What To Do If You’re Turning Thirty And Feeling Weird About It


“30, you sound so old!”, everyone has to have an opinion. Teenagers think of you as something akin to a dinosaur; twenty somethings shudder with trepidation at the thought of the thirties looming ahead. Well, you are now 29 and only weeks away from turning thirty.  Will your life really change that dramatically?

Why Older Is Better

Take a look back over the past ten years. You are more confident now and are actually in charge of your own decisions. You have accumulated a great deal of experiences by now and have learned some life lessons from them.

Your Perception

Your perception shifts and what you perceived as a successful person years ago, may not be the same view you hold today. You are probably more relaxed in your attitude and have learned how to deal with challenging situations adeptly.

Is A Relationship Necessary

Females tend to be under pressure from older peers to be in a long term relationship, be married or have a baby. Haven’t these older ones realized that times have changed? There are things to consider like a career and whether a child is right for you. The thirties is about having choices – your choice entirely. Males are also under similar pressures from their peers. You are thirty, so whatever you are comfortable with is how it should be. Let everyone have an opinion if they wish, but you are in control of your life.

What Changes Should I Make?

Making a change is in your hands.  If you are unhappy or feel unfulfilled, you need to make decisions that will begin to take you on the path you really want to be on. After all, change is growth.

Stay Healthy

Young people often don’t care about nutrition.  Fast food and soft drinks or alcohol play a major part in diets at that age. Suddenly, in the mid-twenties, young adults  find that they cannot eat what they want without consequences. It’s time to get a gym membership, start walking the dog daily and watch what you eat.  This can, in fact,  be a good thing. It is important to watch your dietary intake before you get many years beyond 30!

You Understand Yourself

We all have weaknesses and strengths, but now as you approach thirty, you will be acutely aware of what they are.  This knowledge should help you to avoid unpleasant situations and also, will help you deal with what challenges are sent to confront you.

Certain years in your life may have been challenging but aging is not a process to be afraid of.  Challenges can make you stronger and can help you to develop enormous personal growth. No matter what experiences you have encountered in the past years, be they joyous occasions, momentous hardships or mammoth stumbling blocks, they have all been part of life.  Sometimes we have no control over what path our lives take, but be assured that turning thirty is not weird at all. There is absolutely nothing you can do about it, except embrace your life’s experiences so far and await with anticipation at what adventures lay ahead. Move forward into your thirties with gusto! In fact, why not send out birthday invitations and celebrate turning thirty in the style you choose!

Written by Tara Blair

It was almost as good as dream comes true for Tara when she got an offer as a full-time writer three years ago. Tara loves to share her passion on anything to do with DIY art and craft. When Tara is not writing you will most probably find her at her local yoga studio coaching fellow yogis.

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