Being a thirty something…

You know you are a thirty something when…

You feel young BUT

  • everyone 29 and under sees you as old
  • all of your friends are getting older…and so are your kids
  • the cheeseburger you ate last night doesn’t melt away as fast as it used to
  • you start noticing one or more of the following…an occasional gray hair, a line here or there, a slight sag
  • sometimes your bones and joints are quite loud when getting up from a chair or bed

You look young BUT

  • you can’t wear the clothes that all the “crazy kids” are wearing
  • you have to “act your age”
  • your children look to you to take care of them 😉  And to set an example (gasp)

You really don’t mind being in your thirties, EXCEPT

  • the next milestone  in your life is 40 and you are not ready for that
  • the bad stuff that happens in life happens at a far greater frequency now…you see parents getting sick and/or injured more easily, kids facing pressures of this crazy world, friends and loved ones facing divorce, loss and trials all the more each day
  • you love where you are in your life but you see it flying at the speed of light and you realize soon enough you will be typing a list of being a forty something…


This may make you chuckle, it may make you sigh…just enjoy each minute before it flies by and thank Our LORD and Savior that allows us to live these moments and create these memories.

3 responses

  1. Amen… I can relate to the 30s one and 40 isn’t that far off. But so true – every day on this earth truly is a gift. That’s one thing I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older. And the finishing line isn’t all that far off!

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