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How to Feel Good About Being 30

 

You should learn to appreciate your 30s, because it’s going to be the time in your life where things start to make sense. Turning 30 is a big deal and should not be taken lightly. It’s that point in your life where you start to look at yourself and think about where you want to be in life versus where you are now. You may feel a bit of depression because your 20s are over and you haven’t accomplished much. These are normal feelings and I want you to know that you are just getting started! It’s ok to feel emotional when turning 30 because you really have no idea what to expect.

Take Time to Reflect

I will admit, I had a moment to myself on my 30th birthday when I cried. It wasn’t because I was sad, it was because I knew it was time to figure out my shit, I was moving to another space in the world and that was very scary. Moving into your 30s brings on a new level of maturity, and helps you look at life from a different perspective especially if you have kids. Children give you the motivation to do better anyway so if you mix that with turning 30 you are going to increase your hustle to improve things for your family. Put on those big girl panties and push on because if you don’t who will do it for you?

I believe God had things laid out for me because I had my last baby 2 weeks before my 29th birthday. He knew pregnancy and childbirth were things reserved for my 20s. Thank you Lord cause I don’t think I could have done it after 30.

Celebrate Yourself

I went into my 30s feeling good. I’d lost weight and actually started to enjoy working out. I turned 30 in 2011 which was when Beyonce’s 4 album was out. Her song Party ft. Andre 3000 was my birthday anthem! 

I danced around the house singing and celebrating myself while getting ready for my party. Yes! I had my first birthday party (as an adult) in a suite downtown! This was the first time I did something big for me. My colors were pink and black and it was all about me! You will probably always remember this milestone birthday so make sure you spend it by doing something that makes you happy. If that means staying at home in your pajamas that’s ok too! For me it meant a turn up and that’s exactly what I did. I was surrounded by family and friends who love me and I will never forget that day.

Appreciate Your Age

As I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to appreciate my age. I can honestly say I Love my 30s because these last 6 years have turned me into the wonderful, mature, confident woman you see today. I’ve learned not to take myself too seriously and laugh at the crazy things I do.

My change did not happen overnight, it took a lot of self evaluation and vulnerability to get to this point. I had to break myself all the way down to figure out who I am and what I want out of life.

I love the wisdom I’ve gained through my life experiences. Now I am able to speak to younger people and help them see that taking the high road to maturity is the best option.

Stay Focused

Life is hard and there is no way around it. You will get knocked down several times, but the key is to get right back up and try again. The thing about being over 30 is you are more aware of life’s challenges and you start to see and hear things you probably don’t want to. For example, PEOPLE! You are going to start to realize that some people in your life don’t fit with your goals.

Growing up will give you the confidence to separate yourself from negative things/people and that it ok! Now is the time to focus on your goals and start working on a plan to get to where you ultimately want to be. Remember you are in control of the decisions you make, and time waits for no one. So please take my advice and you will be fine. If you ever have questions hit up the comments and I got you!

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