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I Am Turning 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just moved in with my father.

    No job. No car. No husband. No kids. Happy 30th birthday.
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Dread and uncertain about turning 30 here.

    .!! Ugggggghhhh. Perhaps some retail therapy will help...playing with my puppy always does ;)
    Kathyis30 Kathyis30 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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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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    Dying inside, being part-time dad is acceptable...but lack of affection and being constantly on defense is taking its toll
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    3 more days. I am excited! It's a new chapter, a new decade ahead of me. I think back 10 years ago, man have I grown and learned! I'm very happy with the current path I am on...
    nettyg nettyg 36-40, F Feb 19

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    I've had a lot of bad judgment over finances which has made me very depressed. Things have been turning around, but they turn around slowly. Being depressed sucks when so many...
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    I'm a couple months away from turning 30 and it's something I've been dreading for some time. I was always told that gay life ends at 30 and if you're still single it's pretty much...
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    The world behind me the cross before me no turning back no turning back
    EAJ05 EAJ05 22-25, F Feb 8

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