30 Things I Know At 30

I turn 30 on Sunday. As great as they were, I’m quite happy to leave my 20s behind. Hallo new decade! And here’s what I figured out in the last one:

  • There’s no such thing as too many shoes.
  • People will disappoint you, but you’ve disappointed them too.
  • Marry the love of your life, the one who makes you laugh.
  • This too shall pass.
  • Your 20s are for being selfish and self-absorbed.
  • Don’t drink all night if you have a presentation the next day.
  • Nothing is sacred.
  • There’s a difference between being a friend and being used.
  • Macaroni cheese can cure most problems.
  • You should have got over your quarter-life crisis by now.
  • Sometimes love is not enough.
  • Feeling sorry for yourself is a waste of energy.
  • Nobody has all the answers.
  • Use eye cream every night.
  • Taking responsibility for your actions is part of being a grown-up; blaming others is part of being a child.
  • Nothing is forever.
  • What seemed exciting or romantic at 25 was really just sordid.
  • The GHD is the best invention since mascara.
  • People don’t change, although they sometimes evolve.
  • Everybody hurts.
  • Nothing is what it seems.
  • Hey Jude is a great karaoke song.
  • There are three sides to every story.
  • Learn when to cut your losses.
  • Prioritise your time, it goes by faster every year.
  • Cheap make-up looks, well, cheap.
  • Don’t take stuff personally.
  • Never put anyone on a pedestal.
  • Don’t eat garlic the night before a job interview.
  • Life’s too short – and it goes on.

The birthday invitation my mom made 25 years ago.


  • May 27, 2011 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    GREAT blog post! Congrats on making it into your 30′s sanely :)

  • May 27, 2011 - 12:06 pm | Permalink

    GREAT blog post! Congrats on making it into your 30’s sanely :)

  • May 27, 2011 - 6:14 pm | Permalink

    OMG…I know! @ most of them, they start to dawn after 25. So nodding my head. Love this. Happy birthday for Sunday.

  • May 28, 2011 - 1:52 pm | Permalink

    im only 19 but lovin em!!

  • May 29, 2011 - 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday! Great list, found myself nodding in agreement for most of it.

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