were you upset when you turned 30?

United States
September 10, 2007 2:38pm CST
Friday the 7th was my 30th Birthday...I was so excited about turning 30 it wasn't funny! I hardly slept the night before..I had so much planned on doing that day for my B-Day I couldn't wait for it to happen...But I know so many people that had a hard time turning 30. Were any of you like that? and Why? I don't understand why some people get so upset about getting older? I think the older you are people have more respect for that person...Maybe I'm wrong but I have so much respect for older people so the older I get I want people to have the respect for me as I have for them. Tell me what you think about this?
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19 responses
• United States
10 Sep 07
I was concerned about how I would feel about my 30th birthday. I had pretty much had my friends downplay my 29th birthday, because I wasn't looking forward to getting older. But as I got closer to my 30th birthday, I decided to just have fun with it. I got my first tattoo on my 30th birthday, went out with a bunch of friends to see an 80s cover band that night, and had a big party the next night. It was a lot of fun, and the birthdays since then haven't been so bad. I've still got time before I start dreading 40, but I suspect that will be another milestone that I'd rather not get to!
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• United States
11 Sep 07
30 was easy. 40 was a bit challenging but I think 50 will be much easier because I've learned to appreciate what I have so much and appreciate my life and what God has in store for me. Age no longer matters as long as I'm living my best to please God.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
10 Sep 07
30 was a piece of cake and 40 the tough one. When I turned 30 it didn't bother me at all I felt the best of my life was still to come and it was. Then I faced 40 and was so depressed, I couldn't figure out where the time went. I think I cried every day for about a week before and after. My hubby just laughed and said wait till you hit 50! I guess every milestone year it gets harder then when you hit 90 you get proud that you had such a great life and survived to 90! I can't even think of 50 yet but as time goes on after 40 I have learned to embrace it, the best is yet to come!
@onerygirl (549)
• United States
10 Sep 07
My 30th birthday wans't bad at all but when I turned 40, it was a real downer. I think it is just that the kids were getting older, life was changing, etc. Enjoy life,....you are only as old as you feel!
• United States
11 Sep 07
Turning thirty sucked. I won't mince words. My twenties behind me along with any and all semblance of pardon for any youthful indiscretion. What sucks even more, though is realizing that I'm about to turn 36 and I remember being 17 better than I remember being 35. And it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. What's even more depressing is that I'm about to turn 18 FOR THE SECOND TIME. Remember 18? What a milestone it was? Me too. The second time it didn't seem to take quite as long to accomplish, though...
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• India
11 Sep 07
praying for your long life & good health. I think old age & young age doesn't matter in life. life is journey so we have to enjoy this journey and always try to be young at heart not at age. hapy life ahead. bye bye
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@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
11 Sep 07
I have a sister who is four years younger than me and she had a terrible time when she turned 30. She sat on the floor with a record playing and the song she played was called "Era bella" (she was beautiful). Of course she thought the song was referred to her, which made her feel even more miserable!
@youless (98990)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Sep 07
Actually I was married and had my child before I was 30 years old. So I didn't feel upset when I reached the age of 30. It seemed to be very normal to me.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
11 Sep 07
Truthfully, I embraced and celebrated 30. To me it was the point where I finaly crossed in to true adulthood. (it was also about 10 years longer than I thought I was gonna survive,lol). To anyone who is turning 30, Embrace it, it is a genuine milestone. A time to reflect on where you are and where your going. A time of thinking to yourself, "hey, look at me, I made it".
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11 Sep 07
My lovely partner is getting upset already and he won't be 30 until next spring. To be honest, I guess most of us look at the *0* numbers as a real milestone, I felt pretty bad when I hit 30 until I realised that it was only a number. Then there was 40, when life is supposed to begin and I felt I was getting old then. When I hit 50, however, it was great as I had new and fresh challenges. I learnt to drive when I was 50, not bad for an "old bird" LOL
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@cici6880 (656)
• China
11 Sep 07
I'll be upset,also I think I can be more confidence because when I become 30,I shoule have learned more skills about living .
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
11 Sep 07
I was upset when i turned 25 but have never worried after that. To me 25 was my transition poit from being young to middle aged, dont think it will bother me again. The next big jump is to being 50 and ill see how i feel about that when it hits home blessed be
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• United States
11 Sep 07
Well, first of all I'd like to wish you a happy birthday. You know of course now you cannot be trusted, Lol. Not to bring you down but I and the only guy I've ever truly loved were in a bad car accident celebrating my 30th birthday, he is paralyzed now and I am disabled because of it. this was in 89. I understand what you mean about respecting older people I do myself. I too had been excited about turning 30 but I guess I should have celebrated alone. LOL
• Philippines
11 Sep 07
I couldn't imagine what it will be like since I will be celebrating my 30th birthday five months from now. Though I have plans on my birthday celebration like going to my dream trip and have a simple party. But, I don't want to think much about it because I am still living my 29th year and I want to feel and experience everyday what it is like to be 29 years old, single and with a job. There's not much I can do to stop myself from getting older each year. I just hope to become wiser, better and lovelier as each year passes. As a new year happens when I celebrate my birthday, I always reflect of the work that I had accomplished/done and evaluate what are left to be accomplished/done and if it's a good year or a bad year. Though, I am starting to be convinced on anti-aging regimens, I still believe on humor as the best anti-aging defense. There is so much difference when a smile or a laugh could do to you in a day.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
11 Sep 07
Hi there. No way, I was just as normal as I would be on any other day... I just changed a few things in my life, and wanted to relax more, and spend much more time with my husband and our children... Naturally when you respect others, they in turn respect you back... Have a great day...
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@tanjam420 (228)
• United States
11 Sep 07
well i can say that i turned 30 on sunday the 9th, yes i was excited at first then when i actually woke up that day i was like uuggg i am getting old lol.... needless to say we were going to go out on the night before but when we got home to get ready i really didnt want to go and celebrate...lol... so we stayed home and went to bed early hahaha... now my husband is plnning this get together this coming saturday for me, well i can actualy say tht i am kind of excited now but really my birthday is just another day to me... i dont feel like i am getting wiser with age so the saying goes, but then again there hasnt been anything different in the whole day i have been 30... so i dont really know if i get upset about it or not...
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I can't be absolutely certain how I will feel when I turn 30 because it doesn't happen for a few months. I turn 30 on May 31st. It bothered me for a little while but as the big day approaches it bothers me less and less. Hopefully it will just be a fun day with my family and friends!
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@molusk (857)
• Philippines
10 Sep 07
Nahhh I'm never upset about getting old. In fact since I look quite young for my real age, I am now planning to get a pair of eyeglasses to look more aged and respectable. They say respectability comes with age. Many people tend to get real upset indeed about getting old. Why? I do not know. What I know is wallets of shareholders of these giant corporations involve in "look younger than your age" products are getting fatter and fatter everyday.
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@molusk (857)
• Philippines
10 Sep 07
Nahhh I'm never upset about getting old. In fact since I look quite young for my real age, I am now planning to get a pair of eyeglasses to look more aged and respectable. They say respectability comes with age. Many people tend to get real upset indeed about getting old. Why ? I do not know. What I know is wallets of shareholders of these giant corporations involve in "look younger than your age" products are getting fatter and fatter everyday.