Turning 30

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    Nov 14, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    Tomorrow, November 14th, I turn 30. I have been reflecting all day about the past 30 years of my life. I can say that I am proud of the things that I have accomplished, and am happy that I lived to be 30. I just hope that the next 30 years are as fun and exciting.

    To the guys over 30, did you life change or did you find that you made the same ridiculous mistakes you made in your 20s?
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:25 AM GMT
    No, all the mistakes were new ones.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    By the time you're 30, you should have learned from your mistakes ( unless you're a politician or actor).
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    I turn 30 less than 3 months from now.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    Once I hit thirty, I stopped making mistakes and started having 'hard lesson refresher courses.'
  • styrgan

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    Nov 14, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    zdrew saidOnce I hit thirty, I stopped making mistakes and started having 'hard lesson refresher courses.'


    ::scoffs::
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    I turn 29 next week and I look (and feel) better at 29 than I did at 19. Diet and exercise played a huge role. So, I am sure I will look better at 30 than I did at 20. This kid is not worried. ;-)
  • EricLA

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    Nov 14, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    As I approached 30 I was a bit anxious. But I had a big birthday party and got friends together from different areas of my life. Friends drove down from the Bay Area to L.A. My sister came out from Austin. It really softened the blow. They say that your 30s are when you really start hitting your stride. You seek out less drama in your life and in turn you're more confident and secure about who you are. It took me a few years, but I'd say that was the case for me. I turned 40 three years ago and found that far less traumatic than turning 30.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    for me turning 30 seemed like the end of youth . LOL !!! but I quickly got over that and have found that every year since has been better, I don't have the same high energy, but everything else has come together that way overcompensates for loss of energy. You'll love being over 30 as long as you take those lessons from pre 30 and keep building on them.
  • steak2000

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    Nov 14, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    BooHoo youre 30!,,,,wait til youre 50....at 35 you'll be over most guys' age limit to even chat with you ..even the old ones...lol...trust me the best part of your life will start at 40 you have a good 10 years to go....live it like you mean it
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:50 AM GMT
    I'm surprised by the guys in this thread who seem to think the OP is complaining about turning 30. Sometimes, it helps to read the thread title AND the full post. icon_wink.gif

    Edit: okay, maybe it's really just this last one.
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    Nov 14, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    lol, good gorsh no one said this!


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BALLJUNKIE!!


    and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JFALCORE80!
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    Nov 14, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    Honey I wish I was turning 30 tommorow haha
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    Nov 14, 2009 2:32 AM GMT
    I think the 30s are great years (I'm in them now). You know yourself a lot better than in your 20s.
  • islander24

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    Nov 14, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    Age is just a state of mind.
    Sure somethings change, but hopefully mostly for the better.
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    Nov 14, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    Happy Birthday. I think life does change with maturity. You re-prioritize things in your life and recognize that what was oh so important at 20 really was very insignificant (except for then) in the over all scheme of life. You find the same is true at 40 and 50. At 30 I think settling down, job stability and better financial security begin to take root in your mind. Ah, the pressures of life begin. Good luck and Happy Birthday again!
  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Nov 14, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    Happy Bday




    Yikes i still gotta get to 20!! EHHH lol
  • FloridaGuy71

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    Nov 14, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    steak2000 saidBooHoo youre 30!,,,,wait til youre 50....at 35 you'll be over most guys' age limit to even chat with you ..even the old ones...lol...trust me the best part of your life will start at 40 you have a good 10 years to go....live it like you mean it



    OMG.. you are the HOTTEST 50 YO I have ever seen.. seriously, you look like you're in your 30's.

    Happy Birthday Balljunkie!

    steak2000 is right. 30 is no big deal. For some reason, I felt more anxious on my 29th birthday, than I did on my 30th. Personally, I am definitely in a better state of mind (and in better shape) than I was in my 20's.

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    Nov 14, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    30 is nothing!!! 35 is the point of going down to 40. Once you get over that part, you're good to go!
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    Nov 14, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    Happy birthday!

    So far the thirties have been ok. It's a time in life when you have the experience of having been an adult for over a decade, so your not nearly as green as you once where. Still young enough though, to have alot to learn about most everything. IMO.

    Enjoy!
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    Nov 14, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    My best B'day party (and only?) was 30 (friends threw me a party and it was a blast). I am loving my 40's even though I am on the injured/reserve list. A good bud told me as hard as I am on myself I'll fell every day of 50 but I bet I'll be doing just fine. It's just another day. Keep living and learning.
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    Nov 14, 2009 5:31 AM GMT
    30 was a non event.
    40 was fine and i lovedall of my 40's.
    50 was a disaster, i'm still in shock.
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    Nov 14, 2009 5:41 AM GMT
    Balljunkie saidTomorrow, November 14th, I turn 30. I have been reflecting all day about the past 30 years of my life. I can say that I am proud of the things that I have accomplished, and am happy that I lived to be 30. I just hope that the next 30 years are as fun and exciting.

    To the guys over 30, did you life change or did you find that you made the same ridiculous mistakes you made in your 20s?


    Congratulations on the rollover and may you have many more.

    to answer your question, my life didn't change when things clicked over to 30. I doubt that it does for anyone. Maybe it does... who am I to say. It just didn't from my perspective.

    I didn't make the same mistakes after 30.. or 40 either... I keep discovering new ones, but that does keep you on your toes... so to speak.
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    Nov 14, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOO!!!
  • jrs1

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    Nov 14, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    Balljunkie saidTurning 30 ...


    ... happens.