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Old 01-06-2015, 11:07 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I would say, "exercise more regularly."


You will experience the decline and death of your mother, but be OK after all. You will be able to cope when she passes. The experience will change you but you will be better for it.

You will experience the slow death of a close friend, but you will gain much from the experience. It will painful forever, but you will never forget. You are stronger than you know.

You will love retirement!

You eat too many carbs.

You WILL move to the PNW.

You WILL sell the house.

You are going to have 2 grandchildren. Rejoice!

You are going to learn more about love and friendship in this decade than you ever knew before.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:10 PM
Location: Texas
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Stop taking everything so seriously.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:57 PM
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I don't remember or relate at all to 2005. I remember 2004 (not the best of years) and 2006 (things were looking way up) but 2005 slipped through the cracks of my memory.

I guess my advice would have been "Whatever is going on right now, you'll entirely forget it in just a few years, you're gonna be healthy and happy, so live in the moment, enjoy the good stuff and don't sweat the bad stuff."
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:41 PM
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Originally Posted by newenglandgirl View Post
'You've come a long way, baby."
LOL...I would say the same thing. I moved back to my home town in 2005 determined to 'make changes'. And I did but took my sweet time doing it. The ONLY thing I would change, if I could, would be my employment. I was so stupid not to get the job I have now back then. I would've been fully vested, have all the bennies I wanted...which I do anyway...and be making a decent hourly wage. I wouldn't have had to start my SS early and lose some of my benefits. Hindsight hurts. Otherwise I still believe I've "come a long way".
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