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I Am In My Thirties

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    1. I'm over 6ft tall 2. I'm a (proud) father 3. I'm in my thirties 4. My hair is starting to turn grey :( 5. I love coffee 6. I love music 7. The first record I bought was "First...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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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...
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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 7 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 3 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 Aug 24

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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 Aug 25

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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 9 Responses Aug 25

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 27

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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...
    acerbuskeeper acerbuskeeper 18-21, T Aug 29

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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 Aug 29

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    It may be the cardigan I sometimes wear or the habit of tea-drinking in the late afternoons or perhaps a quaint turn-of-phrase inherited from older relatives; it is a recurring...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    at all. While I enjoy spending time with some nice kids in moderation. I don't think I'm cut out to be a mother. At least not a traditional one. When I'm in my forties or so is...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 31

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    *According to the type of your organic lashes of the way you desire to your extensions to seem, appointments might take from all-around an hour or so appropriate as much as 90...
    Benitakey Benitakey 31-35, M Sep 2

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    The other day, I went to go pick up my little sister from school. Because I was a little late, she was not waiting outside like she usually was. I parked my car in the school...
    TheFrozenOne TheFrozenOne 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I am not sure I would call myself a girl anymore but I am a young women who has always been attracted to people of the opposite sex that are older than me. I have on rare occasion...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man.Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I made it through all my twenties and most for my thirties without having kids but now I'm 37 having kids is all I think about. I guess at some point in our lives it hits us all...
    dregger dregger 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Having a sense of being alone has been with me always. I am an only child. When I was a child I had one, perhaps two friends. I didn't have sports or other interests. The solitary...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I have a lot to be grateful for and I am not one to dwell on problems. However I can no longer deny that I am married to an extremely difficult man. He is moody and fault-finding...
    Chandler1929 Chandler1929 41-45 1 Response Sep 7

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    the future this i dont know in a couple of years will my thirties be different my guess is no i try so hard to think but my mind is in a rut i cant get my mind off my problems...
    bvincencc86 bvincencc86 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been bi curious for most of my life, but I have never done more than go on a date in my early twenties. I wasn't attracted to the guy, so I figured I'm not gay and went on...
    travismumbles travismumbles 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I claim to be a Christian, at least to myself and the few friends who really know me. I grew up going to church, but I was never sure if what I was told was true. I asked Jesus...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm a wannabe hipster. But not like the kind your thinking, off beat style, mustaches, hats & eyewear with the "it's not cool if everyone else thinks it's cool" attitude... No way...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 2 days ago

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