when I’m not mobile, or I walk slowly, stooped over, limping.
    But in my head, I just can’t relate to the number. I’m how old?
    My mother used to tell me she always felt 16, and it would horrify me, but now I know what she means (though I don’t feel 16, thank god).
    To fight aging I mostly use expensive creams. 😉

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    • That’s awful, poor you. As I said I am very, very lucky. But yes, immobility is also my worst enemy. Frankenstein’s monster first thing in the morning lol. My mum used to say she felt 19… I could never understand it either. I do now though 😉 Creams are good, I use baby oil 😉😀

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  3. Carla Milho says:

    Well , i think that the age is our state of mind , but sometimes our body do not follow that philosofy! 😜🤣I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  4. cheriewhite says:

    Great post, Charlie. Here lately, I’m having those aches and pains but I find that if I keep moving around, the aches eventually go away. It’s always worse in the morning until I make myself get up and move. Thank you for posting because this is relatable. 🙂

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  5. At the moment I’m just happy to keep breathing. I have been rather careless with my health over the years (based on the fact that our average family member who dies of old age tends to make 85-95) and it all came home to roost a few weeks ago. Currently dieting and actually taking notice of doctors. 🙂

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  6. I’m thinking of searching eBay for a suitable glove puppet . . .

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  7. Invisibly Me says:

    Wow, marathons at 82, that is impressive.

    I’m so sorry about your dad though. I didn’t realise a brain tumour could be caused by noise. Yikes. That’s absolutely awful.

    As for feeling your age, not having health issues I think definitely helps. I’m 33 now – in my head I’m still 19, in my body I’m 99 and waiting for my Telegram from the Queen next year. But you’re right, you can think yourself old. I’ve seen it happen. The grumpiness, the feeling like everything is a hassle, the negativity. It makes you older. Think yourself young and act young, always.

    Laughter is a good anti-ageing tool. Better than L’oreal Revitalift. And avoiding the news. I’m just watching Boris’ angering press conference and it’s aged me 20 years already.


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  8. Marjorie says:

    I think my sense of humor keeps me young. I will be “53” tomorrow but I don’t feel like I’m going to be “53”. Seems like yesterday I was a child 😄.

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  9. The Hinoeuma says:

    Ok. Far Right…sitting or standing?

    Seven sons. Oh, my. I have longevity on my maternal side. The paternal side, not so much.

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    • Standing, I’m the opposite, maternal side was shocking, so I’m hoping it they were girl genes? There are times in my life that I really knew what I was talking about 😂


      • The Hinoeuma says:

        My maternal side was my mom and her four brothers. Her eldest brother passed in 2018 @ 83 (he was 12 years older than she was and the other three were after her) but, the rest are still around. Her youngest brother is just 10 years older than I am. My grandfather passed in 1992 @ 84 and my grandmother passed in 2007 @ 91…and I was born on her birthday.

        My dad and his younger brother are still around but, my grandfather passed in 1986 @ 61 and my grandmother passed in 2000 @ 73. They were both in poor health.

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      • So do like me, I work on the principle you get your genes from your mum if your a girl and your dad if your a boy 😉


  10. As it reads on my blog I am a 73 year old that acts like a 20 year old. Attitude really helps. If my trainer or anyone gives me something to do, I will always exceed what they ask.

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  11. chattykerry says:

    I am convinced that the Pandemic has made us all feel older, no matter what our age. I have had to start a very restrictive diet to attempt to control my cholesterol and do cardio. Both have made me feel more lithe but I still feel aged when I look in the mirror. Mostly it is my attitude and the sense of feeling trapped because of the Delta variant. On a funnier note, when I am doing squats my knees make very strange noises…

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  12. Carolyn Page says:

    Luv Billy Connolly; always have, always will. 😀
    As for aging, Charlie; you know me!!! We are still under lockdown – probably will be until we hit 70% fully vaxxed (in my state of NSW) estimated mid Oct… Yay! K and I can’t go dancing for this reason plus K’s knee is still keeping him grounded. I really am unsure if we will ever be able to dance again!
    However, Charlie, at seventy one I continue to surprise myself with backwards aging. I’m currently doing a bit of bodybuilding type exercises and am so overjoyed by the results. I’m allowing myself to eat a little more – food is needed for muscle building.
    Anyway, it’s a lot of fun and I’m even enjoying the muscle aches!
    So sorry to read about your dad. Seems so many suffered this type of injury. 😦
    And can’t wait for your novels to become available. A refund for not crying!!! I’ll have the tissues handy…

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    • That’s bad, Carolyn, the dancing and the lockdown, fingers crossed for Oct. The body building sounds fun and yup, you need the extra protein 😀
      Thank you, Dad was years ago, I was 16 so it’d be 1973 lol. Second book is complete as of last night so now begins the editing 😀xx

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      • Carolyn Page says:

        Yes, I was inspired to add salmon to my vegan diet some time back, which I’m enjoying immensely. Also, a little chicken is finding its way into my diet too.
        Good Luck… Editing is the ‘worst’ part, I’ve found… 🙂

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      • Lurve, Salmon, chickens good but I’m not too keen on other meats. Luckily I haven’t seen much of my farming family recently so haven’t had to suffer the confused, dark glares now im not eating beef😂

        I’ve been very lucky recently with editing a friend of mine has offered to do it and is very picky lol. The input has been invaluable 😁

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      • Carolyn Page says:

        Me too, salmon is yum! Chicken is OK. Other meats don’t like me!!! They don’t digest well in my tummy.

        So good to have an editing friend. Keep us updated. 😀 I’m looking forward to having a read of both books…

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  13. What a lovely evocative photo. Thanks for sharing it!

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