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Old 02-20-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
 
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Default Being 30's not so bad...so far.

I just turned 30 less than a month ago. I've always heard that once you hit 30 its time to grow up. I still have a few relatives telling me "it's time to settle down." I'm just like, "what? settle down? Already? I've just begun to live" I do get those, "OMG!! I'm 30! I'm going to die soon! I haven't accomplished ish!!!" feelings. Then, I have the, "I'm a grown a$$ woman!! no body can tell me what to do!! I can do what I want!!" moments.

So for all of you who have reached thirty, how did you feel? was it the same? no difference?

And for those who havent reached 30 what are your expectations?

And those who are way beyond 30, does life get better, because it kinda sucks right now or is it just me???
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
 
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I still feel 24. Apart from paying all my own bills and having a job I have no intention of being a 'grown up' any time soon.

When I got to 30 I did freak out a bit because I hadn't reached all the milestones I had expected to reach by 30, but no f*cks are given now.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
 
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I still feel 17 most of the time...maybe 18 by now, I *am* 31 after all.
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30 Things That Are Awesome About Being 30
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
 
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I've always heard that once you hit 30 its time to grow up.
Well, that's the biggest pile o' bull poops I've ever heard.

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Oh my word, I busted out laughing so hard at this one!!!

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #7
 
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I had a harder time turning 29 than 30. I felt good on my 30th birthday. Something did feel different, and good. I have enjoyed. I am still a big, goofy, kid at heart but I also felt wiser. At 37 that feeling as grown, along with another feeling. A secret power otherwise known as approaching your sex-u-al peak.

I may turn into a praying mantis any day now
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I never had expectations so I haven't been disappointed that I didn't meet them. You have to have some sucky times in order to appreciate the great times.

By the time I turned 30 I had been married 10 years, had owned 2 houses including my dream house, had 4 dogs, a cat, a guinea pig, ducks and chickens, a car, a truck, a motorcycle. It wasn't all fun and games but it was a great time. But the 40's were even better because by then you just don't give a fig about so many things that bother you or worry you when you're 'young'.

I've been a responsible 'adult' since I was a kid, but I've never grown up thank goodness. Being silly, doing things I enjoy, taking time for myself, not worrying so much about tomorrow, no longer mourning my lost youth, doing what I want, wearing what I want, saying what I want - those are the benefits of being in your 50's. I love it here.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
 
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I always felt like turning 30 would feel weird, but then I did turn 30 and the world didn't blow up and I still acted just like a 14 year old boy so it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

I'll be turning 38 *faints* in about a month which I refer to as "almost 40" and this whole turning 40 thing is starting to get to me a little bit.

I'm not sure why, but 38 seems eons older than 37 when I say it out loud.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:01 PM   #10
 
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Being 30's not so bad...so far.-imageuploadedbycurltalk1361394041.296914.jpg

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #11
 
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"On my 30th birthday, I took a long look in the mirror and realized I wasn't a young girl anymore..."

Who can identify that line??

I actually looked in the mirror on my 30th birthday and said recited that. LOL

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You get used to it, I guess.

I finally stopped smoking, got pregnant for the first time and then married, all at age 30. So, 30 was a big deal to me and marked some important milestones. Never thought about it before, but yes, 30 was when I grew up

Blehhhhhhh who am I kidding? I still feel and act like I did when I was 16.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:23 PM   #12
 
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I felt nothing, it was just another year older. I noticed since my late 20s my physical energy levels have been declining but that's it. I don't know what growing up is but I've always strived to be financially independent and I'm not behind on that.

Traditional folks may say I still act like I'm in my 20s. I find that statement insulting but whatever. I don't believe everyone should be the same.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #13
 
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Spider what was it from? a movie? a book? tv?

I can tell i'm getting older. i dont have the energy, i cant drink like i use to, and i look at yound people and shake my head.

I have always been the adult i my household. Even as a child, for the pass ten years I have been telling my self i'm goin gto live! I'm going to go on an adventure, a vaction, have fun, not be responisible! every year somethings comes up and i'm more "adult " than ever! I feel like when i finally have the chance to be "young" i will be to old to even move!

I'm hoping my parents will grow up before they are 60 then I can be the irresponsible teenager i never got the chance to be. right now one of my favorite pass times is picking out tea, coming home and drinking it while knitting or baking or talking about knitting and baking. I even hang out with my boss! what young person does this???
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Hitting 30 in November...29 has been rough, but I'm taking this time to get all of my anxieties out...I'm going to enjoy myself at every age. My son will keep me forever young and my hubby makes me feel like teen...
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:45 PM   #15
 
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On my 30th birthday I was depressed. It's so weird when people say your early 30s mean you're old since your 20s aren't that long ago. Lol. I am 32 now. The ironic thing is that I did look forward to my 30s. It meant reaching financial security while still being young enough to enjoy it. My body changed in my late 20s, and I've had to exercise more to keep my muscle tone, but that might be because of my sedentary job. However, I feel more confident, still look like I'm in my mid-20s and like others have said, I feel freer to speak my mind and I don't care so much what others think of me.
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I'd love to be 30 again. 30 is so young! I wish I had appreciated it more when I was there.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:59 PM   #17
 
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I don't remember actually turning thirty, though I do remember the clock I thought was a load of bull started ticking. I thought, hmm, I'm a grown up now, time to have children. And I did, Still didn't really feel grown up enough to be having kids though. I enjoyed my 30's, having kids meant everything changed and I liked it.
I'm turning 50 in a few weeks, I still feel I'm 26.
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35 grew my a$$ up fast. but seriously, I think I don't feel fully grown because I don't have kids. But but still


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I've never had a problem speaking my mind. I've never had a censor or edit button. I have found now that I ma older somethings are best left unsaid.

I'm not where i want to be financially or career wise. And i feel like i really dont have the energy to go back to school right now. i know i want to, but i barely have the energy to get out of bed in the morning. i also feel like my brain is dying.
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