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I Am Turning 30

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    I just moved in with my father.

    No job. No car. No husband. No kids. Happy 30th birthday.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    YES 30 Again

    FOR THE 14TH TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! well it is true.  I stopped counting at 30.
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 3 Responses May 19, 2009

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    2 More Weeks!

    2 weeks til my 30th birthday! I'm excited and looking forward to it!! :-)
    XtremeBordelineChic XtremeBordelineChic 31-35, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    On Saturday, I turn 30,

    so this is the last night where I will still be in my 20s when I wake up. I am so unhappy about turning 30, but it's obviously out of my control. I want to stay in my 20s! :/
    Damisela Damisela 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I'm 29

    I am going to turn 30 and just the idea that I'm 29 scared me.  I live with my parents (I just can't afford to live on my own but I try to pay for myself).  I want to do something cool for my 30th birthday.  I had thought about going to England but I...
    Marie1979 Marie1979 26-30 4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    For the last 4 days my google searches have

    been “what to do after a break up” , “single at 30″ , “single and happy” and “when to start being a cat lady”. so yeah. I turn 30 in 5 months and the man I have been with for the last 2 years thought I was with for 2 years just wasn’t the man I knew him to be...
    jjnikki jjnikki 26-30, F Jul 8, 2014

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    Fifteen Hours and Counting...

    I have had the hardest year. I really have taken this "turning 30" thing hard! I can't say I am not where I thought I would be because I never really made any plans. I have a fantastic husband, a wonderful daughter, and a comfortable life. I am loved by family and...
    PraiseHimInThisStorm PraiseHimInThisStorm 26-30 3 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    Amazing

    i will be 30 ina few weeks.... and i am soooo excited... i feel like my life is about to begin... i am looking forward to new experiences new friends, new love interests.... and just being comfortable in my skin....
    angeldevon angeldevon 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 6, 2008

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    In exactly 9 days,I will be thirty.

    I am super excited about life. Feels like am going to start living it!!! Can't wait. I am not where I thought I would be in life(while I was younger) but I wont complain. There is too much to be grateful for; and a beautiful life to live! :)
    kalaful kalaful 26-30, F Feb 16

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    Not As I Imagine...

    *sight* I always wanted to be 30! I thought that at this age i will be mature and wise women but i'm nothing like that and still 15 in my head. Very disapointing. I had this great plan of going to Egypt and celebrate my birthday by the Sphinx, then i decided to make a big party...
    AmandaWoodward AmandaWoodward 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    Not 29 Anymore

    For the longest time, it never bothered me to tell people my age.  I didn't mind being older than most everyone in my class, but then again, that was in high school.  Now, here I am, 6 days away from turning 30 and I'm desperately trying to peddle backwards.  I...
    SweetMary30 SweetMary30 26-30 2 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    I'm turning 30 in a few months

    and it's not where I imagined myself to Be I don't have a mortgage or boyfriend instead I moved half way across the world on my own to start a new life I'm about to study to become a consoler and although I'm still freaking out about turning 30 being single etc I'm happy I took...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    This Is Not Where I Thought I Would Be

    So far from it.  I had plans about wife, family, growing old and happy, being a grandpa.  I'm going to turn 30 and only have my job going for me.  Sadness.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2010

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    Not Excited

    I would never have predicted it about myself, but I am not very happy about turning 30 in about 3 months.  I am becoming wistful and nostalgic, which is ridiculous because I am only 29! I can't imagine why I am thinking about it so much, but I figured I would be looking...
    Mareola Mareola 26-30, F Nov 24, 2009

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    I Am Turning 30 In 9 Months And Boy I Am Thrilled!!

    I feel like I am living in my own world because, every story I read about "soon to be thirties" is one of fear, dread and uncertainty. I, on the other hand am absolutely ecstatic to be turning 30!! In fact, I can't wait. I am so not wishing to be in my 20s! Perhaps it's how I...
    deewer deewer 26-30 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    Mixed Feelings

    Everybody keeps asking me what gifts I want or what I want to do for my 30th birthday in the beginning of June, and I haven't the foggiest idea what to say. Half the time when I think about turning 30 in a matter of weeks (!) it pushes me to the brink of tears. On one hand, I...
    TMose518 TMose518 31-35, M Apr 23, 2013

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    In a Few Months

    I am turning 30.... God where did the time go.... Luckily I still feel young and hopeful, and still have youthful looks.... It's scary to think that I am nearing the halfway point of my life instead of still being at the beginning... Life is getting short....  
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 19, 2009

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    Dread and uncertain about turning 30 here.

