Monday, March 14, 2011

30s Rock!

Crickette, who is turning 30 this month (happy birthday!), asked, "What do people do in their 30s, anyway?"


I was 30 when this photo was taken by Fel. That's kind of what your 30s feel like!

I can't speak for all humankind, but from my experience and from what I've seen and heard, women generally shed the insecurity that plagues them in their teens and 20s. (That's one of the best things I'm getting out of this decade.) You realize that yesterday's problems are something you can kind of laugh about. You have a better sense of who you are. You don't change--you just become more of the person you're supposed to be.

I often bitch about being slower than I used to be, being less toned than I used to be, feeling the after-effects of eating anything deep-fried, getting freckles more quickly when I'm exposed to the sun. But I'm secretly happy that I can do things I couldn't do when I was young and lazy and utterly dependent on others. I could run a half-marathon, and I'd like to think it's because my mind is strong enough to handle it now. I can run a household. I can run a magazine. I can take care of my husband. I can take care of myself. But whether that comes from being in my 30s or being married, we'll never know!

When I turned 30, it was such a huge relief. But I guess it's not the same for everyone. You can choose to stress over the state of your skin, and how it's so much harder to keep the pounds off, and your ever-growing list of responsibilities. Or you can choose to make it your best decade yet!

9 comments:

  1. I'm not yet in my 30s but I learned that we truly are like wine, we do get better as we age. Surely, there'll be things we can't do anymore {uh, drink till I drop, ew, what an example} now but I also like where I am now and with you saying those things, I am guessing I will like it too when I'm there :)

    Yay for this post! :)

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  2. Hahaha. You'll be surprised--I know quite a few people in their 30s who can still drink with the best of 'em! Thanks, Teeyah! Enjoy your 20s!:) They rock too!

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  3. Tisha, YOU DON'T LOOK 30 AT ALL!!! :D

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  4. My wife is just 23 days older than I am. Every birthday, starting with 16, I teased her about being an older woman during that 3 weeks. Sudddenly and without warning, it was no longer the least bit funny @ 30. She really disliked that birthday.

    I decided it would be wise for me to never mention that she is actually older than I am everyday, not just during the 23 days. I'm pretty sure that will help me to live a longer--and definitely happier--life. =)

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  5. Hahaha thanks, Kabbie! I'm actually over 30.:p

    Ric, I'd probably feel differently if I were older than my husband. Nice to know you're a quick learner. Haha

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  6. I'm excited about the 30s! I have a friend who feels the same way so it's cool. :P

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  7. Are you turning 30 this year na Lei? Let's celebrate! Celebrate in Bora! Without me. Boo.

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  8. the aging, is sad... because my sisters are still very young. but i am loving how my life right now. in a few months i am going to be a wifey, too and i will be facing new adventures. this makes 30s very exciting! i hope i have as much fun as you are!!! love this post tisha!

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  9. Didn't even know you were engaged. Congrats and best wishes!

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Oh, so sweet of you to drop a line!:)