Post # 1
TOMORROW!! Lately I’ve kinda been in a mood, I don’t know if it’s PMS or because I’m turning 30! I didn’t think that I was going to be all emotional about it because I know its just a number, but I am! Yesterday the Fi asked a question, I answered, and his response, “Why are you being so defensive!” I feel bad, but I just hope tomorrow will be a better day!
How did ya’ll feel when you approached the BIG 3-0!?
Post # 3
I’m not 30 yet…just turned 26.
Just wanted to say happy early bday though!!!
Post # 4
I just turned 28 – FI turns 30 next year and he freaks out every time I bring it up. It is just unbelievabe. I mean I remember my mom being in her 30s. And that show Thirty Something. I remember seeing that show when I was little and thinking “30 something????” Like I would never get that old LOL. I still feel like I should be in high school or something. It’s the strangest thing.
Post # 5
I think I’ll hopefully be OK with it. Once I turned 27 people started saying oh and she’s almost 30 – that kinda freaked me out and was like nooooooooooooo, come on give me these last few years at least.
But I think 30’s are really good years, it’s not all that emotional relationship, job, don’t know where you are in your life. I’m hoping for really good times in my 30s
Post # 6
I’m not ok with it…Turning 30 in 3 weeks. I get it too…it’s just a number, but that is a high number to me, lol. I know I should look at the positive…getting married in 3 months, have a great family and looking to start one of our own. But I also see the other side…divorced and don’t have any kids yet. I feel ya sista!!!
Post # 7
First of all CONGRATS & Happy Birthday!!!
It’s kind of a double edged sword for me. I finally feel like an official “grown-up” and that I’m happy with where I am in life – not concentrating so much on where I’m going. But on the other hand I’m also convinced that once I hit 30 my body totally changed. I gain a lot faster & lose slower. Cold/flu & workout recovery is a lot slower, etc. I can’t eat foods I used to either. But that could all be in my head too. LOL
Post # 8
My best years have taken place AFTER 30 =)(I am 34)
There were some goals that I had set for myself to be completed by the age of 30 and it was cool to see my checklist and realize that I had completed most of them. I would not have considered being married before the age of 30 just b/c I felt there was so much that I wanted to accomplish as a single person that I would need a while to get it done =)
Homewoner – check
established in my career – check
a certain amt in retirement – check
travel – check…although not as much as I wanted to
I actually met my fiance 3 weeks before I turned 31…right on schedule…LOL I just think the 30’s bring about so much more independece, confidence, knowledge of self than I had in my 20’s
Post # 9
I didn’t have any angst at all about reaching thirty– and so far, the thirties have been great! I agree with JamaicaBride– embrace it!
Can I ask why you’re having such trouble with it? Why are you seeing it as such a negative thing? If you talk to a lot of women in their 50s and 60s, they talk about all the exciting things that happened in their thirties– you’ll be getting married, building a life with your husband, moving up in your career, solidifying family bonds, taking time to travel, etc… all good things, right?
Post # 10
I’m turning 27 on December 22. You figure everyone would be saying oh hey happy birthday or hey what are your plans but instead they are saying uh-oh 3 more years, when are you getting married and having some kids.
GOD help me!
Post # 11
Thanks bees! I did have fun in my 20s, but I’ll EMBRACE my 30s!
JamaicaBride: Great advice…your checklist is on point with mine!! And I checked all of em, so thats not bad!!
jhphi: I’m not too upset with turning 30, its just that it came fast, I think. I do look forward to the years coming! I’m especially looking forward to spending my life w/ the Fi and hopefully starting our family soon!
Post # 12
Yeah, what IS it with that # that we freak out over?! I did the same thing awhile back, but it was because I wanted to be MARRIED by then and at that point I wasn’t even engaged. I seriously freaked out one night about it, and FH (BF at the time) didn’t understand what was upsetting me and so I kind of blurted it out. He had NO idea I had that sort of a timeline for myself.
Post # 13
I will be 31 in a month. My 30th was really no biggie…
I am happier with who I am and where I am than I have ever been before. I feel like I’m not old yet, but I’m smarter. I’ve cut lots of petty, drama-ish, stress-inducing things and people from my life as I’ve gotten older.
What better than to be at an age where I can have fun and not be unhappy about my decisions later. No – I’m not carefree, but I am able to do so much more. I’ve gained confidence, wisdom, and maturity. I’m proud of where I’ve been, of my plans, and of myself. I feel like I have the best of both worlds. I’m not 21 and crazy, but I’m not joining AARP either. 🙂
Embrace it girl! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Post # 14
30 is GREAT. I just turned 32 and feel like these have been my best years. Live it up, life is just starting!
Post # 15
I just turned 30, and I feel like this might be the best year of my life! I happened to be on a vacation when I turned 30, and I think that really helped me ease into it, bc I wasn’t getting heckled.
I get my masters in less than a month then start trying for a baby. Next year, I have a decent chance of paying off my 15 year student loan, too!
If you met me & my hubby, you would be VERY surprised that he was more upset than me to turn 30, especially as I am the woman and we want babies! Honestly, though, I think there is so much drama and sometimes lower confidence in your 20’s…I think our country puts too much emphasis on youthful looks and not enough on wisdom & maturity! I’m very proud of where I’ve come in 10 years!