TURNING 30

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    Jul 02, 2008 5:10 AM GMT
    So i worried all through my 20s about how awful it was gonna be to turn 30

    Like my dick was gonna fall off or i was gonna be some old creepy homo

    Maybe i am now, i dunno

    I think one of the dumbest things I did in my 20s (there were ALOT), was to worry about getting older

    All the build-up to this one day where my life would begin to suck and when it came.....nothing...

    I had to listen to this guy tonite tell me how worried he is about turning 26

    At first I rolled my eyes, but then i realized that in some ways 26 IS old. When i was 21, i thought 26 was ancient. Seriously, thats how retarded my logic was. I had to stop and think about how dumb i must've been when i was 21

    I dont think I'll be fearing any more birthdays. I'm always gonna be old to someone and young to someone else

    Guys who have gone before me - did you have a similar experience at 30?

    Is my dick gonna fall off sometime that I should know of?
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    Jul 02, 2008 5:17 AM GMT
    Remember, you're as old as you let yourself be... when I turned 21 I thought things would go down hill from there. Lets just say as you get older, things do get better... in many ways.

    BTW, your dick won't fall off unless you chop meat naked in the kitchen icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 02, 2008 6:46 AM GMT
    yeah, ill avoid doin that, i kinda like my dick
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    Jul 02, 2008 6:57 AM GMT
    chitown_mofo saidyeah, ill avoid doin that, i kinda like my dick
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    Umm, so, well, I turn 26 in a couple of months, eh, 26 will be much like 25 which was much like 24 which to be honest wasn't that different from 21..

    at 21, I was young and stupid
    at 26 I'll still be young and just a little less stupid and I'm sure at 30 I'll be just the same but perhaps a little less stupid then I am now.

    Or at least thats the hope
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    Jul 02, 2008 7:02 AM GMT
    I turned 30 a couple months ago, and the world didn't end. My dick's still firmly attached, as is every bit of my hair. And you're only creepy if you start growing hair in weird orifaces. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 02, 2008 10:05 AM GMT
    Don't worry 30 is a piece of cake, you will not notice any differences for awhile. Just to warn you though in your 30's your metabolism starts slowing down so you will need to pay attention more to your diet, otherwise your weight will go up without much effort.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 02, 2008 10:10 AM GMT
    You know what.... ?

    You're gonna turn 30 .... then 35 and OMG! 40

    no one can stop it but you can be the best you can be at any age .... that's all that counts
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    Jul 02, 2008 12:00 PM GMT
    I was the biggest baby when I turned 25. I was a depressed whinning bitch for my 30th. For what???? I feel and look younger than most guys I know. Know im just having fun with life. I plan to party on my next birthday.
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    Jul 02, 2008 12:23 PM GMT
    30 was when I quite being afraid of getting older. I went hiking in Colorado for my 30th birthday; I looked around and saw how old the world was around me. 30 was nothing. My 40th birthday was great because I set specific milestones (buying my house was one) and achieved them a few days before my birthday.

    The best thing to do is to keep setting life goals for yourself - always seek to be a better person or to improve yourself.

    One of the things I also do is to start saying my new age a few months early. I'll turn 44 in September and I've already started saying I'm 44....so I don't even think about the number when my birthday arrives. I also keep telling myself that I will live till at least 90, so I'd better keep myself in shape and do things to have a comfortable life.

    I watched the Gay Pride parade in NY and the only thing that really impressed me were the people from SAGE. http://www.sageusa.org/. Two guys were holding hands and carrying a sign that said they had been together for 51 years. I'll take that any day over drunk shirtless guys bumping and grinding to house music.

    The best thing I've done lately is limit the amount of time I spend around people obsessed with the way they look, what labels they are wearing, who they're sleeping with, and partying. I just keep thinking to myself, "What are you going to do when your looks fade? What will you have left?"
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    Jul 02, 2008 12:38 PM GMT
    Your 30's will rock. Hopefully you're smarter now and makin' more $$ than in your 20s... enjoy.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 02, 2008 1:00 PM GMT
    I had no issues...but I have always been able to pass for younger so when I turned 30 it wasn't an issue at all. Its all in your mind.

    However what you said in your thread has some merit...and wisdom. I suggest you go about enjoying life and not worry about numbers.
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:09 PM GMT
    Don't worry handsome next year you will be 31?
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:10 PM GMT
    chitown_mofo saidSo i worried all through my 20s about how awful it was gonna be to turn 30

    Like my dick was gonna fall off or i was gonna be some old creepy homo

    Maybe i am now, i dunno

    I think one of the dumbest things I did in my 20s (there were ALOT), was to worry about getting older

    All the build-up to this one day where my life would begin to suck and when it came.....nothing...

    I had to listen to this guy tonite tell me how worried he is about turning 26

    At first I rolled my eyes, but then i realized that in some ways 26 IS old. When i was 21, i thought 26 was ancient. Seriously, thats how retarded my logic was. I had to stop and think about how dumb i must've been when i was 21

    I dont think I'll be fearing any more birthdays. I'm always gonna be old to someone and young to someone else

    Guys who have gone before me - did you have a similar experience at 30?

    Is my dick gonna fall off sometime that I should know of?


    Guess what? Turning 30, not the end of the world that I thought it would be. Yes, it's 30, and years at that. That's a lot of time, and one tends to look back and reflect. All these goals and accomplishments that you hoped to do by the time you're 30, or things you think you're supposed to do, aren't done. Well, shit....

