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30 something colors

As my 33rd birthday is approaching, its that time of year where I reflect, ok i always reflect, but this time is a reflection and a projection!


1. I know that age is just a number, that youth is in the heart and mind bla bla bla

2. Some people will experience things 1-2 years before or after

3. THIS IS FOR FUN, don’t start having weird thoughts!

Here is how i see the 30′s in colors:

30-31, Yellow, fresh. thinking you are finally there, things should make sense now and if they don’t then you think they ought to be! work, family, friends, money and love/sex life (not in any preferred order, but i did keep the best for last!)

32- Green, -a bit darker. You’re still happy to be in your 30′s, the 40′s are still too far away. You start thinking “stability” and obsess about it all through work, family, friends, money and love/sex life.

33-Orange.You can’t be more 30 something than 33, double dosage! This is the year where being 40 is only 7 years away, it starts hitting, because you vividly remember where you were and what you were doing 7 years ago. It was yesterday. Shit. You start thinking, I need to accelerate on the big 4 work, family, friends and love/sex life.

I am speculating from now on…

34-35-36-Purple. You have hit the so called mid-thirties, you are mature, if not then you should be! If you haven’t gone into a life altering change yet, then this is the time where it starts. The first time you start thinking the big question WHAT HAVE I DONE! You keep asking that question over and over again, stuck in different shades of purple.

37- Red, you are flaming hot by now. Mature, sexy, accomplished. That’s when you start thinking people in their twenties are damn hot. And you might date a couple just to be sure they think you are hot still!

38- Gray, obvious, the gray hairs are not so few and cute like they used to be and you have to decide whether you will dye your hair onwards or celebrate it gray all the way! Wrinkles start showing, but sexy still. Everything becomes so gray, like really gray. The madness start, you will do things you never thought you would.

39- Rainbow, its your toughest year to come. If you are already with someone, you will think, are they the right person for me? If you are not with someone, then you think, should i have stuck to someone by now? Your madness accelerates and you continue to do things you never thought you would.

3 Comments so far

  1. lubzi on September 22nd, 2007

    try hitting fourty like i just did in june. then you’ll seriously reflect,

    from someone who passed through all these ages , i’ll tell how , not all people are mature at the purple. i dont agree with the 38 grey. but the 39 is right on. 39 actually is much harder than 40. for me the mere fat of hitting fourty transformed me , many things are very different now.
    some therorize that women hit the midlife crisis at 35 + or minus a year and I experienced that I saw it on others , so brace yourself for your 35 and 39 . I am curious to see how your colors unfold

  2. diala on September 22nd, 2007

    humm, it does make you think, age. the fact that i am thinking about age makes me feel my age. i still do not understand age. i never will. like when do we really grow up. i still feel silly and childish and spontaneous and i still do not have a credit card, a salary and many grey hairs, does that make me young? in general, i am glad i am beyond the twenties, talk about a nightmare of an age. i was promised, and believe, that 30 s are lovely, so are forties and from what i see around me so are fifties and sixties are hot too. i am a little hesitant about my seventies onwards but that is when one is allowed to be a sleazy old bitch, so can be fun.

  3. alma on September 22nd, 2007

    hi. well. i am in 29. i want to believe that 30s are going to be all that razan promises they will be. 20s were/are hard. i am perceived as a sexier woman now than before, so i hope really really hope that the 30s promise me lots of sex.

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