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#1 Peterpools

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:11 PM

It's been a journey for me the past few months. I turned 70 this past November and for nearly a year before just couldn't come to grips with becoming a true senior. It's taken time to realize aging is part of life and the trick is to keep aging. Being depressed served no purpose other then to loose precious time over nothing, as reversing the hands of time is impossible, let a lone making me feel miserable all the time. Memories remain memories and each day offers something new. How hard it was for me to comprehend that.

During the year before turning 70's I also started to become frustrated with modeling and just seemed to loose interest in most projects, spending less and less time at the bench. I thought a change in venue, a change in building something different and maybe another forum for a while might help. I failed miserably, accomplished absolutely nothing, building and finishing nothing; the frustration and depression was even worse and I wound up doing nothing at all.

I did my share of lurking to see how everyone and the forum was doing, what was new and what was coming. I found myself becoming more and more interested and intrigued and maybe, just maybe the juices might start to flow. I read and followed the thread about my brother and I leaving and wanted to reach out and respond. Selfishly for me the answer was to leave until I understood why. I was deeply humbled and knew it would take some time but I would eventually come home.

Being away has run it's course, help me understand and pointed me back on that path. Not building gave me more time to think and to find answers for myself.

Please accept my apologies for leaving so selfishly.

The Keep 'em coming Kid is finally home, looking forward to enjoying all my friends and friendships

and some new work as well.

Peter

PS I just saw Wolf's post and thought this would be the perfect time to jump in


Edited by Peterpools, 06 December 2017 - 10:13 PM.

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#2 Phartycr0c

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

Welcome back home Peter, You were very much missed. Time to hit the modelling mat again.                                                        :post1:  Again! 


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#3 harvey

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:36 PM

Buddy your not alon see. I turned 68 in Oct. and it hit pretty hard. Then I saw a saying on FB of all places that said " someone told me to act my age to witch I said, I don't know how to. I've never been this age be for." Anyway you have been missed. Apoleges accepted and all that. Welcome home my friend.....Harv
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#4 Peterpools

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:49 PM

Thanks dave

Just good to be home and with all my friends

Peter


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#5 Peterpools

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

Harv

Much appreciated my friend and when you turn 70, I'll know exactly what advice not to give you.

Missed you Buddy

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#6 Iain (32SIG)

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:09 PM

Welcome back Peter!

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:13 PM

Wadda ya mean becoming a senior at age 70? Nonsense! 

You are just entering middle age. 

I have been in denial for many more years than you have spent on this earth, and your age is really dependent on your attitude.

If you think you are old you will behave as if you are old and that my friend, is the beginning of the downward spiral.

If you say you are old you will think you are old and if you think you are old you will  become old.

Now if you will excuse me I have to get back on my dhow and sail up the Nile.

:punk:

P.S. There is nothing sacred about building models, It is just a hobby. Sometimes it is good to take time off from an intense hobby. like maybe 10, 20 years. When you return to the hobby after a while you may find that you have a new outlook on it and can enjoy it as much as you used to..


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#8 AVbob

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:34 PM

WOW and I'm freaking out about turning 60 next Oct. Way to put it in perspective. Thanks for making me feel better.

I hope to read your new posts 30yrs from now.  :thumbsup:  


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:54 PM

Welcome back Peter!! I'm truly smiling seeing you back around as I missed the ol' "keep em coming". Your a big influence around these parts and I really look forward to what you bring back.
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:56 PM

Isn't 70 the new 50? Or something like that?

Peter, I'm glad to see you back. It's always been a pleasure to watch you work, even when it hasn't gone to plan.

I'm looking forward to your next WIP.

Carl
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:58 PM

Pete, welcome back my man. As we go thru life our metabolism

changes. I won't go on as tho I'm some kind of neuro science

professor, but even mild depression and anxiety is a purely

chemical imbalance. My heartbeat went wacky a couple of years

ago and had a few anxiety attacks. They put me on some medications

and I feel 'normal' again. It's not in you mind, it's in your chemistry.

Talk to your Doc.


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#12 Martinnfb

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:42 AM

Let us blame Zoukei Mura :)

There is no need to apologize Peter, you owe nothing to nobody. Your contributions are priceless, delighting this forum with quality work and your sympathetic humour of a gentleman makes this environment breathable.

Thank You for that!

Cheers

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#13 The Southern Bandit

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:34 AM

Welcome back Peter.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:35 AM

Welcome back, Peter.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:37 AM

Welcome back, my friend! Just in time for Christmas, too!

I think those ages that end the decade (40, 50, etc.) are always the hardest to take for most folks. I'll be 49 in a few weeks, and 50 is looming. Seems great compared to 70 or 80, but it's a bit sobering from where I'm at.

Tim
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