I’m 32 and I am starting to notice all the online articles on websites I’ve read for years are either aimed at people in their 20s or 30s specifically. It is like there is a solid line once you hit 30 that means nothing before is relevant anymore. I don’t think this is true.
There are lots of things I’m still interested in from my 20s and if anything I am less bothered about what other people think about it. I’ve been struggling and definitely feel like I’ve been transitioning to a new version of myself. Maybe that has something to do with being in my 30s, maybe it’s a transition everyone goes through at different points in their lives. I feel like I’ve learnt a lot in the last couple of years; about myself, about other people, some good, some not so good.
So I decided to note down the first 10 things that came to mind:
- Putting yourself first can be met with resistance from those close to you
- It’s okay being the last single friend
- Money doesn’t mean much, it’s about what you do with it
- Comparison is your worst enemy
- Your passions don’t have to be your work
- Enjoying your job and workplace is important for your sanity
- Thinking about the future is important, just don’t get stuck waiting for it
- Therapy is worth the cost
- Quality over quantity every time (I’m still learning this with food)
- Your are good enough exactly as you are!