5 Reasons Your 30s Will Definitely Be Better Than Your 20s

You can’t stay in your 20s forever, and I’m not sure why anyone would want that. Yet all we talk about is being 20 — doing things in our 20s, getting our first legal-to-drink IDs in our 20s, getting our first job in our 20s, getting our hearts broken in our 20s. ENOUGH! Eventually grey hairs will happen whether you like it or not, your skin is suddenly not going to be as tight as it used to be, and one day you will have to face the fact that you will no longer be in your 20s. I don’t have anything against twentysomethings, especially not since everyone thinks I clock in at like 24/25 max, which is awesome. But your 20s aren’t the best years of your life – your 30s are. 30 is the new 20.

Here are 5 reasons your 30s will be where it’s on and poppin. By the way — you’re going to occupy that number for ten years. Lot’s of amazing stuff can happen in that period! (Also bad stuff, too, but w/e.)

1. You Will Have More Knowledge About Stuff

When you are in your 20s, you’re still in this period of trying to find yourself. “Finding yourself” is something that everyone does, even in their 30s and beyond. But think of it this way: when you are in you’re 20s, you’re not all that far from your teenage self. You’ve probably graduated college and are trying to find the right profession or job that suits you. Your teenage years are for fucking up and looking forward to the day you can finally move away from mom and pop. Your 20s are sort of for making a few mistakes here and there while you figure things out. But guess what? By the time you hit 30, you will have had so much life experience. You’ll have had failed and successful relationships of all kinds. You’ve probably had good and bad job experiences. And all that job experience means you can finally apply for those awesome positions that require 9 years of experience, all things you couldn’t apply for when you were a pup fresh out of college!

2. You Will Look Your Sexiest

30 is the sexiest age. You’re still young enough to be fabulous but not old enough to feel like an old fart. When you make it to your 30s, you know what kinds of clothes and things work for your body. I’m all for creative expression, but maybe you tried all sorts and kinds of weird looks in your 20s. In your 30s, you know your body, you know a little more about what works for you, and you even grow into your features more. If you decide to go to the gym regularly at some point in your 20s, why that’s only just going to make you even more sexy and appealing in your 30s.

3. Because It’s Never Too Late To Chase Your Dreams

We always say, “I want to accomplish XYZ before I turn 30.” If you end up making it, that’s awesome. But why is “before 30” always the benchmark? Does something suddenly happen at 30 that will prevent you from achieving it? I know it’s just a thing people say, but you’re not necessarily late to the party if you accomplish something after 30. Why? Because it’s never too late. You can always change career paths, try new things, start new relationships, move to new places, develop a new style, or really alter anything about your life if you really want. And what better years to chase your dreams than in your 30s? You’re probably established, or at least more established than you were in your 20s. You probably have more money than you did in your 20s.

4. Because The Party Doesn’t Stop

There’s this stereotype about getting older that you will never find a date and all you want to do is to be by yourself. We think of our teens and our 20s as the party years, where we spent nights out until the wee-hours of the morning, engaging in all kinds of demonly shenanigans. But the party doesn’t stop just because you get old. It get’s better! You just go to different places. And trust me — you will cast judgmental eyes on young people who go out and act a trifling hot mess, mostly because that person isn’t you anymore and you’re proud of that kind of.

5. You Will Have Probably Settled On The Perfect Signature After Years Of Trial And Error

Seriously though. There’s a lot more stuff to sign when you hit that 30 mark. Practice makes perfect! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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