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    In the lead up (say, in the last couple of years of my 20's) I was really dreading it. I have always looked younger than my age and never used to tell people how old I was. But once I hit 30, I made a conscious decision to embrace it and have since been forthcoming with my age. Don't really know why... maybe because my children are getting older and its really hard to pretend that you are 20-something when you have two teenage daughters that are taller than you!

    I am now 34 (35 in a few months) and I feel really comfortable with my ageing, even with the few silver hairs that I've got. I feel like they are testament to the interesting and challenging life that I've lead thus far.

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    DS was 9 months old when I turned 30 so he was a nice little distraction to help me forget about it

    I'm fitter, healthier and happier than I was at age 20, so I am not afraid of ageing, bring it on!

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    I'll be 30 in August. I haven't really given it much thought. Gonna have a party though so I'll be looking foward to that. No point in being unhappy about it, we're not getting any younger.

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    At the time, I was depressed about it. But I think that was a refelction of my life at the time too. All the fun had gone. My marriage sucked. Life was meh.

    Now, whilst life isn't great (is it ever?) and I'm 32, I actually feel younger than I did when I was 21! I made the comment the other day that the only thing different about how I think compared to 10 years ago is that I have more confidence now - in myself, in my decision making. And I do have more fun now. On my own. With my kids. I always used to get told that I looked older than my years. Now, I'm more told to grow up!

    NOT IF I CAN HELP IT!

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    Mine isn't until november and i had always planned to have a week away with all my girlfriends in Fiji or Bali but now with little man on the way and he will be 5 months old i think it will just be a dinner at home and then when we get back to nzl two weeks later a party with all our friends there...
    DH always laughs and says that he is going to start buying the parts for my Zimmer Frame because i'm going to be old. he is 3 years younger than me.
    Nothing has really panned out in my 20's i thought we would have lots of kid's by now but that hasn't worked the only thing that has is that i'm married. I've definately grown up a lot but moving countries to a place where you know no one but your in laws kinda makes you

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    I feel my life really started once I got into my 30's. I got married at 31 and was pregnant at 32 and life has been pretty full on since. I wasn't worried about leaving the 20's at all. And its not like look my age either so hitting the 30's didn't bother me. In a few years I will be saying hello to 40 and that doesn't faze me either

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    I felt fantastic! I felt like a woman! I reviewed my life and was happy to find myself in the position I was in - newly married and planning an overseas trip, planning to buy a house, planning to have a baby. I looked good and felt terrific.

    It was a special birthday. And all those plans came to fruition and I'm still very much enjoying life in my mid 30's - I'll be 35 next month! And I'm excited about that too!

    If you want to know what OLD is, visit a nursing home. You'll soon be embracing your youth and seeing it for what it is. Bluddy marvellous!

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    I didn't feel much at all. I think it might have been different if I'd had a party and a big fuss was made, but I was 36 weeks pregnant so no big parties for me!

    And when I hit 35 I had a 3 month old, so I didn't bother with a party then either and the day just came & went with some lovely presents, but I didn't have much time to ponder stuff.

    Mind you, when I hit 40 I except to feel weird! (ok, that may actually be cause my baby will be about to start school too!).

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    I didn't feel anything, but I do recall my 25th birthday I felt a bit 'old'! That's pretty funny.

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    It was an excuse for a party with a live band

    I was a 'school mum' and working a 30 hour week, an excuse for a music and beer wss more than welcome!


 

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