I Am In My 30s

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    I’m 32 years old, and hopelessly lost.

    As my brother would say, much to my ire, “you’ve had s**tty luck.” Yes, Shane, (that’s not his real name), I’ve had s**tty luck. I’m humbled by your discerning wisdom. It’s not my ‘bad luck’ that is my problem—at least I don’t think so? In late 2000...
    Febb10 Febb10
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    that one moment when you look in the mirror

    and notice a wrinkle, then you try to get rid of it by stretching your skin out...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Just turned 31... I can't say I hate it.

    .. I still get IDed so.. *yay* lol
    sarahheartsfuntimes sarahheartsfuntimes
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    truth #5654: In my 20s = "I'm going to give

    you the best night of your life...that you'll walk funny for a week"...In my 30s= "hurry up we have 10 minutes before work!"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    Yes beyond popular belief,

    I am 33 now. I am a nudist wife and mom of my many kids.
    leslieathome leslieathome
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    I am 35. I have a pretty good life,

    but I'm a little lonely. Don't really have any friends. Would love to have some new friends for chatting, or email about anything - deep or trivial
    DruryWalker DruryWalker
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 20, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    I will be turning 31 this year.

    All of my friends are married will kids..... I am like hell NO!!! LoL I am good over here with my nice clean apartment and my dog. I go over to their place to hang out and it's always messy and dirty. If that's what 'adult life' is like, you can keep it.
    jennythedreadful jennythedreadful
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5613876?

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    tamgraham tamgraham
    36-40, F
    Aug 8, 2014

    I'm 33 and, battling depression,

    and on the verge of a spiritual awakening... I guess. To keep my mind free of dark thoughts, I study spirituality, philosophy, and history. My self esteem feels like it's always just out of reach, and I struggle to have faith to myself. Often I feel like I'm too damaged to enjoy...
    Quitaish Quitaish
    31-35, F
    Mar 30, 2015

    30's Work Life Clash - Leaving Work For a Life

    I spent my 20s in a very fast-paced, high-stress career that required a lot of travel. I'm turning 30 in December and I feel like I woke up one day and said "Oh My God! What am I doing with my life?" I thought I'd have my career together by this time so that once that...
    misdelivery misdelivery
    26-30, F
    Sep 26, 2009

    I keep forgetting that I'm 32.

    When people ask me age, my natural response is to say 31. I guess I just don't feel like I'm this age. Sadly 31 I am not and I haven't been for 6 months now.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I've Lost My Twenties...

    During my teenage, I was shy and studious boy of my family. I was busy with my studies and some family business after college hours. I was busy with my church activities while my friends were busy in flirting and courting. My brothers got married and I went busy taking care of...
    Aetiyuel Aetiyuel
    31-35, M
    Apr 20, 2011
    AuntieShani AuntieShani
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    'Forever 21' should be renamed to "this sh*t

    will look ridiculous on you if you are over 30"...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    I am 33, looking for my soul mate.

    I am also looking for some friends.
    jfeeney jfeeney
    31-35, F
    Nov 2, 2014

    Is it me or did life just go

    so freaking quickly? I swear it feels I only left high school yesterday and then BOOM! I'm turning 30... Please tell I'm not the only one who feels like this?
    Violaplayer84 Violaplayer84
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2015

    I'm in my 30s but I still feel like I'm in my

    20s. Until I hang out with 20-year-olds, then I'm like, nope, never mind, I'm in my 30s
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 21

    I have three kids of my own

    and I am raising my cousin's two kids it get hard sometimes because what little help the state do for me.i choose to take the responsibility because my cousin is on drug. I love my babies I don't know what I would do without they little smile keeping me afloat
    mbradshaw mbradshaw
    31-35, F
    Aug 6, 2014

    I only been 30 for a few months,

    it doesn't seem that bad so far.
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    Im in my 30's and cant find someone on here to

    talk to. I cringe when a 13 yr old messages me
    Juneaujuneau Juneaujuneau
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2014

    I'm 31 with a dog aka my baby.

