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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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 Jul 1, 2009

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    HerSunMoonStars HerSunMoonStars 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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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