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My life at 30.....

My Life at 30......

I wasn't scared to make the transition from 29 years old to 30 years old. Let's be honest, most of my friends are over 30 so the "turning 30" situation just didn't seem scary. The biggest thing I took away from turning 30 is that I am for real, without a shadow of a doubt, a full blown adult. I mean I've been living on my own since 19, but when you are 26 or 27 people still sometimes say "oh you are still young and you have time for that." Don't get me wrong, I feel like I am still young and have a lot of time for a lot of things, but for some reason 30 is it's own section in life. I'm realizing I know more about myself and I care about myself more than I ever have in my life. 

So here are 30 things I know now that I am 30.....

1. Getting drunk is way overrated, because HELLO HANGOVER. 

2. I have to take care of everyone and myself and that shit is way harder than anyone ever told me it was going to be.

3. Having kids sucks but it is the most amazing thing I have ever done.

4. It is easier to sleep longer and let my 5 year old wake me up in the mornings. 

5. Traveling by myself gave me ultimate freedom to do what I want, when I want. I didn't have to compromise or listen to "well, what do you want to do".

6. I am not sad that my wedding was pre hashtag and pre Pinterest.

7. Coffee is my life.

8. I can love my husband and hate him with all of my heart within the same 3 minutes and it is okay.

9. It is okay to fail at things. It is okay to admitting to failing, and it is okay to quit.

10. Showering is a luxury, not a necessity. 

11. Peeing by myself is a luxury, not a necessity. 

12. I would rather pay for a $100 pedicure randomly than keep going to the places that get you in and out in under 20 minutes. You know what I'm talking about, the places where they just reuse the sterile bags over and over so everything looks sterile but you don't really know if they are.

13. I learned being raw and vulnerable is okay.

14. My parents are actual people, and they aren't scary.

15. Even though they hate it, buying my parents nice gifts I consider to be an accomplishment of how they raised me and giving them nice gifts is me giving back.  

16. I would rather buy one pair of $100 flip flops than 17 pairs of Old Navy flip flops. Same with jeans or handbags or anything really.

17.  I learned not to be grateful for the bad things, but the lessons I've learned because of them. 

18. Contouring is way overrated.

19. Filling in your eyebrows takes time, but is worth it when wearing make up. 

20. Life in your 30s is still like high school with all the bullshit drama, but now it involves lawyers and legal documents. 

21. Raising a family takes a village, and you are SERIOUSLY lucky when you find that village.

22. I don't need people to like me, and I don't need to like people.

23. Un-friending people on Facebook is worth it, but it is better to do in real life.

24. Taking risks is hard, but it is scary because there is something SERIOUSLY exciting on the other side.

24. Taking time for myself and my husband is VERY important to our relationship. 

25. Spending money on skin care is a must. Also, creating a daily routine of cleaning skin is a must. SUNSCREEN is a new must.

26. Social Media can be a shit show and popularity contest.  

27. I'm eating fucking kale and smoothies and working out at least 3 to 4 times per week and I still don't look like I want to.


29.  I've learned my intuition and my gut has never been wrong, what is wrong is that I second guess it. 

30. Writing down my vision and goals has helped me get through some of the hardest times. But, staying present and focusing on what I need to do next has always kept me going. 

What are some of the big things you realized when you turned 30? My parents always told me if I wanted something done it is my responsibility to make it happen, and it is just as true now as it was when I was 8. 

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