I can’t wait to turn 30. Here’s why.

In just 12 days I’ll be saying goodbye to my twenties as I celebrate my 30th birthday.

I used to see turning 30 as a terrible thing. I didn’t want it to happen. I felt like it was the beginning of the end.

Dramatic, I know.

But most of these feelings were attached to the fact that I felt like I should have done so much more by 30. Like I’ve been failing at life, and not living up to my potential.

But now, less than a couple weeks shy of the big day, I’m honestly looking forward to it.

My twenties was definitely a decade of trial and error. I made some of my biggest mistakes, but also saw some of my biggest successes.

I welcomed love and new life. I partied hard and settled down. And I feel like I’ve discovered more and more about who I am.

I’ll admit it, I still wish I had accomplished more by now. But I think I’ve accomplished everything that was meant for me at the time it was meant to happen.

I’m at a good place in my life and in my career. I’m pursuing my passions. And I’ve made some amazing connections. I know what I want and (sort of) know the direction I need to go in to get it.

My confidence is peaking. I’m falling in love with myself and growing more comfortable in my skin. I’m mentally sound(ish). Aside from a pretty constant state of exhaustion, I’m happy. And I’m surrounded by awesome people.

I’m no longer upset about turning 30, because the way I see it, the best is yet to come.

I know my thirties will be filled with new mistakes and victories, ups and downs, gains and losses; but I’m ready for it.

I feel like this new decade is a fresh start. And I can’t wait to make the most of it.

4 thoughts on “I can’t wait to turn 30. Here’s why.

  1. canweskiptheteenagerbit says:

    I absolutely love this!

    I’m 32 and I completely understand what you said about it feeling a bit like the end, the end of being young. Then you put it in perspective and 30 is practically a baby! Lol! I look back on my 20’s and wish I could go back and feel as care free as I do now, I feel more confident about myself as I get older.

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday! X


    • Paulette Parker says:

      Yes! All of this. I wish I had the confidence and comfort in my own skin that I have now, throughout my twenties. It would have made life so much easier! Lol Thank you so much!


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