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I Am Scared of Turning 30

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    How to Not Have a Horrible Day?

    All the major birthdays of my life like 18 and 21 were kind of disasterous.  Now In just a few days I will be turning 30.  I don't have hardly any friends where I live so I don't really know how to spend the day.  Turning 30 will inevitably cause me to reflect...
    daddysgoodgirl daddysgoodgirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 2, 2009

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    Almost There

    this time next year it will be exactly 3 weeks until i turn 30.  the big 3-0.  thirty.  really.  i don't look like it thank goodness, but still.  when you tell people you're 30 it's like they expect certain things from you.  when you're in you're 20s...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    Terrible Thirty

    I'm turning 29 in a couple of months and the thought of being a year away from the big 3 0 is scary. I have nothing against the age 30...I'm sure there are a lot of thriving, happy people in their 30's...but being single and clueless about what I really wanna do with my life at...
    sarahlissa sarahlissa 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    Scared Of Turning 30?

    HA!!!!!Try 55.... makes 30 look like child's play.  Getting old is NOT for the cowardly.  
    lightpainter lightpainter 56-60, M 5 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    One Step Closer To The Big 30 In A Month... Or So... But Who's Keeping Track Anyways....

    I will be turning one year closer to 30 in about a month... something I am really not looking forward to... at all... At 27, I have done quite a bit of things, had some experiences that I wouldn't change for the world, and others I would never wish upon my worst enemy.... There...
    lostntransl8tion lostntransl8tion 26-30 Jun 19, 2012

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    Moving Onward

    I've found a new level of awareness I never knew existed. The adjustments are in progress. However with that, comes the ability to see beyond exteriors and see what lies beneath the portrayed facade. Ugliness in what I once thought was admirable and left breathless in...
    myawareness myawareness 26-30, F Nov 24, 2012

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    Turnin' 30

    Turnin' 30,I'm scared,Lost some years,Time too,It seems,Goin' backwards,HELP!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 2 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    Turning 30

    Turning 30,Not again,I'm scared,Must be stuck,Been goin' on for years,HELP!
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Oct 12, 2012

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    Negative Nancy Is Scared Shitless of 30

    excuse me for not using proper grammar and punctuation. i just don't have the patience for it right now. so...i'm terrified of turning 30. i became the ripe 'ol age on 29 a few months ago, and since then, i have made myself feel lost, melodramatic, hopeless, resentful, scared...
    dirtythirty dirtythirty 26-30 2 Responses May 27, 2009

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    I'm a Big Kid Now!!

    I cant wait to be 30, all  my friends are older than me and they always call me the baby because I'm still in my 20's, when I turn 30 I'll finally be a grown-up... i think? Well at least my age will say I am... nothing else will actually change.
    ericalee4 ericalee4 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    The Big 30

     I dreaded turning 30, I questioned where I am at at 30 and where I wasn't, i even wrote a dissertation on it then it hit and to tell you the truth its not bad actually its kind of great, I am in my prime The perfect time for a freash starts, i truely believe that 30 is a...
    sweetstacey sweetstacey 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    I Turn 30 In 5 Months....ahhhhh!!!!!!

    Getting older hasn't really hit me until now. Although my teens and 20's I felt invincible. Now as I approach 30 I feel like I am reaching the point of no return. I also quit smoking.... 6 weeks now... I am experiencing all the quitters side effects. Wow! I cant believe I...
    usmcvince usmcvince 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    Scared Of Turning 30

    Not I, I'm nearly 48! Still living.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2011

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    Just Here To Send A Message To All Members Of This Group

    I was scared at the thought of turning 30;  and now I'm 62 - and I'll tell you age is just a number, it's how you feel yourself that matters, so don't worry, you'll be fine; don't think about age. You're as old as you want to be!
    pinkie5549 pinkie5549 61-65, F Oct 16, 2011

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    27

    I turn 27 on Sunday. I love age 26. I don't want it to end. I have 3 years to complete my 3 major goals...get married, buy a house, have kids. I always intended to be done having kids by 30. My mom was done by 22 and she was so energetic. I went to college, got a master's...
    callabryn callabryn 26-30 1 Response Apr 21, 2009

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    I don't know if I'm content with myself to be turning 21. The age where I'm an actual adult. I've been awake during the nights bashing on myself because I'm not where I want to be...
    beyondthebluesea beyondthebluesea 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am turning 32 on September 30th and it scares me. My life isn't where it should be right now. I am still going through a painful breakup and I thought at this age I would have...
    whoateyourheart whoateyourheart 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    I am so scared about whats going to happen in the future. Im scared of getting older, I'm scared of the fear of getting sick, I'm scared of getting an illness that will change...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I don't get bullied, I have a lot of really good friends, I don't give a crap about what people care about me, and I love all of my classes. I just don't know why i'm scared to go...
    alice4114 alice4114 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    So I have an older sister that moved to the other side of the country a few years ago.. She's a year older than me and it's because our family decided to split up. She lives with...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F Sep 8

