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I Am In My Thirties

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    Don't Let Your Thirties Pass You By Like Your Twenties Might Have!

    When I finished Uni at the age of 22, I felt that I suddenly had to become a responsible grown up. Yeah, still go clubbing and get merry but only at weekends. No more being silly, I felt that I had to act more maturely because that is how my parents had been whilst I was at home...
    AyoIrl79 AyoIrl79 31-35, M Aug 11, 2011

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    Alright... If You Must Know... 32

    And proud!  I didn't think I would make it this far!  I honestly thought I would die before I hit 30, now that I made it..  I AIN'T GOIN NOWHERE!  lol  People didn't understand why I was so exited for 30 to come.. to me it's like a  checkpoint on a...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 2 Responses May 28, 2009

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    36 to Be Exact

    I have to say everything changes when you hit 30.  Around 33 or 34 I started gaining weight.  I've always been a size 5/6 now I'm a 7/8.  I've always been a little over 100lbs now I'm 130.  I have aches and ailments that I never imagined.  Life is funny.
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 9 Responses May 7, 2009

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    Ah, 31...

    On my 30th birthday, my daughter said "Oh my GOD Mom!!! You're middle aged!" But I don't feel middle aged. I feel the same as I always have. I don't mind being in my 30's.
    ThatsJustMarvelous ThatsJustMarvelous 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    How Did I Get to Be 34!!??

    Wow life is life and we all get older, but for some reason after I turned 34 in March I have this underlying feeling of being so old, so out of the loop. I know that I better embrace this, right, obviously there isn't a damn thing I can do about it. I am not saying I want to be...
    violett8 violett8 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2009

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    HerSunMoonStars HerSunMoonStars 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    The Last Few Days Of 35

    I am not who I'd hoped to be at 35 - I have nothing I wanted or dreamed of..   I feel older, creakier, aged but I also feel wiser, confident about my work and for the most part I feel free.   I just wish I had more than another year of single, childless and...
    secretkeeper87 secretkeeper87 31-35, F 3 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Turning 32

    It just never occurred to me turning 30 something is such a big deal, especially among women. The only thing I notice is my growing sex drive Perhaps I started slow? Had my first boyfriend at the age of 27, married him at the age of 30 and divorced him just 3 months ago, right...
    Maeya Maeya 31-35 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Something Odd About Those 3's

    There's something "odd" about those 3's in our life span!  It's an odd number at odd times in our life. Let me explain. Age 3... An inbetween toddler year. Noone made a big to-do, because they went all out on the first or second birthday, and they're planning for your...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 9, 2010

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    33 And Feeling Crazy

    How old is too old to go a little crazy?  I'll turn 33 next year, and for some reason recently I've had this desire to just go nuts. Things I want to do: 1). Go to a rave, do some shrooms, dance, dance, dance and not care. 2). Get a tattoo.  Pierce some things. ...
    FreyaFire FreyaFire 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    I'm 31

    The weight change has been a little bit more for me, mainly because of stress. Sweets are my weekness when I'm stressed. Just this year I started having joint pain and am now taking Naproxin. Last year I started having allergy problems. I find myself being a little...
    time2live4me time2live4me 31-35, F May 25, 2009

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    If I Take Ten Years Off

    If I take ten years off,I'm in  my thirties,Young at heart,However,Even adding on the years,I'm still,Young at heart.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 4, 2012

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    Just Turned 30!!

    i just turned 30 on 25th april, and people have been asking me, how i feel, now that im 30, and i always say "i dont know, i dont really feel any different" lol, but i just like to grow old gracefully anyway, so getting and looking old, just doesnt bother me in the slightest...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12, 2010

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    I Am

    Though I look way .... my own age! I wish I could say way younger, but I don't! I believe I have earned every year of my life.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 3 Responses May 26, 2009

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    It's really weird to realize I am in my

    thirties. Most people think I fall between 23 and 27. I quit smoking a few months ago, and I'd still be carded. I think what I can relate to, is, that we all age physically - and at different rates, for different reasons. The mind and spirit, however, are timeless - and they...
    jdawg125 jdawg125 36-40, M Feb 9

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    Just Turned 35

    It hadn't really hit me that I was in my 30s until last year which seems to be a delayed reaction since I'm now 35... I must have been distracted by my ex-boyfriend along with life in general at the time in the prior years. There's no feeling of regret nor sadness because I'm...
    outofthebleu outofthebleu 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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    Still Look 24 But I Feeling Old

    I will be 34 this year in May and I feel like I was 24 yesterday turned around and here I am!  I still look young and have a youthful way about me, but I know i'm not young. Its been a struggle for a while now. Still trying to find my place.
    DeeLove21 DeeLove21 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    Yech

    37??? HOW did THAT happen? It seems like yesterday that I was a kid. Life moves too fast!
    MrsKateBrown MrsKateBrown 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    Having recently turned 31,

    and by "recently," I mean 5 months ago. I find myself still telling people I'm 30. I think I might stick with that until I'm 40. Maybe I'll be honest and mumble, "Something" after I say I'm 30, but what's the point? No one listens past the thirty part anyway. :)
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 5

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    Dirty Thirty

    It's official! I'm 30 years old today and it feels great! In honor of this, I'm spending the entire day in my birthday suit to celebrate such a momentous milestone! :)
    thisguyjohn thisguyjohn 26-30, M Nov 16, 2012

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    Just Turned 30!

