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    I turn 30 in April and I feel miserable.

    In terms of how I look and feel, I may as well be 18. I'm the same weight as I was all those years ago and my face hasn't aged much at all. However I feel there is a huge stigma about turning 30 and it has me feeling very down.

    My life has never got started and I have been depressed for years now. Despite graduating with a first class degree, I've never earnt more than minimum wage. I have had no luck in the job market. I got rejected from graduate medicine only last month and have been rejected from graduate schemes in general.

    I haven't had any friends for a few years now. Some moved away for their careers whilst others had children and basically don't talk to me any more. That is probably the worst as I miss having friends.

    I've never had a girlfriend due to a combination of social anxiety, depression and silly issues like cystic acne. In the past I even avoided attention from women as I felt self-concious about my face. I hope I can get one soon, but it feels horrendous to have never had a girlfriend.

    Am I being silly? At 30 I would still be young enough to get a working holiday visa, but I feel like people will hold me to different standards now. I've been depressed for far too long and I never even imagined living to this age if I'm honest.

    Age is just a number, most celebrities don’t get famous until their 40s. You aren’t even at the half way point in your life, so try and make some differences to move forward. good luck xx
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    you only live once. tomorrow is the start of the rest of your life. why not start enjoying it ?

    Think of all the people who didn't make it to 30.
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