Being at 30 : Now What?

By on June 8, 2008 - Filed Under PHP Developer

When I was a kid, I always think about being young, so I can do whatever I want to do….
I remember during my school days, (specially in my XI class), I always tried to look more younger and older so people can believe that the work I am doing is really mine.
Whenever I reach the the office of any editor with article written by me, they normally look at the article and then at ME, “Bete Yeh Tumne Likha Hai”(You have written it, Son)….

I really did not like “those eyes” at that time, so I tried be older, tried to shaving prematurely, so hairs can be all over my face, tried to wear Kurta Pajama(Indian dress which normally elder people wore) and so on…


Today is my birthday and I am at 30 today, I am starting my thirty series today, and first time in my life I am feeling that slowly I am becoming old and so many things are there to do… I need to improve my english. I need to release my code for many things like php upload progress bar, Protophp I need to compile my experience with .Net platform with PHP, I need to work on my PHP certification website; which is pending since last four year. I need to finish the work on book which I planned to write. I need to do something for the open source movement, which has given me so much in life. I need to work on so many incomplete websites of mine, I need to learn the art of saying NO, I need to do something for my children.


While I was writing this, my wife was sitting besides me… and when I mentioned about my children, she starts complaining, “my children always comes in the end in your priority list”….

Yes, Now I need to really think about it, doing 18-20 hours work a day, what I am giving to my children must be my priority…

Today I am really thinking about execution of things and deeds which I have planned in last 5-10 years…

Ab Nahin To Kab?

(If its not Now then WHEN?)


5 Responses to “Being at 30 : Now What?”

  1. Raza Rumi on June 7th, 2008 10:51 pm

    That’s a nice post..
    happy Birthday Janab

  2. Mayank on June 11th, 2008 3:08 am

    Really you are just at your 30? You look like a old man dear

  3. Sufyan on December 16th, 2008 5:18 pm

    very beautiful……….!

  4. zareef on October 9th, 2009 4:01 pm


  5. Diana on June 2nd, 2010 10:28 pm

    Hey Zareef,

    Thanks for the post. The problem with life I suppose is that it is always way too short. I am only 27 now and I have to tell you, I feel extremely far behind. I feel like I should have done more, be earning more, travelled more, and learned more … but I guess that is life. I just hope that I have the courage to really do what I want to do and do as much as I want to do on a day to day basis without compromising myself or my family & friends.

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