What was your 30's like?

  • heymikey

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    Apr 14, 2011 3:01 AM GMT
    I just turned 30 a few weeks ago for some reason, I'm starting to get anxiety attacks thinking about the future and what my life is like right now.

    I realize life is what you make of it, but I just want to hear about other people's experiences. To those who are in their 30's, are you having a better time right now compared when you were in your 20's? To those older, how was your 30's? Is life like wine where it gets better with age?
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    I've loved my 30's so far.

    Have gained greater insight and confidence in who I am. Am learning what's worth getting all riled up about and what can just pass me by. Have learned there's tremendous value in not always being right, not always being the best, not always being #1. Have learned humility.

    Have discovered how to take better care of myself. Have learned to be more selective with people I let into my life. Have learned it's not all about my paycheck and the kind of car I drive.

    I feel deeper, I love harder, I laugh louder. I love being in my mid-30s!
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    ASK ME IN 11 YRS icon_smile.gif BUT IM SORTA SCARED OF IT COMING UP :S
  • alphatop

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    Apr 14, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    heymikey saidI just turned 30 a few weeks ago for some reason, I'm starting to get anxiety attacks thinking about the future and what my life is like right now.

    I realize life is what you make of it, but I just want to hear about other people's experiences. To those who are in their 30's, are you having a better time right now compared when you were in your 20's? To those older, how was your 30's? Is life like wine where it gets better with age?


    I'd never go back to my 20's....and feel really, REALLY good in my (mid) 30's. If person can't handle and accept his own age, than he will turn into late Michael Jackson....and you don't want thaticon_confused.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    I just came out last year, so I would say crazy and confusing so far.
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I'm on the cusp of my 40s, and looking back... I'd say my 30s have been a lot better than my 20s and certainly better than my teen years were.

    A wee little more spending power.

    Greater self-confidence, as becoming comfortable in who I am, and working with and perhaps a wee bit beyond my limitations (in hopes of expanding them).

    Reduced waistline (well, that's a more recent thing, lol)... but still overall better health: I may have been thinner in my 20s, but definitely sub-par in terms of overall fitness.

    Notwithstanding a less than stellar economy, I think things are generally looking up and I figure my 40s will be a continuation if not an improvement on my previous years.

    So in short, don't panic about the 30s.

    You've got a lot to look forward to. icon_smile.gif

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    Apr 14, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I can't remember that far back.




    Just kidding. The 30s are great. You're maturing into your own skin, figuring out what you want from life, still young, at your hottest (if you're taking care of yourself), and settling down into career and relationships. Just look out for life smackdowns (I like to think of them as life lessons) that don't happen as often to those in their 20s.
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    hmm, i got into a depression around when I became thirty... but I got out of it after over a year or so, i dont think it had much to do with being 30 perse though.. just more work and other life issues
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    Apr 14, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    Wasted them all working for a corpseoration and paying off student loans. Got on TV a few times, flew around the world to sit in identical meeting rooms. Had a few good weekends out on friends boats.
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    Apr 14, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    I have another year and a half until 30, I'm super stoked about it!
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Apr 14, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    at 36 so far so good lol lol. in better shape and alot wiser as i get older so bring it on is my opinion. i never worried about getting older really so i just tell my younger frineds have fun with it.
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    Apr 14, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    I think it's more important how you feel rather than what you birth certificate says.
  • eddieross69

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    Apr 14, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    I don't remember them. Too much drugs, alcohol, and sex.
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    Apr 14, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    My 30's started out really really fun, but then things got better toward the end.
    The best party of my life was my 40th birthday last year...well, what I remember of it anyway. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    The 30s was a horrible waste.
    I'm glad i'm in my forties.
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    Apr 14, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
    Wait what? my 30's, i am not there yet, and don't want to be icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    GigoloAssassin saidThe 30s was a horrible waste.
    I'm glad i'm in my forties.


    Oh yeah that's what I to hear!! Gives me something to look forward to. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 6:28 AM GMT
    Turning 40 next month and can't say that I'm not excited for it.

    My 30's were a mixed bag, but definitely not as fun as my 20's. Lots of transitions and heartache were the bad. Lots of growth and maturity were the good. All of those lessons will make the next decade fantastic!!! See ya later "dirty thirties", over it!!!
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    Apr 14, 2011 7:35 AM GMT
    I have a few months left to go... then 4-0.
    Looking forward to it really.
    30s were much better than the 20s.
    And 40s will be awesome. I will make sure of it. ;-)
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    Apr 14, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    still living and enjoying them, there aint much of this candle left to burn but what the hell, you only live once and I dont mind burning it at both ends :-)
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    Apr 14, 2011 8:20 AM GMT
    I find that I am really attracted to guys in their 30`s they`re yummy!
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    Apr 14, 2011 9:13 AM GMT
    Loved my 30s. My 20's were lost to the gay plauge; thats what AIDS was called back then, and all the devastation I was a witness to first hand. By my 30s I had started to heal, and getting on with life and living again.

    Also your 30s are the end of your youth, as at the end of them you are middle aged.
  • Nayro

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    Apr 14, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    i'll let u know in about 18 years ;)
  • Doug688

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    Apr 14, 2011 1:04 PM GMT
    My thirties were a great time. I started them in shock, bought a weight set and started to work out for the first time in my life and dropped from a 34 to a 32 inch waist and looked awesome in a speedo. As the 30s progressed I focused my life (deaths of parents, births of children, got my PhD, and by 38 I made it to my dream job of full-time college professor; obviously I had not come out yet). The 40s got even better and by the 50s it was time to start enjoying the fruits of my labors. Would never want to go back to the 20s when I was a skinny geek/nerd scared of so much in life. Look forward and head for that bucket list.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:11 PM GMT
    Confusing so far, but yay for good genes and healthy living.

    Almost as soon as I hit 30 I got all paternal and desperate for kids, not really wanting them before that.