I can 100% say I am ready for this next stage in my life. I feel like I lived my twenties to the fullest. I fit a lot in during that decade. I graduated college, completed my Masters degree at an Ivy League school and found my dream job that I’m still with and thriving at. I’ve found many ways to fill each hour in the day with my adjunct teaching, Pure Barre instructing and recently taken to this creative space where I have gotten to know so many amazing people! Oh yeah I’m also marrying the love of my life and planning a wedding. My family has grown over the years to include my amazing nieces and nephews as well as continue to grow stronger as the years progress. I don’t want that to sound like I’m bragging or to throw a #blessed behind it for the “humble brag” but I wanted to step back and really awe about not only all the things one can accomplish in a decade but also how quickly it flies by!
I don’t really have a bucket list if you will of things I need to do before I turn 30 but I would really like to take a quick trip down memory lane of the things I will not miss about being in my 20’s.
Why I’m Pumped About Turning 30
I have enough money now to buy a bottle of wine and sushi for dinner instead of eating off the kids menu at Moe’s. Why you ask because
With that said I have that tiny bit of extra funds to drop on that expensive eye cream, healthcare memberships and things that are going towards my overall health and well being. It’s all about taking care of yourself now.
I no longer think that wearing tube tops/showing my stomach/or thinking ribbons as chokers and crosses are an appropriate form of jewelry or ways to dress.
I have a real grown up car now, with windows that roll down without my cranking them and a sunroof.
Instead of feeling bad and obligated to go to a random acquaintances birthday/breakup/passing the bar/whatever the case party. I can just say, sorry I’m not feeling it and I’ve had a long week. The couch is calling my name and I don’t feel bad for one second about it.
With that said I’ve whittled down all the peripheral friends down to just my close group of friends that are truly amazing people that inspire me every day.
I no longer feel threatened or inferior when someone else succeeds now I applaud and praise those around me who are successful and driven.
Svedka is no longer an acceptable choice for vodka (too many nights in Gainesville). Or those mystery well drinks from bottles that are kept underneath the bar that you never actual saw the labels when being poured from. Now I can spend double digit numbers on a bottle of wine and still not have to eat Moe’s for dinner as a consequence.
Working out once a week on the school campus treadmill for a half hour while 20 minutes of that was either catching up with a girlfriend or chatting with the guy next to you was pretty much my early twenties “exercise regimen”. I’m dropping some air quotes around that because it wasn’t really clearly. Now that I have some extra cash flow to really take care of myself, health and fitness are my top priorities. Being able to afford those spin classes, Pilates Reformer private sessions and Barre classes never happened when I was a poor college student.
I no longer have to wear teeny tiny Halloween costumes that are some kind of reputable profession with the name “sexy” thrown in front of it……sexy cop/firefighter/pilot etc.
Oh and I’ll never mistake a jean skirt for fashion ever again
I’m no longer the student in school…..now I’m the teacher……BOOM
Dancing in 4 inch heels….nope give me my chair, a glass of wine and plenty of room for people judging watching.
Three words…..belly button ring. Thank goodness all that remains of that evidence is a tiny scar that only I can see.
Who else is with me on saying goodbye to their 20’s? What are you thankful to say goodbye to? What will you miss? Any advice about turning 30? I am so excited! I really cannot wait to take on this new chapter in my life and continue to share and grow with you (was that good enough for a Miss America speech? ;-) xoxoxo