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Mon, Feb. 1st, 2010 12:16 pm
The undiscovered continent needs a festival!

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(Anonymous)
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)

What turning 50 is to a man is probably what turning 30 is to a woman; expectation-wise, etc.

I'm turning 30 in June, and "an undiscovered continent" does not sound wrong to describe life beyond that big 3-0.

I will laugh all about it if I can make it to my 31st bday next year - but for now, I feel apprehensive, slightly worried, and honestly, not really in the mood of a festival.


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mimesis
mimesis
tempo rubato
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)

Wow. That's too bad. I was rather happy and bouncy-anticipatory about turning 30. I can't think of anyone I know who has dreaded 30, so I admit to some surprise to see this comment. Especially thinking that 30 is worse for women than for men. We don't age *that* fast.

Maybe I had some outstanding friends who were already over 30 as I was approaching it, so I was fortunate to be well aware in advance that it's a great age. I honestly can't think of a single example of someone falling apart at or around 30 due to age-related reasons. But even without that, looking solely at my own position and development, as far as I could see there was little to fear about 30.

By 45-50 you've got a different situation.

But 30? Naw. 30 is fun! I hope you find a way to enjoy it!

Edited at 2010-02-02 05:07 am (UTC)


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)

31 was a bit of a peak for me, certainly in terms of knowing who I was, self-confidence, and getting laid.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Tue, Feb. 2nd, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)

(The "getting laid" bit is probably just because I came up with the cunning ploy of being "the heterosexual Pet Shop Boy" at that point.)


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