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lavenderrr Thu 21-Apr-05 19:17:23

5+ years on what have you achieved and are you glad of this ectra few years to accomplish things...will say in a mo when can collect my thoughts

jenkel Thu 21-Apr-05 19:41:26

2 wonderful girls
Travelled the world - Australia, NZ, Palau, Fiji, Singapore, America, Hong Kong
Relatively secure financially
Very happy marriage
Able to be a SAHM after a pretty good career which was surprising for me
Own Car
Own House
Learnt to Scuba Dive
Married for 15 years

Only one really, out of my control but my Dad never got to see my beautiful girls

The difference now than when I was 30 is the financial security bit and we have a bigger house Oh and of course, didnt have the girls then

lavenderrr Thu 21-Apr-05 19:42:17

oh come on guys we're spring chickens at 30, 5 years on it's really better...40 is the new 30 kind of thinking....discovering mumsnet for one

2)becoming more aware of how good it is to be a woman (sexuality increases these years)
3)learning what life is really about (wine and discovering some depth to things)
4) and best of all not worrying if you have grey hair, cellulite, look better without make-up than with and just doing stuff that you wouldn't ahve dreamed of in your 20's!!!!

lavenderrr Thu 21-Apr-05 19:43:21

sorry to hear about your father jenkel.

CountessDracula Thu 21-Apr-05 19:44:09

don't understand the Q

Lonelymum Thu 21-Apr-05 19:44:49

Between being 30 and 40 I have had 4 children and stayed at home raising them. I have moved four times.

Apart from that, I have done nothing really Now that I am 40, I am going to spend a couple more years still being a SAHM, and then I hope my life will take off again.

Ask me when I get to 50!

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 19:45:05

what about us 20's???

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 19:45:24


Lonelymum Thu 21-Apr-05 19:46:25

Read and learn Hermione!

lavenderrr Thu 21-Apr-05 19:46:42

CountessDracula, at 30 you might have just been on the verge of stuff, some people do things later than others that's all (like finding job you love later in life or whatever) and 35 is very different to 30 that's all.

JoolsToo Thu 21-Apr-05 19:46:42

are you ageist?

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 19:47:58

ok sorry was feeling abit left out that;s all but i'll read and learn.

(sits in corner being good )

lavenderrr Thu 21-Apr-05 19:48:18

your children are the biggest achievement lonely mum...good on you for doing it 4 times (all that pain I stopped after 2).

mancmum Thu 21-Apr-05 19:48:36

my life took over at 30 -- met DH, moved north, travelled loads and then had two perfect kids... feel more confident settled and happy than ever did in my 20s when skinnier, richer and more glamorous... just hit 40 and looking forward to consolidating it all...

QueenEagle Thu 21-Apr-05 19:48:49

I'll be able to do this one in 2 months' time but don't think I'll have conquered the world in that time!

By the time I'm 40 - that's a different matter, things will have changed no end round here and look forward to letting you all know!!!

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 19:49:39

Do you feel any different being in your 30s then when you did in your 20s??

lavenderrr Thu 21-Apr-05 19:50:44

do you mean in aimed at everyone Hermione1

Lonelymum Thu 21-Apr-05 19:52:26

Difficult to answer Hermione as my life changed anyway when I changed from my 20s to my 30s. In my 20s I was working, living alone or with flatmates, childless. I got married at 29, pg at 30 and then my 30s were spent as a wife and mother, not working. So yes, I felt different in my 30s but I would have done anyway.

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 19:52:42

yeah sorry. at everyone, just wondered, cause i don't feel any different than i did in my late teens.

QueenEagle Thu 21-Apr-05 19:53:57

When I actually hit 30 I felt no diff at all. I was on my own with 3 kids wondering if anyone would ever love me ever again.

In the last 4 years I have met a lovely man who adores me, loves my kids as if they were his own and had 2 more with him.

The only major diff I would say is that I am far far more confident in myself than I ever was in my 20's. And def true about a woman hitting her sexual peak in her 30's!

lavenderrr Thu 21-Apr-05 19:53:58

how old are you?

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 19:56:00

Me?? 26 today. onlly 4 years to go. i had my first dd when i was 18/19

LittleMissShy Thu 21-Apr-05 19:56:19

Married and had ds at 35
Moved continents at 37
Almost 40 still feel -30
Have travelled a lot, europe, Australia, Carribean, South Africa...
Own car
Still have debts but paying them off!!!

Hopefully will own own house next year not seeing me happily married and having gorgeous ds...he would have been so happy to see me settled and happy
Never really had a career and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!!!

And have asked dh for scuba diving lessons for 40th in September, so another string to my bow...

Lonelymum Thu 21-Apr-05 19:58:17

Happy Birthday Hermione!

Hermione1 Thu 21-Apr-05 20:00:04

ty lonelymum.

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