Turning 30

posted 2 weeks ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

sbl99 :  thirties are great! It’s when you realize that yes in fact you can watch Jersey Shore reruns as much as you want and if someone gives you shit about it you just don’t care! 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

The only other option is being dead though, right? I don’t get the big deal people make out if turning 30 or any other age. I’m turning 30 in a few months. I’m excited to see what the future has in store. I’m definitely not dreading it.

And you can still watch ever tv you want. No one cares.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I went through the SAME thing. Literally. It’s just an adjustment you’ll feel better in a few months. My birthday is tomorrow, I’m turning perfect.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I turned 30 a couple months ago and it felt weird, I joke that I feel really old now but that’s mostly because I’m pregnant with a toddler haha, life is exhausting. My husband spent his 30th birthday in the hospital so I figure my entry to 30 wasn’t that bad. I don’t feel any different now a couple months in. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

For some reason 30s didn’t hit me until I turned 31.. when I turned 30 I went out and partied like I was 21 again, gambled and went to a club and mostly forgot about the milestone but when I turned 31 I was a mess. I spent my birthday crying and didn’t want to celebrate at all. It hit me that I was “old” and I’m not going to lie, I still don’t like turning older and now I am 34… I feel like I’m going to be way worse when I turn 40…

it’s weird with me because I think there’s part of me that isn’t complete. My husband and I have been trying for a baby for awhile and it hasn’t happened yet so I think that is part of my sadness.

I feel like my answer to you was kind of doom and gloom but I do completely understand how you feel and just want you to know you’re not alone.

I hope you have a great birthday and spend the night doing whatever makes you happy with the people who mean the most to you and really in the end that’s what matters. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

For me the “5” birthdays are much harder than the “0s”.  My logic is that when you turn 30 (or 40, or 50) you are still in your EARLY 30s or whatever decade you’re in.  But once you turn 35, etc you have reached the late 30s and that bugged me. 

Take it from someone who turned 55 this year, your 30s are great.  In fact, if I could pick any age to do over, I would be 32.  Thats the age I identify as when I let go of all my irrational insecurities and became much more confident in my abilities.  I knew my strengths and what I had to offer and wasnt willing to settle for less than what I deserved.  This applied to romantic relationships, friendships as well as my career. 

Happy birthday bee!  Enjoy yourself at whatever age you are, because you will never again be as young as you are today! 😛

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’m in my late thirties and the past year has been the best year of my life so far. I wouldn’t go back to my twenties if you paid me. Yeah, I looked younger and went out a bit more, but I am so much more of a whole person now. I wouldn’t trade the wisdom, intolerance for bullshit and clarity of what’s really important in life for anything. I hear the forties are even better. Embrace it. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Oh! And to sweeten the transition, perhaps you could schedule a cool vacation, activity, etc to celebrate the new chapter of your life. I marked several cool things off my bucket list the year I turned 30 – particularly things that were “scary”. it was a great way to kick off a new decade of facing my fears and living life on my own terms. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Goirishgrl :  I feel the same with “5” bdays!

I LOVED my 30th birthday. I felt confident, secure, happy & surrounded by loved ones. I was glad to leave my hot mess 20s behind.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I am turning 50 in a couple of months and I can’t wait!!!!!!! I know it may sound crazy lol but I really can’t. I loved loved loved my 40’s so I can’t wait to see what 50 brings. It’s all about how you approach it. If you feel good you look good, and nobody can take that away from you. Happy birthday to you…wish big.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

sbl99 :  I didn’t really want to turn 30 either, but death wasn’t an appealing option sooo instead I just stayed 29 for another year. I feel like I skipped 30 entirely; it was actually kind of nice.

When people asked my age I was “29 for the second time”. By the time I was 31 I felt old and creaky enough I clearly wasn’t in my 20s anymore and happily had more of my shit together. Some people stay 29 forever. At forty I might start counting backwards… 😝

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Enjoy it! It only happens once! Har Har 

I’ve always had the attitude of we are never guaranteed tomorrow and each birthday passed is a blessing. Not everyone is as lucky. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

sbl99 :  turning 30 didn’t suck. I loved my 30s. I’m getting ready to turn 40 and don’t want to. 

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