It has been 7 months since I turned the grand old age of 30. For some reason, I’m sure the majority of us start to dread the BIG 30 and think we are getting old. I thought, ‘my 20’s have been really FUN and how could my 30’s get any better?’ When in fact, it’s totally the opposite of my fearful thoughts, it’s awesome!!
I’ve lived a good part of my life actually caring what other people think. Something changes when you turn 30. I cant say exactly what it is, but something changes and thoughts start to dawn on you how quickly life passes by and how important time becomes.
Here is a quick list of 7 benefits:
Living in a world obsessed with technology and social media, there are lots of pro’s and con’s to this ‘new’ world but one thing I did last year was have a Facebook clear out of 400+ people. They were all nice enough people but I wanted to be kept up to date with people who I actually care about and have things in common with. Life is just way too short to be scrolling down a Facebook homepage for 4hours at other peoples lives. It takes me about 15mins to get my social media fix now and see what nice things my friends have been up to. You’re not afraid to remove or delete people anymore incase you offend them! Who bloody cares!! 🙂
2. You become even more Mindful. Having trained in running for 20years, I would say I am very in tune with my body, but turning 30 does something to you in the most positive way. I think combined with the Counselling skills I am currently learning, you become so much more aware of yourself. I thought I was a good listener, but since learning so many new skills, my listening has improved so much! Be quiet and truly listen to people, you will be so intrigued. They will share so much more with you.
3. I’ve never been big on styling my hair and wearing make up or felt the pressure to ‘doll’ myself up every day before people can see me. I do like to look good when attending functions and parties like all girls do but I realise even more how stupid it actually is. I don’t need to ‘paint’ on my eyebrows or put silicone in my breasts to be happy. They want you to hate yourself and they also want your money! Life is better spent on experiences and seeing things.
4. For me, reaching 30 has meant accepting myself for who I am, where I have come from and what I am doing with my life. One thing in particular is my speech impediment. Yes, I would try and hide it when I was 19 and try and be someone else but now I realise, this is me, I accept it and people love me for ME! 99.9% of the time, people say its endearing and how they think I am brave and confident. Yes, I have goals and will keep striving to achieve them in all areas of my life.
5. You do not bother with people who do not bother about you. Friendships are a two way thing and if I feel like I am the only one making an effort in the relationship, that’s fine. I will have more time to spend on the people who do care and more ‘me’ time 🙂