I Do What I Want #28: Random Things About Turning 30

Posted January 19th, 2017 in I Do What I Want, My Features / 30 comments

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Sometimes I just want to talk about random crap. No theme, no rules, just…whatever. That’s where I Do What I Want posts come in. This is where I…well, do whatever the hell I want. Enjoy…and be very afraid.

You know what sucks? Getting old. Yeah, yeah, I’m that type. The type to say she’s pretty much on her death bed at 31. But Seriously, getting old sucks. So I thought I would share that suckiness with you!

Wrinkles? Seriously?

I’ve always gotten compliments on my skin. I have very fair skin that’s doesn’t wrinkle. I get it from my mom. Then I turned 30 and now I have this one wrinkle under my left eye that won’t go away!!! I even bought wrinkle cream but it doesn’t work. I just know this wrinkle is the first step to my demise. And don’t even say I’m being dramatic. The struggle is real, people!

These Old Bones!

Even though I’m overweight, I have always been an energetic, relatively healthy person. Once I turned 30 it’s like my body started to die! Now I have GERD, my minor stomach problem decided to become a full blown disaster that messes with me every day, my lower back randomly hurts for no damn reason, and I just recently started getting really bad allergies. Oh, and I magically became allergic to cats and dogs, which I have one of each. FML. It’s like I’m falling apart. What the hell?

Why can’t I feel my face when I drink?

I am not much of a drinker. I may have a cocktail every few months. I’ve been drunk like 3 times in my life. In my 20’s I could drink anyone under the table. Alcohol just didn’t have much of an effect on me. Now I sip a Bloody Mary and my face goes numb. Yup! I’m such a lightweight it’s not even funny. And for whatever reason my buzzed state consists of a numb face and teeth. WTH? Freaking ridiculous.

Sleep: My Precious!

Oh, sleep, how I love thee. In my 20’s I could get up at the ass-crack of dawn, college it up all day with some work on the side and go out at night with friends on only 3 hours of sleep. Now, if I get 6 hours of sleep I struggle all day not to fall asleep at my desk. When the clock strikes 9pm I am already in my PJ’s, getting ready for bed. On the flip side, I can no longer sleep in. It’s a work day, I’m up at 6am. It’s the weekend, I’m up at 6am. Yeah, it sucks.

This uterus is for decoration.

I honesty thought that as I got older I would start feeling my biological clock ticking. I never liked kids or babies all that much. Just wasn’t my thing. But I figured I felt that way because I was young. Now I’m 31 and I don’t want kids more than ever. I like having my free time and doing whatever the hell I want. Once you have a kid, your life no longer exists. Your life is that child. I am way too selfish for that. Maybe I’ll start feeling it when I’m 40, who knows. Hopefully it won’t be too late, but hey, you can’t force these things. So, for now, my uterus will only be for exploding when Chris Hemsworth shows up on screen.

What things have you experienced while aging oh so gracefully?


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30 Responses to “I Do What I Want #28: Random Things About Turning 30”

  1. Carrie

    OMGosh I love your posts! This was me at 35 and again at 40. Now I’m 49 and each year I still notice a difference with a new wrinkle here or a new ache there. Except the biological clock thing. It never did go off for me and I’m totally okay with that. I love kids so long as they belong to other people. It was never my thing. Oddly enough I still feel young though. It’s because I make myself feel young. I dye my hair purples and pinks and watch animated movies! I do not ever plan on growing up! LOL

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I agree, no growing up for me! I feel young and I plan to stay that way, even if these damn wrinkles persist.

  2. chucklesthescot

    I’m on the wrong side of 40 so I have sympathy! I’ve never wanted kids as I enjoy being able to do what I want when I want, without having to consult a husband or put the kids first. I love being single and child free! I’m lucky that I’m wrinkle and grey hair free though, and I still get ID’d if I buy Buck’s Fizz, which is nice! But trying to lose weight is even harder than it was when I was younger. Ugh! The aches and pains are there all the time and I’m just waiting for the happy onset of arthritis and the menopause. Yippee! Great post!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Ugh, I want stay wrinkle freee!!!! *pouts*. I agree, being single is awesome!

  3. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    Oh gosh, I often feel WAY older than I am. I turn 27 this year but I already have hearing loss (I probably need hearing aids sometime soon), I have a bad back because of scoliosis, bad knees (runs in my family), I need lotsss of sleep (I’ve always kind of been like this though), and so much else. hah


    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Ugh, that sucks. Falling apart early is no fun. My back has hurt all my life, so I feel you.

  4. kindlemom1

    The struggle is real I tell you! Some magical but not in a fun way, happens to women when we turn 30. Our metabolisms slow down and so much more. It really is unfair. I think for men, it doesn’t happen until 40 which just makes it all the more unfair. 🙁
    I have one of those wrinkles in the middle of my forehead near my eyes (like when you are frowning or concentrating) that I’ve noticed the past year has gotten deeper and actually is there all the time now whether my brow is furrowed or not and it is seriously depressing.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Ugh, so unfair. Stupid one wrinkle that puts craters in our faces. Not right.

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Just found your blog (although I remember visiting it some last year so I guess I found it again). I like how Chuckles put it – I’m on the wrong side of 40. I’ve never wanted kids and that’s never changed for me. Maybe I’m selfish, maybe I’m smart and just know what is and isn’t for me. I chose to have 4 legged furbabies. However, I do get sick of people looking at my oddly for that decision and voicing their opinion. I finally got fed up and just started telling people I medically can’t have kids – that shuts them up. I don’t really worry about getting old, but as time goes on, do start to think about my mortality more. Great post!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Welcome back then! 🙂 I am all about the furbabies as well. Yeah, people think I am weird for not wanting kids too. What’s funny is I don’t fear death, I just hate happenings of getting old.