    ..I don't always have that feeling of "oldness" until people ask me if I have any kids and I answer "no" .then here comes the question of age and I tell them and they freak out...followed by more questions...what are you waiting for?...you know your getting up there?...then there...
    bwalke7 bwalke7
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    I am in my mid 30s now

    and besides me getting a full time job, nothing has changed since my mid 20s. In my 20s I was a student in college, more accurately a student at the Conservatory of Music in Norway, my home country. Basically my day was all about lessons, reading for exams, practicing on my...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979
    36-40, M
    Jul 28, 2014

    I've reached the medium of 30 something's.

    All I can think about is my mom when she reached this age. She's been gone 10 years now this year (reached 50) and I wonder what she must have felt like at this age. She died of complications from alcohol abuse. I made a decision to stop awhile back but I wonder what fears she...
    Wanderedaway Wanderedaway
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 3, 2014

    Is it just me, or does your 30's look a lot

    like your teenage years. I feel like I'm not young enough for some things, but not old enough for others. Anybody else feeling like they're in social limbo?
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience
    36-40, M
    Dec 28, 2015

    I'm turning 32 in a month.

    I don't mind been in my 30's, it's ok but I figured by now I'd have my life on track. That's what I dislike. I lost my job a few months back, which was the first job in a while I thought had a good career potential, Ive been single for about a year and all but one relationship...
    InsectWarfare InsectWarfare
    31-35, M
    Feb 26, 2014

    i am 32yr old. i'm looking

    for same genelation friends. if you find similar experiences in my prof,PM me. I don't reply to jerks.
    juryandrews juryandrews
    31-35, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    I see all these young teen wanting to Skype

    and text older adults on here and it really makes me wonder where their parents are. Sigh.
    SifusLittleRed SifusLittleRed
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    In a difficult relationship.

    Anyone want to talk and help eachother out?
    MidLifeMindset MidLifeMindset
    31-35, M
    Mar 27

    I want some one who is 30

    and more to talk sex
    priyanujdev priyanujdev
    26-30, M
    Nov 19, 2015

    Trials And Tribulations Of A 30 Something Year Old

       I had read an article previously on the nature of friendships in your 30's.  The premise was that starting friendships in  your 30's was a daunting task, that in the spectrum of things  friendships formed in your 30's were far less meaningful and...
    danny6449 danny6449
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 6, 2010

    30-something

    I actually was hoping that time would stop when I turned 21. But, ever since that 21st birthday, everything has kinda sped up. It makes me wonder where my life has gone. Now, Im 32 and I look around going where the heck did the time go?? Now....my birthday is tommorrow and Ill be...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 23, 2007

    i used to be beautiful ,

    i dont know what happened :( i want 20s back
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 14
    xgyrlx xgyrlx
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    I've had my job 10 years,

    I own a small duplex with my mum. I have watched all my friends marry, and kids, remarry and tonight I ate a frozen dinner with my dog. I didn't expect that even in my 30's the guys would still act childish. Most end up moving in with me, losing their job, or not having one. I...
    damagedbadatbest damagedbadatbest
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

    I had a hard childhood; no father,

    a young Mom that worked her fingers to the bone to support us...but I she always kept me in sports, to keep me from all the bad in the neighborhood. What did that do for me? It gave me the best pals a guy could ever ask for, these are my brother. Sure, we like to goof around...
    Alejandro80 Alejandro80
    31-35, M
    Aug 18, 2014
    isolatedandlonely isolatedandlonely
    31-35, F
    Jan 10

    All of my friends are in relationships,

    married or have kids. It's as if they've all found reasons to live and gave meaning and I'm stuck. Sometimes I want to get a job in another state, change my phone number and start new somewhere. Forget everyone. 😕
    mytrueself113 mytrueself113
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2015
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