domingo, 29 de abril de 2012

Turning 30 freaks me out. How about you?

It's been a long time, I know. 

Since my first initial thoughts for this space were all related to using it as somewhere to keep things I'd like to remember later in life, I decided it was a good idea to post this.

This is something I've just come across while reading one of my daily (compulsory) reading blogs. I'm pretty sure it's old news out there, but, given the fact I've been going through a crises in the sense of really FREAKING out about turning 30, it suits me just fine at the moment.

Plus, I thought it's brilliant!

So, here's "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30."

By 30, you should have ...
1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come. (CHECK) 
2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour. (CHECK)
4. A purse, a suitcase, and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying. (CHECK)
5. A youth you’re content to move beyond. (CHECK)
6. A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age. (CHECK)
7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age -- and some money set aside to help fund it.
8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account -- all of which nobody has access to but you. (CHECK, although the internet part still needs some working done) 
9. A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded. (CHECK)
10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry. (DOUBLE CHECK)
11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.
12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it. (CHECK)
13. The belief that you deserve it. (CHECK)
14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30. (Working on it, I swear)
15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better. (career, check. relationship is still a fail.)

By 30, you should know ...
1. How to fall in love without losing yourself. (hmm... there's room for improvement)
2. How you feel about having kids. (SUPER CHECK)
3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship. (CHECK)
4. When to try harder and when to walk away. (CHECK)
5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next. (CHECK)
6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town. (CHECK)
7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to. (CHECK)
8. Where to go -- be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat -- when your soul needs soothing. (CHECK)
9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents. (still working on that)
10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over. (CHECK)
11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love. (CHECK)
12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long. (CHECK)
13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally. (latest events won't do me any justice)
14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault. 
15. Why they say life begins at 30

Source: Turning 30!
I'm still 26, though. 

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