I read this Glamour magazine article when it was first published, but I decided to save it until today since, well, it’s my 30th birthday! Her advice for turning 30 is helpful and inspirational. I find her “Do’s” and “Dont’s” useful and it made me freak out a little less about getting to the milestone.
These are the top three I find most useful:
DON’T freak out about all the brilliant people who accomplished more than you by 30.
DO reap the benefits of your accumulated wisdom.
DO learn a new skill.
Feeling like I haven’t accomplished much is definitely the reason I started to freak out about turning 30. Since college, I’ve asked myself “What am I going to be when I grow up?” and “What the hell am I doing with my life?” I thought I’d have it all figured out by the next decade, but that isn’t the case. Justin helped me realize that we are at our prime. We are more knowledgable and experienced than when we were fresh out of college. We are also at that age where we are coming to know our adult selves and should be discovering what’s most important to us, old and new. Since last year, I’m in better ease with myself, clarifying some of my personal goals, though I still have a ways to go. And only recently have I realized that it’s okay to freak out and not have one’s whole life figured out. We can just continue to try to be the best we can be!
Cue Grouplove’s “Ways To Go”:
Any advice for me in turning 30?