  6. Nathan

    I am in my 30s and don’t see myself having children anytime soon. As for health…my epilepsy returned when I turned 18, which really sucked. It also helped bring on OCD. I am now on the Gluten-free diet as well. But my health is improving, I am sure yours will too. This is a great post.

  7. Christy LoveOfBooks

    Ha! Love this post! I didn’t want kids either, but got pregnant at 17 while on freaking birth control. So my selfishness went out the window for awhile. I totally hear you on the alcohol thing! I get goofy on one glass of wine now. 😀

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yeah, that happens sometimes. I know that if I ever had a kid that I would love them to death, so I am not against it, but I am not going in with intentions, kind of thing.

  8. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)

    LoL I love this. Sorry but I’m kind of relieved to see someone else going through this misery and it’s not just me being over dramatic. I just turned 30 a few months ago and it’s like “WTH!” I also bought eye stuff but mine was a gel that had raving reviews online and came in this cool pump jar… I’ve been using it for a little over a month now and I see no difference. I took the dog for two 20 minute walks the other day, and later that night you would have thought I ran a marathon. My legs were all tight and protesting. And the drinking, I was the champ at drinking. I could drink with the best of them and wake up feeling fine. Now, I have a glass of wine and I’m feeling it, if I drink another one I end up waking up in the middle of the night feeling like my liver is plotting war on me and regretting my poor decision to have two fking glasses of wine. And as for kids, totally with you. Man, we need to live closer because you and I are two peas in a pod. I’ve been married a long time and everyone always says “you’ll want kids. Just give it time.” Uh, no, no I don’t. I would think that 12 years is enough time to realize we don’t want any damn kids. My furbabies are my kids. I have to feed them, bathe them, give them love, and take care of them. However, unlike I kid, I can leave their asses at home and go out for the night. You feel bad about them being lonely, you get a second pet for them to hang out with. You really can’t go leaving babies on your living room floor to entertain each other while you go out to the movies. I mean you could, but then you’d wind up in jail. The whole kids thing is not really worth it to me. I, like you, am one selfish bitch and I love my me time. 😉

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Yay, I am not alone. I agree furbabies are so much better. Leaving them at home is hard but it works, can’t do that with babies. You gotta get them fursiblings so they can play together, for sure. Seriously, I got high rated eye cream and it sucks!!

  9. Melissa (Books and Things)

    30? BWAHAHAHA 🙂 Sorry, but seriously you aren’t on death’s doorstep. I always think of my 90+ year old friend (who does not even sort of look like 90 btw) when I’m feeling old. She has a Mustang convertible and I want to be her when I grow up. She had her own art show and the manager of the place wanted to help her down the stairs and she just about kicked his ass for suggesting it. LOL She is the epitome of you are as old as you feel. Which reminds me… I think we switched ages since I frequently feel 90+. :p Btw, be glad you don’t have kids if you hate feeling old. If you listen that is the most lamented complaint parents have. 😉 Take care and have a little fun. That is an order. 😀

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      LOL, I know, I am silly about it. But it still sucks. I have a few 50-60 year old friends and they laugh at me too.

  10. Melliane

    I have friends who don’t want kids either, I think it’s really personal. But don”t worry you have the time. I’m almost 30 too and wow so fast but well.

  11. Jaclyn Canada

    Haha! So I have never been able to live off of 3 hours of sleep no matter how young I was…kudos to you. I do stay up super late, but I am not an early riser on purpose. I’m 34 and I feel healthier now than I have in a while, but I’m been exercising regularly and eating healthy. I’m a super light weight as well LOL! I think that just makes drinking cheaper. I have friends too who don’t want children, and they are extremely happy with their pets. I have always been jealous of people with great skin though! I have had smiling lines by my eyes for a couple of years now 😀

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I badly need to get into shape. I fluctuate a lot. I don’t mind smiling lines but bags under the eyes sucks.

  12. Bookworm Brandee

    You know I find this hilarious since I’m 16 years older than you! 😉 I think at 30 I was too busy running after toddlers and taking care of a baby to think about looking or feeling old. Now though…yeah, I’m with you on aches and pains and wrinkles and all that. But it’s funny reading your feelings about it. Just remember that 40 is the new 30, my dear…or so my son informed me when I turned 40. 🙂 Ugh! Now you have me thinking about how close I am to 50!! 😛

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      LOL, sorry, I know. I am sooo dramatic on this topic. I can’t help it. Getting old is stupid.

  13. Olivia Roach

    I can’t really answer this question because I’m only seventeen and turning eighteen on the weekend. But one thing about ageing from a child to a teenager is the amount of schoolwork and stress slowly growing. Bring me back to my ignorant days!

  14. anna @ herding cats & burning soup

    I’m totally laughing. I’m sorry. I understand completely! I’m 34 now. I decided I’d adopt eventually because, yeah, my uterus is total decoration. I do not want a baby. I like my free time and naps and getting to do what I want when I want, too (aside from the pets). But maybe like you said in 40s I’ll adopt an older kid and it’ll be like I had them when I was younger. lol

    I thankfully don’t have the wrinkle issue yet but let me tell you. The Christmas I turned 30 my mom and grandmom came to NC for it. Mom got me cleaning supplies. My grandmom got me…wrinkle cream. She was like but it’s expensive wrinkle cream! And I was like ohmygod just kill me now. *flails* lol

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Adoption is my go-to as well. LMAO, That’s hilarious! I wish someone would buy be wrinkle cream!

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