(Closed) Is turning 30 really that bad??

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

It’s only as bad as you let it be.

Post # 4
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

lol, absolutely not.

Post # 5
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha! No! Not too bad.

Post # 6
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@StuporDuck:  Exactly.

I turned 30 in December, and didn’t freak out because I have a great fiance, a good job, goals, awesome friends, etc. 

I think 30 can constitute a freak out birthday if you haven’t accomplished things that you thought you would have accomplished.  My sister had a 30 freak out because she realized her boyfriend of 3 years will probably never propose and she will be unmarried and not have kids into her early 30s. 

Post # 7
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Honestly, I have no idea why so many of my friends got all crazy about their 30th birthdays.  Some of them dressed in all black, went to the bars and got crazy drunk, and acted like their lives were over.  These are women who have young but successful law practices, good marriages, and beautiful children!  I decided to avoid the craziness and took Fiance on a cruise for my 30th birthday.  We had a blast!

It’s only a big deal if you let it be.  I’ve had more fun in my 30s than ever.  Embrace it!

Post # 8
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it depends on who you are/where you are/what your expectations are in regards to life goals and achievements.  But it’s really not so bad, I imagine!

Post # 9
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve actually always looked forward to being 30! I’m only 25 now tho so maybe that will change. hah.

Post # 10
6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I turned 30, it seemed like it was the end of the world. But now that I am 38, that seems so melodramatic…

So no it isn’t the end of the world or that bad.  Enjoy your 30’s!

Post # 11
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was totally freaking out about my 30th and then it turned out just fine!!  It probably would have been worse had I been in a worse place in life – no degree, no husband, no full-time job.  I didn’t do anything special, just a quiet night at a hotel with my hubby and it was fine.  Both of my sisters in law have told me that thirties are better and so far I would have to agree 🙂

Post # 12
2406 posts
Buzzing bee

No. I turned 30 a month ago. I’m comfortable with my age. 

Post # 13
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I was freaked out about 30.  Seriously.  I started freaking out about it when I turned 28 and up until my 30th b’day.  I threw myself a big bash and had a ball.  And, you know what – being in your 30’s is ABSOLUTELY fabulous.  Shortly after turning 30, I realized that for whatever reason, I felt more like adult and felt I had the respect of adults yet still felt like I had the energy of any 20-year old.

I loved my 20’s – but it has NOTHING on my 30’s.  🙂  Best decade ever!

Post # 14
674 posts
Busy bee

My lord, if I listened to the Bee regarding “milestone” birthdays, I’m pretty sure I would have turned my 30th birthday dinner into a 30th birthday ritual suicide. Does one buy a cake for such occasions?

Why would you assume that it’s so terrible and life suddenly sucks? Yes, you are older. Yes, you won’t be able to get crazy the same way you did when you were 22. Guess what, when you were 22, you couldn’t get crazy the same way you did when you were 16. It doesn’t matter what the number is, it’s aging.

If other bees think it’s such a terrible thing to get older, well, there’s only one alternative. :

Post # 15
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Everyone should be so lucky to get older – not everybody gets the chance! Just a different perspective I thought I’d throw in there!

Post # 16
44 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have no place to comment on this thread because I still have five years to go, but I am actually quite excited about my 30th! It’s strange because I do have a fear about aging (beyond the superficial, I’m scared I won’t be able to keep up with my favorite activities like running as I age), and yet I think my 30s will be fantastic. From everything I’ve heard, you feel more secure in yourself and your life in your 30s. While I do have some things figured out at age 25, I am still very unsure of myself and lack a lot of confidence. I hope that by the time my 30th rolls around I will be ready to celebrate the foundation I’ve spent my 20s building. 

In any case, happy early birthday! I hope you throw yourself a fabulous party 🙂 

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