What's the Big Deal?

I don't get it, honestly I don't. It happens to everyone, there's nothing you can do to stop it, slow it or reverse it. People get stressed over it, they worry about it, they wonder how they will "cope" with it, but come on guys, what you going to do? It's like the old gits at the bus stop moaning about the weather.

Global Warming? Greenhouse Gasses? War? Famine?

Nope, hitting 30.

In just over two weeks time, I will go from being 29 and decend into that dreaded territory of "Thirty Something". But why do people seem to think that A) I am worried about it, and B) It's a big deal? Now, granted, as my mum said the other day, she's surprised I made it to 20, let alone thirty, being that I was somewhat accident prone as a Child. And a Teen. And a Young Adult. And Now. OK, so I am a prat. But anyway, people keep coming up to me or mailing or texting with "Oooooh nearly thirty! Don't get too worried!"

Erm, OK, I won't.

So why do people think hitting an age that ends in zero is a big thing? Will I suddenly mature over night? Will my hair fall out? Will I find all these wrinkles? Probably not.

Now, for those of you that are here from the various heart lists I am on, you will know that from day one when I joined, I've ALWAYS taken the piss out of people older than me. Hell, people three months older than me get me talking about how OLD they are. I joined the various support groups six years ago next month, which would have put me on 24 years old - and I was considered the youngster! I mercilessly mentioned peoples ages, and when someone admitted to being over thirty, well, that was it, gloves came off and the "walking frame" jokes came out and everything else.

But me hitting 30? Doesn't bother me in the slightest. Someone said to me yesterday "So you start with the '21-agains' this year eh?" and I'm thinking "No, because I'm going to be 30".

And besides, all the people I used to ridicule - they are STILL older than me, and hey guys - you're approaching FORTY! hehehe

But yes, like my mum said, it IS amazing I've gotten this far. I've broken myself so many times, put myself in dangerous positions so many times, and done so many stupid things, it IS impressive. I can feel various lumps and bumps from broken bones, smooth skin from scars, aches and pains from injuries, I can hear the wheezing in my lungs from poisoning, and still hear the fateful words of "Dan, be careful or you'll....."

So roll on thirty - let's see what else I can get up to!

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3 Responses to “What's the Big Deal?”

HoolaHoops said...

Turning 30 is OK, you know? I actually found it liberating. For the first time I felt like I was an adult. You have had some traumatic life experiences, so perhaps that sounds vacuous, but I hope you know what I mean. When you turn 30 you are no longer a kid. I didn't think I would like to turn 30 but when I did? It felt great.

All the best to you and your family.

Stuart Wilson said...

30 in two weeks eh? You old man. (Better be careful what I say, I'm 30 in 19 weeks time). Found this link on the web (ok, its not THAT funny), but anyway, you've got 2 weeks to get as many done as possible.


I wouldn't be surprised if you have already done 38 - Lick the terminals of a 9 volt battery!!!

Emma said...

3 months is no difference at all!! And OMG is it 6 years!!?? Lucky you having me to talk to (read as - take the piss out of!) for that long!!