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I’m 30!

November 25, 2005 by Saar Drimer

This can’t be right! No way!

But I checked with my parents and sure enough, I’m 30 today.

This can’t feel good. And it doesn’t. I’m not depressed, but I am pressed to get on with it. I had goals for 30 that didn’t materialize and I’ll need to extend the deadlines by a few years. It didn’t help seeing “triumph of the nerds” yesterday and hearing Steve Jobs say he was worth a 100 mil by 25.

I don’t feel 30; sometimes I feel 14 and sometimes 64. Oh, well, it’s just another day.

Two things are for sure, though: I need to learn to enjoy life more and to stop taking everything so damn seriously. I mean, time is running out, isn’t it? So much to do.


8 Comments »

  1. Saso says:

    Congratulations.

  2. Kyle says:

    The question isn’t whether you’ve reached your goals, it’s whether you’ve been doing what you *want* to be doing. Forget measuring your happiness by what others are doing — if you’ve been working on satisfying projects in your professional life, and have been happy so far in your personal life, then you’re doing all right. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t have goals, but make sure that you’re looking at them as something to reach for, not measure by.

  3. Helen says:

    Happy Birthday, kid!

    Don’t worry – take your time and enjoy it. Believe me when I say it is more the journey which is important, rather than just the destination.

    Hope you were able to open the bday card.

    I am in CA for TG and a wedding, so if you want to email do so to the yahoo address. Visited the old neighborhood to see Kathy next door, and am happy to say it did not make me nostalgic.

    Hope I make it back to OR before the snow flies in the mountains.

    Have a great bday!

  4. arikb says:

    Happy birthday, and Welcome to the club!

    “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

    Douglas Adams

    “Take it Easy.”

    –Arik

  5. Yom Holedet sameach!

    30 is a great age to reach – one’s mind reaches a level of maturity where you can start realizing potential. It gets even better at 40!

    As many have said – when I was young I knew it all and as I get older I realize that I know less and less.

    The next 30 should be awesome.

  6. Saar Drimer says:

    All,
    Thanks so much. I appreciate everyone’s advice and thoughts… your comments have made yesterday a bit easier. May we all be as happy as we can possibly can.

    Another good and relevant quote is:
    “The older I get, the better I was.”
    That one always makes me chuckle.

    Yours,
    saar.

  7. Audi says:

    A bit late but no worries, I don’t remember my mom’s birthday as well.
    And you know what they say, 30 is almost 40 and 40 is 65 and then you can consider yourself lucky to be alive!

    Hope you’ve enjoyed your life
    And happy birthday!!!

    (mine is 6 months away, beside a big party I don’t have anything on mind)

    A common Jewish birthday wish is “May you live to 120 (years old)”
    And you know what do you wish on the 120th birthday?
    “Have a good day!”

  8. Mike says:

    Yom Holedet Sameach!

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