Age is Just a Number…. Or is It? The Big 30

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“Girrrrrrrl, you’re turning 30 this year! Did you know that?” proclaimed the cashier as he checked my ID in the Sears checkout line.

“Yup, I’m aware,” I quickly replied not wanting to make a big deal out of it.

“Oh my, I had to take days off work when I turned 30. Goodness is it such a life changing event. I was depressed for days,” he informed me.

“Oh I’m sorry to hear that” I replied not knowing what else to say.

“Just be prepared, you’ll need time to process it all,” he said as our conversation moved on to other things.

In exactly 255 days my age will no longer begin with the number 2. It will make the switch to the big 3-0. To be honest, I never saw it as a life changing number yet many people around me seem to think that my life is about to change and not for the better. On more than one occasion people have asked me how I feel about turning 30.

It is funny to me though, there isn’t much I can say that scares me about 30 despite what I’m supposed to be feeling.

Most of my friends are already in their 30’s. They seem to have made it okay so why can’t I?

It seems to be a common theme that the fun ends when you cross this milestone. It’s time to grow up, time to put aside the “young ways”, time to get a “real job” and time to be an adult.

Really though, wasn’t that what your 20’s were supposed to be about? Figuring out what being an adult really means? If I haven’t figured it out yet, what is going to change once that number rolls over to 30.

Looking back on the last 9ish years, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve been through some of the best times of my life and some of the worst times of my life. I met my soul mate, brought my little man into this world, figured out what being healthy truly means & discovered what I wanted to do with my career.

Does this mean that I should turn in my boy band pop music, stop rocking out to Taylor Swift & Hanson? Or are they considered ‘oldies’ music now?

Age is just a number, not a way to define what you should be doing with your life.

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I may not be allowed on the “under 30” Justin Bieber emails anymore, but to be honest I’m pretty excited about what the future has in store.

Ask me again in 8 months how I feel about turning 30. Will it scare me? I hope not. Will I need days off work like my buddy at Sears? I truly hope not. Then again maybe my friends and family should asking me any questions come October!

For now I’m going to live up the last 9ish months of my 20’s. Maybe I’ll even try and pull an all nighter somewhere in there like we did in college on more than one occasion.

On the other hand, I think I’ll to bed. Let’s be honest it’s 9:00PM and WAY past my bedtime.

 

If you didn’t catch my first post, Rebecca from The Housewife Memoirs & I have challenged each other to keep up with a writing prompt from 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts. Every few weeks we are choosing different prompts to challenge ourselves. This week we decided to switch it up and create a prompt of our own.

This week’s prompt was:

You are turning 30. Explain how you feel about the transition. Describe valuable lessons that you learned in your 20s. List any fears or epiphanies about leaving your 20s.

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