(Closed) Turning the Big Dirty (30)

posted 6 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 40 … will turn 41 in March.  I remember 30 very well but for some reason, 30 didn’t bother me … but 31 sure did (it’s just that much “over” 30, I guess).  Honestly, as I’m now 40, age doesn’t bother me in the least, and I feel as though I’m getting better with age (and I don’t look my 40 years….or feel it either).

It’s easy for me to say – EMBRACE it – but seriously, it’s just a number.  What’s more important is how you feel and how you look (being healthy). It sounds like you’re doing pretty well for a 30 year old – so let it happen and celebrate!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@Juliepants:  I’m turning the big 3-0 in a month and I am not handling it very well at all.  Thankfully, my birthday falls on a holiday weekend, so I can spend it wallowing and crying in bed. haha

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

So here’s the deal: Being in your 30s is AWESOME! Really, it is! I had no issues with turning 30 (or 31), and 32 is just around the corner for me. Honestly, it’s been really good, and all of the turbultent 20s crap is a blessedly distant memory. Your 30s are great because you’ve figured out who you are, gotten yourself on more stable ground, have the necessary perspective to realize that most of the stuff you used to freak over is really just small potatoes in the scheme of things, and are in a really good spot to enjoy life.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I cried the whole week I turned 30. I yelled at everyone and told them no cake. The office got me a cake and my friend told me to prepare me. I yelled at her so they brought it into the meeting and said “it’s someone’s birthday, we’re not going to say who, but happy birthday” and put the cake down. haha Seriously, I was a mess. I was good up until my 33rd bday. Now every bday i whine about. Last year when I turned 34 I work up that morning thinking “oh $hit, I’m going to be 35 next year.” Luckily I’m so distracted by the wedding I hardly notice I’ll be 35 in 2 weeks. But I’m going to go drink now…haha. ugh.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I turned 30 in May and for some reason I wasn’t as bothered by turning 30 as I was going from 19 to 20.

But I still can’t believe that myself and my peers are 30. Wasn’t high school like, yesterday? 🙁

Happy early Birthday. Don’t be a party pooper like me and NOT celebrate; I wish I would have!  Jessica Simpson said this quote and while she usually doesn’t say anything I find profound (LOL) I really liked it: “I’d rather be a young 30-year old than an old 29 year old” It totally makes sense to me.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I am 32 and I can tell you for a fact that you will enjoy your thirties WAYYYYY more than your twenties.  In your 30’s you know who you are and you are much more settled and confident in who you are and what you believe to be true about yourself and others.  I wouldn’t go back if I could.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was not happy about turning 30 for months beforehand. 

But in the weeks and days leading up to my birthday my FH, future family-in-law, and my family made such a big deal of it (and told me how young I was and how amazing one’s 30’s are compared to one’s 20’s), that Icouldn’t help but look at it positively.

The day of was an incredibly treat: my FH had over-the-top adventures planned for us all day. 

All that made it not the sad day that I worried about, but an incredibly special transition to my 30’s.  I say embrace the celebration – cake makes it easier.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m not close to any milestone but I have a hard time with my birthday, it’s that time of the year when I get all depressed, so I take my birthday off FB 3 days before the day every year, no one ever notices is my BD so I avoid those virtual congratulations.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am 28 🙁 and I am dreading turning 29 and 30 heck I dreaded turning 28!  I don’t know what it is either.  People think I am 18 all the time and at work they ask if I am an intern, but still I don’t like the fact that I am 28 and getting older.  I don’t want to be 30.  I think maybe it is because you can no longer say you are in your 20’s.  So don’t feel bad you aren’t the only one having issues with it.  I sometimes forget how old I am when people ask I will say 27 then go oh wait I am 28, yeah I am 28.  After 25 I just wanted to stop counting.  I wish I could stay 25 forever.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I’m turning 30 in a couple months and I can relate. I’d also like to kinda downplay/ignore it, unfortunately it’s on a Saturday so I feel obligated to do something…. maybe I’ll just have a regular ol’ “birthday party” and if anyone asks I can say, “well yes as a matter of fact I am turning an age that ends in zero – can you guess which one?” Wink

I’m not sure why I’m freaking out about it either. It might be that I sort of imagined that by the time I was THIS OLD, I would be a different kind of person, one who lacks some of my flaws (ie I’m kinda messy). But no, I’m still me, just older. Tongue out

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m 27 so I have a few years to go, but I’m already dreading it. My husband says that our 30s are going to be awesome. We will be able to enjoy everything we worked so hard for in our 20s and have money to actually do stuff. Hopefully I’ll share his outlook when I get there!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I turn 30 next July, and I’m so-so about it. The age doesn’t scare me too much, but I always thought I’d be married before then.. especially given the fact that Fiance and I have been together since I was 18. LOL!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just turned 40 and outside of the birthday curse that is always upon my birthday, I love it.  I look damn good for 40 and cherish every minute of it, LOL.  I even got to do the happy dance when I got carded the other day.  I have no issues with the numbers what so ever, it is just one more year closer to retirement and that is when the fun begins Cool

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