Discussion in 'On Topic' started by el capitan, Feb 25, 2007.
why do i feel strange?
damn, i'm not looking forward to the 30.
how is it different than 29?
30 wasn't bad for me for some reason. I had more agita over turning 35...now I'm 36 this year. I feel much better now that I have a 22 year old girlfriend to make me feel young. "Age is just a number" she keeps telling me
Although...I do miss being able to smile at young attractive women I would pass on the street...and get big smiles back. I am beginning to look older.
I alway say be glad you're becoming older otherwhise it would mean you'd be dead
Maybe you feel a little more mature, a little more understanding of life?
That's how I felt when I turned 20. Even though age is just a number, I may sound crazy for saying this, but I felt something click both in my mind and body.
I'd look into the spectrum of aging and stuff for more information.
I once was sitting at a desk of a local celebrity once just doing some small talk. This was a lady who had started out as a tv reporter, became anchor, and then eventually split off to run her own production company and do her own tv show. A very intelligent woman.
I expressed similar sentiments as you are about turning 30, mainly just joking around. She told me that the 30s are the best-- you're still hitting your stride, but in the business world people respect you a lot more. She enjoyed her 30s much more then she enjoyed her 20s.
Since then I've just kept that in mind and just reminded myself I'm living some of the best years of my life.
Go out and have a big party about it.
30 is great if you're getting off the ground and making forward moves. In the professional world, 30 is entering 'power' territory. Hopefully you're no longer a junior such-and-such who gets ignored at meetings, if even invited at all.
30 isn't so great if you've not made any significant strides forward in your life, and it becomes a marker, a signpost of how little you've progressed in your career or personal life.
If you find yourself in the latter camp, it isn't too late!
Make this year the year you cast off the old crappy do-nothing self, and energize yourself.
You'd be surprised how much difference a year makes.
Im NOT looking forward to turning 30, dont know why really, just not ready for it. Im 28 right now, turning 29 in June. Maybe I have a fear of growing older
I'm already starting to fear the 3-0 and I'm only 24. I think part of it for me comes from seeing my mom flip the fuck out on her 30th bday - I was only 5 but I have fairly vivid memories of it....
shit im gonna be 32 next month and i'm happy as fuck.. it feels almost like my life is becoming completed...
It only feels strange if you feel you're not meeting some predefined expectations you had of yourself, whether you knew you had them or not. You're not a different person unless you choose to be, and that's a double-edged sword.
Hey, me too. I think 30 is so big because you are offically not young any more. That's middle age.
I'm feeling shitty about turning 25 in October.
25. Not worried in the slightest.
I am going to be 29 in June cannot believe that is one year from 30.
I remember thinking 29 was SOOOO OLD.
I guess it just depends on if you are happy about where you are at in life....
They say age is just a number, but with 29 approaching, I feel OLD.
I am starting to think to myself, "Am I too old to be doing this?"
I guess I better start making my list of things I want to do before I turn 30, not much time left...
grats on 30!
That was a good year for me and i didnt really have a hard time with it. i always have looked younger than my age.
its all the birthdays after 30 that have been hard. this year, its 34. ugh. strange strange age. your body starts 'feeling' older. its odd. you hear your bio clock ticking. you are undeniably in your thirties. no turning back!
I get a small thrill out of being ID'ed now and remember the days when I was proud to NOT get ID'ed for liquor.
I love getting ID'd now. except the other day when the guy looked at it and was like "wow, you are way old enough. Holy crap."
Oh, and when I get ma'am ed sucks too. Especially by college kids.
Oh HELL yes. I hate that "yes sir no sir" crap. My name is Joe dammit.
Well, just Joe, my last name isn't really dammit
THAT makes me feel old just based upon principle.
Bunch o' kids. I turn 40 in May and I'm seriously like . I'm also graduating in May with my second Bachelors degree so ya know what...it's never too late to change the direction of your life.
But you know...age really is just a number. My mom is 75 and has a more active social life than people 1/2 her age. She's always doing something and she's just loving life right now. It's great to see.
Stop focusing on the number and try to see what's good in your life. Johan really said it well.
don't worry dude, I'm turning 20 next week and:
I drive a shitty beater that belongs to my dad
My whore ex-girlfriend cheated on me
I don't even have 3,000 to my name
I only have a few friends (they're very good ones though)
I'm only halfway through college
I've got a lot of shit to overcome, and chances are your life is a lot better than mine ATM. Just be thankful you aren't younger.
I hear this idea all the time and I think it's kinda funny. It's as if you think you'll just flip a switch and bam...then you'll be livin. You know....life isn't like that, if you want something you have to work to create it. It takes time and effort but it doesn't just happen.
you know, 30 didn't bother me but now that I'm about to hit 31, I'm scared! lol
lol 35 actually messed with my head a bit....I have no idea why other than I kept thinking about how I never expected to make it to 35. My 20s were rather rough.