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    It sounds silly since I'm only 20, but I'm scared of growing older. I'm scared of increasing health threats as my age gets older, scared of wrinkles scared of getting bigger if I...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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    I am scared. Im scared that i've been doing and saying the wrong things lately and that im pushing away the people that matter the most to me. I don't know if im pushing them away...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    Earlier today as I was walking pup, we came across a body of a sparrow. My tiny guy sniffed it for a moment and went on with his business. Later my mother stopped by and asked...
    koorlo koorlo 22-25, F Sep 14

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    I am scared to sleep. My bf touches me in my sleep. I wake up terrified and unsure what to do. Last time I jumped awake. He says I woke him up from me jumping awake... It scares...
    Thisismynickname Thisismynickname 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    im scared of dogs,when they run at me or bark.im scared of birds but only when they fly real low to the ground.so thats that.
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm scared because I'm not afraid to do it. I'm not afraid to end everything. Ian scared that if I do, my mom won't be able to handle it, and I can't do that to my brother and...
    blueeyesx0 blueeyesx0 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm scared of what happens after we die.
    PuroGTO PuroGTO 13-15, M Sep 1

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    I hate to admit it, but I really am.... If there's a god, I'll go to hell. If there isn't then I'd be worshipping one for no reason. I'm just scared to waste my life away believing...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Sep 2

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    I once was scared of failure, disappointment in myself. It caused me to go stagnate. Now I am scared of not trying. A catch 22, how can I experience any failure or disappointment...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F Sep 2

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    Us. We are one, we are together. I had dreamed of it happening exactly the way it did, now it has happened. I am myself. I am the person I want to be. I'm so scared. I'm so...
    SomeGuy322 SomeGuy322 16-17, M Sep 3

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    I recently got out of a relationship last month. Ironically it only lasted for a month like my mom said it was just a summer romance. I didn't really believe it was true and then I...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Sep 21

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    I'm scared of failure, I'm scared of talking to people and I have no idea how to survive last year of university
    qlara qlara 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I am scared of the dark..sometimes. I don't mind it if I'm talking with someone or if I have someone with me but, when I'm alone I get scared. I always let my thoughts get out of...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    It's my boyfriends nans birthday dinner tomorrow night and I am so scared because his brothers girlfriend is going to be there and she doesn't like me for no reason at all! I'm...
    behappy4 behappy4 18-21, F Sep 22

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    Suicidal have been haunting me for as long as i could remember. So does depression. I knew something was wrong with me but i couldn't say a word. I was scared. The society around...
    alexyay alexyay 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    There is this older man whom my parents who very well.. However i am very scared of him.. He gives me very weird perverted looks and always tries too touch me.. Im too scared to...
    believexo believexo 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I'm scared to lose the one I love again
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I just feel like dying right now.. As you all know im a lesbian. There was this boy who kept asking me out at uni. I kept on rejecting him and i finally told him the about my...
    nikkiF90 nikkiF90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    i dont want to do it.i prefer to die....i know its my last chance...but i cant....im scared of dying while surgery... :"(
    00roshana00 00roshana00 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    15. I'm just scared if having to wake up everyday and face reality.
    justinbartolome justinbartolome 13-15, M Sep 2

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    It's a weird feeling inside of me, I don't know if I'm scared or nervous or what but it won't go away
    lostInsidemyself1222 lostInsidemyself1222 16-17, F Sep 2

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    I'm scared that I'm going to be set up to be let down, like if I even try to put myself out there then I'm just going to fall and have nobody to catch me. It's hard.
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I am here to scare you all :P no actually I am here to see how I can Leo you not be scared of male strippers
    njamspike njamspike 16-17, T 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I had to give myself 2 injections a week for 3 years straight. I get blood work done every month. I got over being scared if needles.
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    If I can't sleep with my TV on I have to sleep with this night light app I have. It's really embarrassing but I'm too scared to wake up while it's dark and I wake up at least 5...
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    To all the 40 year old men please don't call me hon or sweetie it makes me really ******* scared....?!
    nicoleR98 nicoleR98 16-17, F Sep 4

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    Scared of rejection. I feel so lonely right now. I haven't felt this way since the 5th grade. At this rate, I'll probably kill myself when I'm a sophomore. I feel so enclosed. I...
    ilovepie12345 ilovepie12345 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I'm scared I won't find a woman here who likes to do it to me
    franziska5 franziska5 56-60 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm still scared of the thunder at the age of 22.
    Spirit567 Spirit567 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5