Do you remember the first time your computer crashed and you lost all of your digital belongings? Do you remember how they asked you, “You backed up right?” I know my answer to that question was, “What’s backing up? And why have I never been informed or taught about this?” Well, the thirties feel a bit like that life lesson to me. People talk and write about the teenage years, their twenties and even the forties and beyond but I hear and read very little about the thirties decade of life. It’s like no man’s land between discovering yourself and knowing who you are, with not a ton of insight into what is supposed to happen beside getting married and having babies. So I’ve decided to document my thirties in the hopes that it will not only help me accomplish, process and shed light on the ominous thirties but to also let you know that we’re all in this new decade of life together. Because, if any of the famous quotes below about being in your thirties are true, then we’re in for an interesting ride.
So, join me in the comments to commiserate, celebrate and chit chat about how your thirties were looking back on it, how it’s actually going today or how you think it’ll be once you’ve conquered your teens and twenties. Share the posts that resonate most with your life through one of the sharing buttons at the bottom of each post or enter your email at the bottom of the page to receive new blog post updates.
“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” –C.S. Lewis
“Thirty – the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald
“In my thirties, I felt I had hold of one of the reins some of the time.” –Chaka Khan
“When you’re a teenager, all you want to do is buy beer. But once you hit 30 all you want to do is to get carded.” –Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City
“Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.” –Robert Frost
“Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.” –Georges Clemenceau
Talk to you soon!