Sept 2nd is my 35th birthday. Where were you or where do you want to be when you are 35.

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    Sep 02, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    I have a job I love that pays me well, two great kids, a handsome and supportive husband and beautiful house in a great city. I didn't become an attorney/priest/actor/dancer/dendrologist or anything else I dreamed of being growing up. I don't have 21 inch guns or massive pecs but i am overall really happy with my life.

    If you are over 35 what was that year in your life like.
    If you aren't yet 35 where do you hope to be?
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    Sep 02, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    Starting my psychiatry residency provided I am not too jaded to practice by then ;) (and/or run off with a cute boy to Paris)
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    Sep 02, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    If I could do anything I want to be a well known stylist working for magazines and retailers doing editorials and ads, with a gorgeous condo either in Toronto or NYC.
    I'm not sure if I want to be married, but being in a long-term relationship is preferable.
    I also want to stay skinny.
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    Sep 02, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    It was just another day for me. icon_neutral.gif


    And happy birthday to you! icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    Hmmm....35. My dreams had just blown up in my face. I remember it like yesterday, now that you mention it.
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    Sep 02, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    35 was a great year. I got out of a bad relationship, discovered that hot and sexy men could be attracted to me, figured that I would never have a lover, but was happy with my life and friends. Then I met my partner of 34 years.
    Have a happy birthday!
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    Sep 02, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    I lived in NYC at the time and worked in radio. I didnt make much money and worked my ass off. So I packed up the car and headed to LA. Swimming pools, movies stars...

    Probably the best thing I ever did.

    Weird note. When I was 19 I went to a psychic with a friend. I didnt really want too. I remember her saying 'You will never be truly happy unil you move to CA". I remember thinking I hadnt even visited CA let alone move there. Turns out...she was right
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    I'm 35 now. Financially and professionally, I'm exactly where I want to be.

    I just came out last year though, so I might need to work a little bit on the personal aspects of my life. Better late than never.
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    I want exactly you have by age 35. Two great kids, and a happy life.

    Happy Birthday, too.
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    I was doing Freshman registration at a university that day in 1984, an Army Major teaching ROTC (a Saturday, we worked during weekends to accommodate students & families who couldn't easily sacrifice a weekday).

    Single and without any friends, the day passed without notice. As have most of my birthdays. I dislike birthdays, being the center of attention. I've never handled praise, compliments & flattery very well.
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    Hey, Happy Birthday, JoshTPDX!!
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    JoshTPDX saidIf you are over 35 what was that year in your life like.
    Quite possible the worst year of my life; but the experience jump started the life I have now. So all in all, it turned out great.
    And, Happy Birthday! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    well hopefully have two dogs - I'm sure the one I have now will pass by the time I'm 35. Don't plan on kids ever but I could imagine one boy.

    Hopefully making my way as Controller or CFO or something along the lines of Senior Exec in a hospitality or tech company. (Accounting)

    Probably single but we will see icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    It was a birthday that was a turning point for me. I had recently come out to my wife and was making the big move to accept who I was. I moved out of our house and started my life as a gay man. It was a bittersweet time to be going through divorce and not living with my wife and daughter, but it was exciting to finally come to terms with my sexuality and start my life as a gay man. I have no regrets.
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday fellow Virgo (I turn 38 on Monday...yikes!)!!

    Not sure why but the thought of turning 35 scared the heck out of me at the time but when the day finally came, it was like "this isn't a big deal as I feel young on the inside". :-)
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    This is validating how I am feeling. For some reason this birthday does feel like a transition or rite of passage. I keep joking with everyone that i am now closer to 40 then I am to 30 but there is something to really knowing my "oh I was just young and stupid" days are over. I feel like its official, now I am an adult no turning back. And this is from someone who has been financially taking care of himself since he was 17. I have never been immature or irresponsible so it is funny to me that 35 somehow makes me feel grown up.

    If anyone wants to get me a present...I want to be MOTD for my birthday. icon_redface.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    First of all - happy birthday! icon_smile.gif

    As for your question.... at 35 I hope to actually know what I want. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! icon_smile.gif


    Oh...and to answer the question, I'm GOING to be a multimillionaire icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 02, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    I've always been happy and successful at what I wanted to do in life so turning 35 was just another year.It was the year that I decided to quit wearing a watch though.(A silly notion that I could slow down time a little).
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    Sep 02, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
    In five years when I'm 35 I hope that I'll be with the guy of my dreams and that we're happy.
  • laxdude25

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    Sep 03, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday. At 35 my wife and I had just had our first child, we were in the middle of a wonderful overseas posting, and life was pretty good. And no complaints since.
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    When I reach 35, I hope to god that I'm already at least a Major in the USMC..
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    Sep 03, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    well...be well done with business school either working on my foundation (for education) or sticking on the corporate route and at least being an MD (on my way to partner)

    as for personal - hopefully met the right person, hopefully have a young kid, have a house and putting a down payment on a condo...

    i can dream, can't i?
  • raygstl

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    Sep 03, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Where I want to be at 35
    -Stable job in the engineering business
    -Stable relationship
    -Out of the midwest, preferably west coast.

    The last one is the most important to me right now. I want out lol.

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    Sep 03, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    At thirty-five, I am hoping to just be happy... and that would involve
    - Have a thriving, yet intellectually stimulating career
    - Be with someone who appreciates me for who I am, not what I am
    - Still have the energy to engage in the same level of physical activity I did in my twenties.

    - and most importantly BE HAPPY! Otherwise, nothing elsel matters at the end of the day.