Andrea (am_klutz) wrote,

The great 30s

I have many young(er) colleagues that are in their late twenties or final year of their 'prime' (as they see) and moan about getting a year older and hitting the big 3-0. I tell them that life is great in your 30s and like I was told - 30s is the new 21 and it is the best time of your life as your spending power increases and you get wiser along the way, learning to ignore the small things and to look at the larger picture.

I used to be worried about getting old, turning 30 precisely. But it wasn't that bad. I think one thing for sure is that wisdom has settled in me. I am perhaps a 'mellowed' version of myself in the 20s where I was selfish, rash, overly aggressive, impatient and demanding. While I am definitely not perfect now and will always remain human i.e. imperfect, I believe I have definitely become a better person.

My priorities have changed, I no longer mope and lament over lost friendships or failures or the petty incidents and instead keep moving forward and treasuring the present. My Dad who is seldom generous with his compliments when it comes to my sister and me, gave me one recently which meant a lot - coming from him. It was a sign of him really treating me as a grown up and no longer the baby of the family.

It is a great life that I am having right now, the grass is always greener on the other side but I am content because I know what I want and where I need to go. I also know that in the past few years, I have matured a lot more and become a better person. I fully embrace life - both ups and downs and live it to the fullest.

So for those turning 30, don't fret. It's not the end but the beginning of the best time of your life. Welcome it with a big smile :) And to B.T, you have definitely helped in bringing the best out in me and making me constantly want to be a better person.

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