    I never thought I'd live to see 30, but here I am! Turned 30 last week and so far its been good. But tonight I had a revelation to myself when I texted my friend who lives in Hawaii...then it hit me...I'M 30!!! Felt so weird saying that. Its good for me because I get carded...
    XtremeBordelineChic XtremeBordelineChic 31-35, F Jun 7, 2013

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    So I'm a little nervous about posting this here, but I guess I just felt the need to talk about it. I've had what I believe are some very vivid past life stuff, mainly what I talk...
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    For some reason, I've always thought I would die in my twenties or early thirties. Not intentionally, but through either illness or accident. Hoping my gut is wrong! Maybe it's...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do I tried an experiment of going out with somebody because I was sick of my loneliness But all I do is look at other mens women Ok she is not pretty she is...
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    We visited a clothing optional spa. There were two communal hot tub / sauna areas. One was for women only and the other was for both men and women. My girlfriend, who is 38 and has...
    almostvegan almostvegan 51-55 3 Responses Aug 2

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    It's a surprise to me that the further I progress into my thirties, the sexier I feel. Who knew?! I am in better shape, know what underwear makes me feel sexy, know what clothes...
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 23 Responses Aug 5

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Growing up I was a chubby little girl. As I got older I had a habit of fluctuating in weight. Though I must say that during those times I was bigger, I did have curves in all the...
    SilkyThick SilkyThick 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 7

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    Someone asked me what my worst day was, and I said High School. I didn't know how to talk to people, couldn't afford to go to school events, and had no reason to believe my life...
    SterlingHeart SterlingHeart 31-35, M Aug 8

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    If you read my list of 100 things about me, you saw I mentioned a person that is the second most important person in my life's development. When I was 10, I befriended a person in...
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    this area is a area I never thought id be able to respond to and truthfully its in a way both kinda sad and funny. either way it doesn't bother me so here it goes as ive got a lot...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 13

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    My work involves going into people's homes. This one job started out normal enough at a home of a typical family of a wife, husband and kids running around. I had to get behind...
    kcfan21 kcfan21 46-50 1 Response Aug 14

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    I'm in my mid-thirties, the time in life when one should be established in a career, have a spouse and some kids or animals or something. Instead, I have just started working at...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in my teen years and had three surgeries. In the second they removed my pituitary leaving me at a very tender age completely underdeveloped...
    tumorgirl21 tumorgirl21 26-30, F Aug 15

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    We all have dreams: It goes something like this: • In my teens, I’ll get into a good college 📖🏃or get a good job. • In my early twenties, my career will start to...
    Oldchap Oldchap 36-40, M Aug 16

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    These types of age confined dreams are quite universal. So what happens when things don’t go as expected? What happens when instead of 👬two kids in our thirties, we end up...
    Oldchap Oldchap 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I did when I was young. Those "childhood" happy times.. I ended up hospitalized a few times and tried committing suicide multiple times. I tries to hurt myself and cut a line...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    I finally went for it and shaved my legs and they feel awesome! I never imagined that the physical sensation would feel so good. The cool air on them and just the way they look...
    Andrea052 Andrea052 51-55, T 2 Responses Aug 19

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    i can remember the day i first experienced severe depression very clearly . i was 10 years old . being mixed race , i did not belong with any group (im latina and filipina) . noone...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I am a black woman in my thirties living in Westchester NY. When I walk in the street near my apartment, I sometimes pass in front of the guys mowing grass, they stop whatever they...
    VeronicaApplegate VeronicaApplegate 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I will maybe sound old-fashioned for some of you, but I am. I like a pregnant woman (and it is much better if I am who made her pregnant !). Pregnancy is something important for...
    FrenchBull FrenchBull 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really like older men. I've pretty much given up on boys my age. They're too immature. I want someone who can take care of me physically and emotionally. Plus I just like the...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    But I don't tell people I know. I once tried to tell a few close people. One responded that he also wanted a fashionable and cool condition like that. Another responded, "You were...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I was younger, I didn't really want to think about love. My parents got together in their thirties, I always though that it would be the same for me. I was a little worried I...
    Troianne Troianne 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    When I was 5 years I suffered from reoccurring cysts. They where about the size of goose eggs, and one time it gave a very hi fever. The Doc suggested I have it lanced to relieve...
    henryal henryal 41-45, M 2 days ago

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