30 Today! >8-(

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    Jan 27, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    OK...I'm 30 today, Jan. 27th
    (Please...this is NOT a thread of me looking for "Happy B-day!" and all that bullshit.) icon_mad.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    I have to say that I thought it wouldn't bother me, but for some reason it does.icon_eek.gif
    I know 30 is not old. Hell there are men on this site into their 50's that have bodies that put to shame guys in their 20's! icon_razz.gif
    But the teens and 20's to me just scream YOUTH. And now their gone. I feel like I'm on a precipice here. (I know most of you would rather see me jump off of said precipice to my death. And that's fine for you.)
    But this small progression of age seems to make me want to/need to change my life. Not trying to sound histrionic here, but do these big decade progressions in age mess with one's psyche? icon_confused.gif

    Tristan

    >8-(
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:15 PM GMT



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *sticks out tongue, runs away*


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    Jan 27, 2013 4:22 PM GMT
    Age is to the body, not to the soul...that's what I think!
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:22 PM GMT


    I remember feeling like shit on the days before... Like a deadline was approaching and I felt bad for not getting shit done in time. But then I turned 30 and the deadline was over so I had nothing to worry about anymore.
  • rnch

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    Jan 27, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    So you are whinning about turning 30?

    WIth your mind, body and profession....you are complaining about becoming 30??

    Count your blessings, T. Many guys here would love to have just ONE of your blessings that I have mentioned here.

    Gawd, you are such a drama queen icon_exclaim.gif




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    Jan 27, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    Happy B-Day!!! I'm sure everyone feels a little bummed out when they leave their 20's, 30's, 40's etc... Just be sure to leave it with great memories icon_wink.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 27, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    I love being in my 30s. It's the best decade yet. And thank God I'm not "screaming youth," as you put it. I think you'll realize in the next few years that grown men get more respect, and you'll come to realize that you're lucky to have made it this far. Basically, there's a whole other world on the other side of 30, and you're just a newb.icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
    Dude now that you have reached 30 you are going to see life in a very different perspective... sure being 20+ seems to scream youth but if you ask me the youth of today compared to when I was 20 were much more active. Less technology was blurring our mind and yes we were a little more oblivious but still very real.

    30 is just a number and keep saying that to yourself because in a blink of an eye you'll be 35 in no time. I'm 36 and will be turning 37 in June and although the number may disturbs me sometime (mostly when a bunch of 18 years old message me and want me to be their sugar daddy :lolicon_smile.gif) but frankly each year that pass is just another year to me now. I still have the look I had in my twenties and although the energy isn't the same I'm still capable of a lot of things. Embrace you 30's those are by far the greatest years you will have.

    And don't worry too much about all those teenagers saying that you are ancient... I just had a 18 years old boyfriend and trust me I'm not doing that again... they may be cute but experience wise it's really not up to expectation.

    So happy birthday and celebrate. And yes you're still 9 years away from 40 hahahaha!
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    I have better relationships with people older than myself. Most of my friends are 30 - 50. Screw the 20s!

    Life begins at 30 ;)
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    Jan 27, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidBasically, there's a whole other world on the other side of 30, and you're just a newb.icon_cool.gif


    And that new world is bullshit free... at least at 70% icon_wink.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 27, 2013 4:53 PM GMT
    After today, you will experience a whole new world. It will be like you have crossed over to another dimension where you feel like you are standing still but someone has pressed the fast forward button on your life.

    Enjoy!!!! Happy Birthday!!!
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    Jan 27, 2013 5:39 PM GMT
    You're 30 now?

    Too old icon_biggrin.gif
  • Machina

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    Jan 27, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    Happy Birthday Tristan, felt like saying it anyway... icon_smile.gif

    I can at least somewhat appreciate how you are feeling. I am not 30 yet, I'm 28 so I've got another couple of years to go, but every day that goes by feels indeed like I am getting closer and closer to some impending deadline.

    It seems to make you re-evaluate where you are in life and work harder/faster to become what and be where you desire.

    In fact, I was listening to the song "Time" by Pink Floyd (which kicks major ass by the way) the other day, and noticed that I felt like the song was talking directly to me, before you know it 10 years have gotten behind you.

    I think you'll adjust and really take off now that your past this threshold; it's just the progression into the unknown that can, on occasion, rattle us quite badly.

  • MikeW

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    Jan 27, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    I turned 65 a couple weeks ago. Damn, talk about a milestone! I'm old enough to officially retire! icon_eek.gif

    Yeah, I think decades do effect us psychologically. We mature (if we're lucky) haha. Life changes from "becoming" to "being."

    Now you really *are* an adult! LoL. But, for me anyway, the years after 30 were the best. Yeah, of course we miss the youthfulness to an extent but it is possible to keep a lot of that alive in one's self. As was said, age is for the body, not the soul--and even the body can be kept younger these days than ever before with activity and nutrition. I'm still a teenager at heart (well, sort of). But a lot of the uncertainty and angst just melted away after 30. Even that was "young" though. The wildest birthday party I ever had was when I turned 40, complete with naked guys swinging from the trapeze. But that's another story.

    The scary thing about getting older is that time seems to pass faster as we age. If I blink now I can miss a whole week! I try not to blink icon_eek.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 27, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    Well there Tristan, best wishes for an awesome birthday today!

    Hope you are having a good time!

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    Jan 27, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
    rnch saidSo you are whinning about turning 30?

    WIth your mind, body and profession....you are complaining about becoming 30??

    Count your blessings, T. Many guys here would love to have just ONE of your blessings that I have mentioned here.

    Gawd, you are such a drama queen icon_exclaim.gif




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    OK, you think I'm a drama queen and I know you're an asshole. So here we are. [sigh] icon_rolleyes.gif
    This had nothing to do about whining. icon_question.gif
    So with old age comes your attitude? Let's hope that's just your issue.


    It just feels as if something internally in my mind has said...OK youth is over, now change your life.
    For me, who has always enjoyed being young, 30 had always seemed so far. Even at 28 and 29 it seemed too far away to matter. But now it's here... TODAY! [gulp] icon_surprised.gif
    One of my favorite quotes, "The deep breath before the plunge.", seems so apropo. icon_confused.gif

    Tristan
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 said
    But the teens and 20's to me just scream YOUTH.


    Youth screams STUPID.
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:30 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday, but:

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  • Karl

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    Jan 28, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    Happy birthday !
    Don't worry ...
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    Jan 28, 2013 4:38 AM GMT
    happy birthday but I have no idea what that face is in the title
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    Jan 28, 2013 5:37 AM GMT
    Happy Belated Birthday!

    Just remember you're as old as you make yourself be.
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:41 AM GMT
    Neight saidhappy birthday but I have no idea what that face is in the title

    LOL...It's supposed to be an angry face. Someone at the office started using it and it just made me laugh.

    Tristan

    >8-(