Does Life Really Start When You’re 30?

Hey everyone – today is Veronica’s 30th birthday! YAAAAYYY! I’m leaving in an hour to go meet her for dinner, but before I leave I wanted to share my thoughts on getting older (I’m 30 in September) and the whole concept of “my 30’s were the best years of my life” – which I’ve been hearing more and more from people around me.

In my personal opinion – YES!  I totally agree and have always been excited for my 30’s.  I don’t know if it’s because being in your 20’s is still considered “young” or if 30 years is what it takes to really understand what’s necessary to succeed in life, but I definitely think turning 30 is where the party is at.

Here’s why:

  • My 20’s was primarily occupied by self discovery, confusion, experimentation and laziness.
  • Being a 20-something sucks, and society considers someone who is 30 to be more experienced than a person who is 29.
  • The best stories anyone older than you tells are about something that happened when they were in their 20’s. Turning 30 automatically makes you an awesome storyteller!  Well, it hasn’t been scientifically proven yet, but this is what I believe!

(20 minutes later)

Anyways – I have to go hit the subway!  I’d love to hear your thoughts.



5 thoughts on “Does Life Really Start When You’re 30?”

  1. Happy big 3-0 Veronica! Enjoy! I just turned 29 (for real!) and I feel great. I like getting older and wiser. Things just keep getting better and better, as long as we keep pushing ourselves to get better and better 🙂

    All the best to you two.

  2. @LJ – The wisdom is definitely a selling point for me! I’ve made so many mistakes in the last 10 years that I think the next 10 will be smooth sailing! lol.

  3. I’m with you on this one Blue. I think in our 30s we’ll be more focused and know better what it is we want, what makes us happy, and understandably so we’ll have a better grasp and direction in life. Speaking to a few friends they were still confused and unsure of their direction in life with respect to work, relationships, aspirations, etc in their late 20s. But by the time they hit 30 they had enough experience and perspective to feel comfortable with the direction they were heading. I’m looking forward to the 30s…plus they say 30 is the new 20 right =) lets live it up. Happy belated to Veronica

  4. @Troski – That’s the trick man… screw around all you can between 20 and 30. Don’t get killed, learn from your mistakes and your 30’s will be awesome and balanced.


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