Stop Bitching About Turning 30

That’s right. I said it.

For me, this year has been full of so many 30th birthdays. It seems that people have this preconceived notion that when you turn 30, you become “old.” Granted my husband teases me that I too will be turning 30 in a few weeks, but I simply reply with:

Bring. It. On.

I never thought of myself as someone who worries too much about my age. Granted, I do have a very elaborate skin care regime, but beyond that, I haven’t found myself fixated on turning the big 3-0. I find myself with some aches and pains in the morning, and I like to get to bed early, buy beyond  that, I’m good. I don’t feel 30. I don’t look like I’m 30 (I think?), and I’m not wrapped up in this idea that turning 30 now means I’m old.

What does bother me, and more so, upsets me, is when people complain about turning 30.

“Oh my gosh, I’m so old.”

“I can’t believe I’m going to be 30.”

“Blah blah 30 blah”

To you 30 naysayers, I say this: Shut up.

You have been given a gift. You have been blessed to be on the crazy, whirlwind of a planet, for 30 years. 3 Decades. 360 Months. 10,950 Days, and so on.

So many people, Jennifer included, have not been able to reach this milestone. You should not fear 30. You should embrace it!

When people worry about getting old, I remind them of this:

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

So ladies and gentlemen, I kindly ask you stop worrying about turning 30 (or any age you may consider old), and be proud of yourself.

Be proud and excited for being as old, and and wonderful as you are.

 

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