21 things to Know and Do before you’re 30

Your 30’s are your time to experiment, live and find. Its the beginning of  your middle ageand its time to do shit. Don’t be too afraid to be yourself, step up and just do it. It’s not too late.

  • The 30’s are the new 20’s

Everything people in the 20’s did, they’re doing now. And it’s okay. The clock isn’t ticking, opportunities aren’t running away, you can still learn a lot more, and it’s going to be fine. Age, especially for women is always pitched as something to be afraid of, but in fact it is something to be proud of. We age like wine, we get smarter, kinder, better with age, so it is okay to be old. In fact, it is great to be old.

  • 30 is not middle aged, 40 is.

Don’t let people fool you into thinking half your life is gone, it’s not. The average life span is 80, so technically 40 is middle aged. The world sucks anyway, why let it make you feel worse for just aging.

  • Travel

I cannot stress this enough, travel while you still have money, time and health. In the 20’s you were too dependent on your parents or barely scraping by, now, you have the money and health but probably no time. Take out time, and start. I promise you’ll fall in love. Work is stressful in your 30’s and it’s important to take a break.

  • Eat your heart out

No, don’t stop eating good junk food. Don’t overdo it, but don’t stop. You’re still young, enjoy it.

  • Try everything you wanted to

You’re not too old to try something new. You really aren’t. Sky diving? Bungee jumping? Do it. Trust me, no one is watching, and no one cares.

  • It’s too soon to have a baby, you have time

If you really want a baby, have one. But make sure you’re financially and emotionally ready. Don’t rush in, your biological clock isn’t ticking. And you can always adopt. God knows there are thousands of babies waiting to get your love.

  • It’s not too late to marry

You don’t have to listen to people trying to rush you. It’s okay. It’s better to get married later and have a stable marriage and life instead of rushing in and not being sure and then eventually separating. Take your time. You and your partner have to be ready.

  • F**k judgemental people

This is seriously the time it will affect you the most. It’ll feel like you will be consumed in the negativity people exhume. Don’t let it get you down.

  • Don’t avoid it

Whatever you know you need to do, do it. Don’t procrastinate. The only thing you’re too old for, is this. Learn to do it now, your future self will thank you

  • Be kind to yourself

The wrinkles are beautiful. So is cellulite. And it is okay if you got really really angry and screamed at someone. Apologize, that’s how you learn.

  • Skincare is a myth

Don’t buy products you don’t need. Your wrinkles and stretch marks need to be appreciated, not hid. They’re a sign of how much you’ve grown and aged and how much you’ve endured and fought. They’re battle marks. Let them be.

  • Don’t quit your job under pressure

Don’t let your family tell you you’re too ambitious. It’s okay to be engrossed in work in your 30’s. You’re building your empire.

  • Quit your job for your passion

If your job feels too boring, quit it. Try a new one. It’s not too late to learn a new skill or even following your passion. Atleast you’ve now finally discovered what it is. Don’t let it go.

  • It is okay to not be successful

Its okay if you’re not established in your profession yet. You’re not supposed to have it all in your 30’s, you’re still discovering yourself.

  • Breathe

Take it easy, and don’t be too hard on yourself. Just be kinder and happier. Focus on inner peace and calm.

  • You can write a book right now

This must not be take too literally, what it means is that whatever you wanted to do, write for a living, or do stand up, you can do it now. You don’t have to necessarily quit your day job. You can always do it on the weekends.

  • Go on treks

Trek as much as you can. City life can get utterly boring and exhausting. Break away sometimes. It’s nice to be surrounded by trees and plants for once.

  • It’s okay if you haven’t moved out yet

You don’t have to worry too much about getting a new house. The rent is crazy, millennials are being paid way too less for way too much work, and the wage rate isn’t increasing. You can live with your parents, it’s okay.

  • You don’t have to dress like you’re 30

You don’t have to dress adult-like if you don’t want to. Sure, formal pants and a suit is cool, so is a tutu and ballerinas. Let people laugh. Just don’t break your office dress code too often and be fired.

  • It’s okay to discover your sexuality now

It’s okay it you still don’t know if you really like women. Or men. Or humans. Maybe you didn’t have crushes on women when you were little is because you were gay. Or asexual. Or an alien. Either way, you’ll be fine.

  • Learn to apologize.

I know it’s weird when you have to apologize to someone younger, but learn to. And mean it. Stay humble and don’t be too fixated on age.

In short, learn to breathe and be happy. It’s not too late and it’s not too soon.

This Article is Written By : Drishti

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