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I Am Scared of Turning 30

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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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    I still have a few years to go,

    but turning 30 scares me so much that I'm considering suicide before I get there :-/
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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