I am officially getting old.

And I’m not doing very well with accepting that.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am terrified of turning 30 this July. I don’t know why, but the thought of turning 30 literally makes me sick to my stomach. Because of this, I have convinced my 4 year old that I am 25, and will be turning 25 again on my birthday. My dear, sweet son will fight tooth and nail whenever Gene or Ashley tries to tell him that I will be 30. I just love my son.

But, my age is taking its toll on me. I threw my back out yesterday, and I’m still trying to recover from it. I had been sitting on the floor making bows for a bow swap that I’m in, and when I tried to get up, I could barely move. Everytime I moved, it brought me to tears. I called the doctor, and guess what? There’s nothing you can do when you’re pregnant. I can’t go see a Chiropractor. I can’t get x-rayed. So, I got the “put ice then heat on it” and gave a sarcastic “thank you very much” in response.

I know that it’s just because I’m pregnant (again), and my joints are limber, but am I really going to have to suffer for the next 6 months? Is this really what it feels like to get old?

My husband is 3 years younger than me. (Jerk) He teases me relentlessly about this being what he has to look forward to when he gets old. I know he’s just kidding, but, man, does it tick me off. I don’t think he understands how badly this is affecting me. To him, age is just a number. No big deal. I’d love to see it like that, but I know when I see my cake with a big 3-0 on it, I’m going to lose it.

They say that we’re only as old as we feel. Today I feel about 85, so turning 30 should be no big deal, right? I wish!

Someone please tell me 30 isn’t that bad. Please!

Angie Vinez (2894 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    SissyMerks says:

    Please allow me to be the first to tell you that 30 isn’t that bad. I had a harder time turning 25 then 30. I’m not really sure why. What I can tell you is that I never accepted myself or who I was until after I turned 30. That was a turning point for me. I became comfortable with who I was, with my weight, my figure, everything. It was like I suddenly realized what size I was and my little personality quirks don’t really matter in the scheme of things. I will turn 34 in a couple of weeks and I am the happiest I have been in years.

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    Danielle says:

    I believe that your twenties are a time in your life when you primarily start things. You start your family, start your career, set your goals, etc. Not to say you don’t start things in your thirties, I am just talking generally.
    Because of all the beginnings in your twenties, I think it can also be a very stressful time. All the initial hard learned lessons and all of that. Your thirties are a time when you primarily enjoy everything that you started in your twenties. There’s a lot less of that “beginning” stress and fewer hard lessons. You basically just enjoy everything you created for yourself in the decade before.

    I am so looking forward to this new milestone in my life, and I hope you can learn to as well.

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    TexasMomof3 says:

    I am SO right there with you. I don’t know why I’m having such a terrible time turning 30, but I am. Most people tell me that the 30’s were the best years of their life, I hope that’s the case with me as well. I just have to get over that,”I’m only gonna be ten years from forty,” thing..

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    Courtney says:

    I’ll be one year behind you! 😉 But you should go to a chiro. You need to find one that specalizes in pregnancy, seriously it would help a ton.

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    Teresa KK says:

    Well, take it from someone who is…well, over 30 and almost over…YIKES. My 30’s have been WAY better than my 20’s. People stop treating you like your just a kid and start to respect your opinion. Hopefully, you start to have something to show for your hard work like a home, car, some kids.
    Trust me, it is much better to be 30something than 20something!

    ps praying for healing in your back!

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