    .!! Ugggggghhhh. Perhaps some retail therapy will help...playing with my puppy always does ;)
    Kathyis30 Kathyis30 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2014

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    I Am Turning 30

    Haven't aged in the last 18 or so years!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Jan 26, 2012

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    The Tally

    Ok, where I am is so not where I thought I would be five years ago, which once again just proves that trying to plan for things like this is just silly. At 25 I was engaged, working a steady job and living in NY. Two days away from thirty and I'm a divorced lesbian without a...
    DrumBear78 DrumBear78 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Ive notice this recently, I live in ny and a lot of girls here are gay. The youngest I've seen was 15 so it's kind of shocking, but oh well.
    redpass redpass 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Except I will say that I don't have the antisocial aspect of it. Granted, when I want alone time then I want alone time but generally I'm very social. Meanwhile I do prefer the...
    NerdModeActivate NerdModeActivate 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I used to, now there isn't any more feeling of rage, anxiousness or even hate. Perhaps I'm so accustomed to it, sometimes even countless lies within a day, or mainly because I know...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    It was about a year ago that i burned myself on purpose. I didnt know it'd be a year later that my skin would be covered in scars. in that whole year i still felt the same except i...
    ohlordimamess ohlordimamess 16-17, F Aug 22

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    I wonder why Yahweh allowed the devastation and heartache described in the Book of Job. He gives Satan permission to inflict horrible pain and loss on Job. Why not battle Satan...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 9 Responses Aug 22

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    I have had CRPS for 5 years. I am a flight attendant and had a passenger fall on me. I first noticed weakness in my legs and a shooting pain down my legs and severe low back pain...
    dedelocken dedelocken 51-55, F Aug 17

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    I know my profile says 16-17 but I'm turning 18 in less than two weeks :3
    sugarbaby17 sugarbaby17 18-21, F Aug 14

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    When I was 10 years old, I was raped by my best friends cousin. I don’t remember why we were alone, or why he chose to victimize me considering we barely spoke to each other. I...
    Musicgirl84 Musicgirl84 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Ever on and on I continue circling With nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony Till slowly I forget and my heart starts vanishing And suddenly I see that I can't break free--I...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    When my body hair started growing during puberty I felt very self-conscious about it. All the other boys would wear tank tops and show off their sprouting armpit and chest hairs. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7

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    So is anyone surprised by the way FantFOURstic is turning out?
    DefinetlyNotAdamWilson DefinetlyNotAdamWilson 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Let the air rush to fill the voidAs you surrender to the flightAbove the mist and focused mindFeel the heavens soakWatching all the other leavesWhere the ether settles clear...
    xpoisondartx xpoisondartx 22-25 Aug 6

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    To a man I once called Father: I remember everything you did. The insults, the lies behind my back, the lies you told me about my mother, the manipulation, the controlling...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I have always found it interesting that a lot of people I see are more focused on the destination than the surroundings. For example. When I drive to work there is an intersection...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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    After last year, I'm turning this ship around. I'd really rather not spend half the year in detention this time around 😂
    lexibrennan101 lexibrennan101 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Thirty-Two Prissie took over for all four of us when Mommy needed to be gone for a couple of hours or more. One of those types of trips were trips...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 6

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    The life and legacy Ol'Blue eyes left behind is an experience that not even the richest person, celebrity or even any President of the United States could come close to!!! I wish I...
    Tedesco1215 Tedesco1215 26-30, M Aug 6

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    I fell in love with a girl I met on a matrimonial website. This was two years ago. After we had started talking and getting to know each other, we felt comfortable in each others...
    Feroz81 Feroz81 31-35, M Aug 6

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    Call for advice: my future roommate is a total mess. We used to be good friends, but then I found out that she stabs me in the back and is extremely two faced. She didn't stand...
    lcr3 lcr3 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Ok..lol..this is a weird confession but I enjoy watching the show, Supernanny. Its quite entertaining lol. So if someone from my family or one of my friends barges in on me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6

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    Today was really hard and I was reminded that once again I have no safe place to be my true self. I see all this positive stuff about the LGBT community across America and here I...
    kberry95 kberry95 18-21, F 14 Responses Aug 6

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    It's torture living with this everyday. Every moment feeling like you're just watching life go by, because you're so scared to take part in it. I hate it. It makes me feel like I'm...
    padfootlives padfootlives 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    bulletproof- pierce the veil i breathe u in with smoke in the back yard lights use to laugh until we choked into the wasted nights it was the best time of my life but now i sleep...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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