Why Being In Your 30’s Is Pretty Damn Awesome

Why Being In Your 30's Is Pretty Damn Awesome

I vividly remember being 15 years old and scared to turn 16. Pretty odd right? Most teenagers can’t wait to grow up, but not me.

I think my fear stemmed from thinking that once you turned 16 no one really cared about you anymore, as in my eyes you were no longer deemed as a “child” and the authorities and adults only cared about children. This is not my thinking now btw, but hey I was 15……

At 16 you were able to legally have sex, smoke (you could back then at 16), leave school and you could even get married with your parents consent and it freaked me out big time.

And as every year passed quicker and quicker I was getting more and more anxious about getting older.

I had a fear of growing older from a young age. So you can probably imagine how much I was dreading the BIG 3-0!!

I also know I’m not alone in feeling that way. I regularly see tweets along the lines of “OMG I’m turning 26 in 10 days time!” {insert scared emoji face} or tweets of that nature.

With society the way it is it’s not hard to see why a lot of people dread the thought of becoming older, but I think turning 30 is the first milestone people are particularly fearful of.

A lot of my followers I know are in their 20’s so I wanted to let you know as someone who is almost in her mid 30’s that, do you know what….. It’s actually OK.

Scrap that. It’s bloody fantastic – you will love being in your 30’s and here’s why:

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More disposable income

Generally the more years of experience you have under your belt the more you earn. In your 20’s you will have just started out in your career but by the time your 30’s hit you will be some bad ass #GirlBoss, and typically the more you earn, the more disposable income you have.

More disposable income equals more handbags, holidays and eyeshadow palettes that you don’t need… Or is that just me!? Whatever you want to spend your money on it’s nice to have the freedom and flexible that the additional cash brings you.

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You start to give less F@*ks about what you look like

Sorry – I hate to swear, but sometimes I feel like it’s appropriate 🙂

If any of you knew me back in my early 20’s you would have thought I was a whole other person – let alone in my teenage years. I massively lacked confidence and had so many insecurities about the way I looked.

Now I’m not going to lie. Contrary to what may be perceived I’m still not particularly confident now and I still have a lot of insecurities about my body BUT I have come so far, and the main difference is that I’m giving less a of a f@*k about what others think about me.

There is absolutely no way 10 years ago I would have had an Instagram account and posted full size photos of my body on there – let along go on Insta stories with no makeup on for the whole world to see. Like, what has happened to me…..!?

I tell you what has happened…. I got older!

Years ago I used to hear people say “When you get to my age you won’t care what people think of you” and do you know what –  it’s true. I’m caring less and less what people think of my makeup free face, and thunder thighs and slowly but surely I’m gaining more confidence. I’ve got a way to go but I’m getting there….

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You’ll own it

I was one of those girls. The type who wanted to fit in, to be liked and to be seen as “normal” (I hate that word). I liked every trend going, dressed like everyone else and listened to the Arctic Monkeys and plenty of other indie bands because it was deemed cool.

Then I said “screw this”…  Do you know what, I like the Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls. I love my pink fluffy mules that all my friends hate and I’ll wear them with pride. I’ll wear over the top makeup because I want to. I’m always inappropriately overdressed for every occasion but I’m going to OWN THIS SHIT, because THIS IS ME.

I’ve stopped apologising for who I’m not, and I’m OK with being me.

In your 30’s you’ll realise that you can be YOU, whoever that is and it’s so liberating.

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You’ll make better decisions 

If you read my recent post on “20 things I wish I’d known when I was younger” you’ll get this.

Being an adult for over 10 years now means I’ve learnt a lot – about others and by making a hell of a lot of mistakes along the way, about myself. All of those mistakes means I now make better, more informed decisions.

I won’t leave my hand break off when I’m at a petrol station. It will roll off into whatever is infront.
I won’t let a guy tell me what to wear, because I’ll only regret not wearing what I wanted to.
And I won’t ever receive an indecent (albeit funny) video at work and forward it on. As you never know who you might accidentally send it to.

(That is a story for another day).

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You’ll actually enjoy staying in

Weekends in my 20’s were meant for going out drinking as many Bacardi with cokes and jager bombs as I could consume, and then spending all day Sunday feeling very sorry for myself. I just had to go out on Saturday and if I didn’t have any plans I would start to freak out and feel like I was a loser and had no friends. If I logged onto Facebook on a Saturday night and saw all my friends out in nightclubs with shots lined up tagging themselves in some local Weatherspoons, I got major FOMO.

I just had to have plans for a Saturday night. I wanted to be out out dressed to the nines and dancing to Beyonce – but failing terribly at the twerk.

Not anymore.

If I see those photos on a Saturday night, I smile at myself and think how lucky I am to be at home in my PJ’s with a glass of wine, Love Island and some Ben & Jerry’s for company.

Don’t get me wrong I still like to socialise and have a drink or two, but believe me, when you get to my age you will LOVE staying in more than going out out.

What I’m wearing

Dress: ASOS (last year)

Bag: Saint Laurent Kate Monogram

Shoes: Next


Choker: New Look

Photography: Fordtography

Whether you are in your 20’s and nervous of turning 30, or if you have already turned 30 I would LOVE to know what you thought of this post……

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