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Thursday, February 19, 2009

On a positive note...

Since I do a really good job at complaining about what it's like to turn 30 (and then some), I started to think about all the good things there are about being in my 30s. And truthfully, my 30s kick my 20's ass, and I'm only 2 years into them.


So lets' review those totally excellent things about being a 30-something, shall we? You 20-something readers....take notes, because it only gets better.


I've stopped caring so much about what people think of me. Remember when you were a teenager and everything was totally, gag-me-with-a-spoon mortifying? Yea, my mom never lets me forget that.

And then you hit your 20s, and it felt a pretty good to let loose and get a little crazy (but you still felt like a hottie, even though you ended the night puking in the toilet at 3am). And now....that 20-something hotness that once was is pretty much down the toilet .... no pun intended yuk yuk yuk. But that feels okay? Yea. I love that. I don't need to feel hot, and then puke in a toilet 4 hours later. I'll take my orange-star, blue fuzzy PJs and a 9am bedtime over that anytime.


Another part of not caring what people think is being able to relax, and not try to be someone I'm not.

For instance...

In my 20s, when I met my husbands female (meow!) coworkers, I would try my hardest to be polite and elegant, not talk to much, and definitely not swear.


It would go something like this in my head...


(in my 20s) "Oh god, I better suck my stomach in. I cant look fat. I have to be careful not to say shit because I might look trashy. And I shouldn't tell anyone I'm a bartender, because that's not a real job." (ha- if I only knew how cool that really was...)


And now, in my 30s, it goes more like this...


"Oh god, I'm so bloated I feel like I'm going to tip over. This girdle is killing me. I hope I don't have to stand too long in these heels. I guess I shouldn't swear, because the president's wife might not like it..... Awww, fuck it."


I'm confident in my own skin, and it feels good. I'm not so worried about being hot, or charming, or sober. I just let myself be me, and I dont let it get me down when I'm not perfect.


Because I was never perfect to being with.

At least that's what I keep telling myself.

13 comments:

Nicole said...

Amen sista! I love being 32 even though it is really scary to hear myself say that.

Monica said...

I completely agree! I'm 31 and totally loving it :)

Miss Yvonne said...

It's funny because in my 20's, I was worried about my sarcasm and loud voice being offensive to people. And now that I'm in my 30's, I worry that I'm not being sarcastic enough to offend them.

Philly said...

Wait till you hit 50 !! It's great, my house has never been this dirty.

#1

PorkStar said...

lol im 32 and feel like 82 lol

JK

Kate said...

I just hopped on over from Miss Cheastypants blog and am so glad that I did.

You hit the nail on the head homey! 34 is looming this year and I couldn't be happier! (And I am as big as a house...SFW!)

Michelle said...

I am only 27 but I think my 30's will be great. I am not scared to get older, well until I hit 50 then maybe I will get scared.

Gini said...

So when you hit your 40's, not only do you not care what people think of you - you actually have no problem telling them!!! And the friends that you have - are your REAL friends. Feels good!

Anonymous said...

Honey...First of all you ARE perfect, just more perfect than you were in your 20's. And I still think you are smoking hot and totally sexy. I think most men would rather have a beautiful, smart, sexy thirtysomething than a hot as balls dipshit twentysomething. Just my opinion. Love your husband.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Wait till you turn 50--you'll find you get better and better every year!

Jack Skinnyson said...

You crack me up. After all, I need something to entertain me while I sit in my dungeon and execute data entry all day. However, I will not be satisfied until Matt begins to blog.

TTownDiva said...

I'm almost there! This made me laugh out loud. You are funny.

Merrie said...

I know what you mean -- 33 year old me has so much more confidence than the 23 year old me. I don't hesitate to stand up for myself, and I know I'm smarter in so many ways. As much as I dread 43, I hope I feel exactly the same way when I look back.

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