    But, there's a silver lining to this. Who officially deemed that these things had to be done by the time you're 30? No one, that's who. I do things on my own time and when I say it should be done. Some things don't even have to be done. I don't have to own a home by the time I'm X years, but it'd be nice, if I really want it.

    And you'd be surprised how many other people kinda like your dick, too.
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:12 PM GMT
    I'm rolling my eyes. At 55 I'm in the best shape of my life. I don't feel old or creepy; nothing has fallen off and everything still works just fine. You can only look and feel old if you allow it. It's true when they say that weight training slows the aging process.
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:20 PM GMT
    Geez... I'm with you! I wore black for 2 weeks solid when I hit 30. I thought my life was over. It was a big deal for me - I'm gay and 30. To me, I might as well been straight and 80. HORRIFIED! icon_eek.gif

    But now, midway through my 30's, I still have a small issue with getting older, but I do agree with Lissen, in the fact that setting goals for yourself is a way to look beyond the "oldness" of getting older. I finally snapped out of it and said, by the time I'm 35 I will have, this, this and this accomplished... and I have. And the excitement of reaching those goals is much a greater alternative than worrying about turning 35 and wondering what in the world I've done with myself.

    Now I'm heading towards 40 and have another set of goals to reach. Good grief... 40! UGH! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:51 PM GMT
    Yes Chi-town. Your life is over. You are officially a creepy old homo. Unplug now while you still can. icon_evil.gif

    PM8

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    Jul 02, 2008 1:55 PM GMT
    I made a similar post about this a while back. Are those pics current, b/c you seriously don't look a day over 21!!! Either way, look at life as fine wine that only gets better with age!

  • Jul 02, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    You know, I think it's funny how so many people (gay and straight) dread turning 30... I'm turning 29 in august, so I've only got another year left til 30, and you knwo what? I'm looking forward to it..

    I look at it this way... I'll be in the best physical condition of my life. I'm lucky enough to have all of my hair. Judging from my father, I know I'll age very gracefully. After years of dealing with roomates, I finally live on my own. Hopefully I'll have a real job by then instead of the college job I'm trying to replace now.

    Yeah, 29 is going to be a GREAT year for me, and so will 30...
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    chitown_mofo saidSo i worried all through my 20s about how awful it was gonna be to turn 30

    Like my dick was gonna fall off or i was gonna be some old creepy homo


    That doesn't happen until you hit 40, so you've got 10 more years to worry about it.

    But, seriously, like JBE60 said, watch your metabolism and adjust your diet accordingly.
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    Jul 02, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    chitown_mofo saidSo i worried all through my 20s about how awful it was gonna be to turn 30

    Like my dick was gonna fall off or i was gonna be some old creepy homo

    Maybe i am now, i dunno

    I think one of the dumbest things I did in my 20s (there were ALOT), was to worry about getting older

    All the build-up to this one day where my life would begin to suck and when it came.....nothing...

    I had to listen to this guy tonite tell me how worried he is about turning 26

    At first I rolled my eyes, but then i realized that in some ways 26 IS old. When i was 21, i thought 26 was ancient. Seriously, thats how retarded my logic was. I had to stop and think about how dumb i must've been when i was 21

    I dont think I'll be fearing any more birthdays. I'm always gonna be old to someone and young to someone else

    Guys who have gone before me - did you have a similar experience at 30?

    Is my dick gonna fall off sometime that I should know of?


    I turned 30 this year and other then finding that its harder to get rid of fat, its not any different then my 20's. sex has changed from a mission to get off, to a mission to make my partner feel good in all ways. Work has become more about the future and less about the now. Family has become more important and going out has lost its shine. I never really dreaded turning 30, but i'll admit when i was 21 and a bartender in a gay bar it was never something i wanted to happen to me. I think 30 is a perfect age now.
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    Jul 02, 2008 2:17 PM GMT
    It was really odd for me; when I was 17 I couldn't wait to turn 30!!! I know, weird!! I recall my 20's being a bigger challenge vs. my teens; my teens I had a BLAST! 20's were fun, just so much growing up to do, new rules, new expectations and everything. And now in my 30's I feel GREAT! I feel a lot more comfortable in my own skin and definitely insanely more confident. And now I cannot WAIT til my 40's, cause if it's this good I just know it's gonna be GREAT!!!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jul 02, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    I freaked out a lot more about turning 29 than I did about turning 30.

    No one really told me that being in my 30s would be this much fun! And also a lot of the shit you went through in your 20s, you can see the crap coming toward you and you can avoid it completely! I love that!

    I love that I'm in the best shape of my life and I'm keeping it that way. This is what I want for my life and starting new and fresh is really scary, but exciting!

    So, I love my 30s!
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    Jul 02, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    Errr chitown_mofo..u don't look like 30 to me..seriously (and that's a compliment ;P)

    I find guys in their 30s sexy..something about maturity that I like..meooww..though I'm comfortable with 21..for now.
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    Jul 02, 2008 2:32 PM GMT
    I love my 30's. I don't think I'd ever go back and repeat my 20's. I'm more confident, more financially stable, and I've learned what's worth letting go and what's really worth getting worked up about. I find life in the 30's relatively drama free.

    I think I've posted on this before, but when considering how "old" you are, think of this....

    If someone in their 50's gets hit by a bus, people always say "but he was so young...."

    Now, watch out for buses, OK?
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    Jul 02, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    chitown_mofo saidSo i worried all through my 20s about how awful it was gonna be to turn 30

    Like my dick was gonna fall off or i was gonna be some old creepy homo






    Ahhhh, the things that come out of the mouths of babes..LOL!