Why Your 30's Are Actually Fucking Awesome

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Published on October 25, 2016

I see all kinds of articles about being in your 30s floating around on the Internet.
Topics about how you lose all your friends and how you finally have to "grow up" in your 30s seem to be popular talking points. But as a 30 year old, with many 30 something friends, I am going to let you in on a secret... Being 30 is actually pretty fucking awesome! And here is why...

1. You're Not Exactly Old

The first thing I learned about being 30 is that I can still have fun and no one seems to be put off by it. I won't lie, I like going to bed just a little bit earlier and taking a few days off here and there, but I can still drink until 3am and no one looks at me weird. That's because I'm still young!

And sure, I have a smaller social circle than when I was say, 22, but so goddamn what? The friends I have are the hardy survivors! The one's who didn't move into a boring cul de sac to recklessly pop out a bunch of tiny demons. So, if you're in your 30s, and you still want to enjoy your life, do it! No one will judge you. (ok, some people will judge you, but it has nothing to do with your age).

2. You ARE Old ENOUGH

Even though you're young enough to keep partying and making terrible decisions, you're also old enough to start reaping the benefits of your age without much judgment. Your 30s hang right in that sweet spot between young and old, so take advantage of it! Put on a sweater and tell kids to get off your lawn. Go to bed at 7pm if you want to. Rave about how good the cheese is. Talk about how much better it was when you were a kid. Be irrationally grumpy from time to time. You don't have to be ashamed of liking some old people stuff. Just balance it out with a final barrage of booze fueled bad decisions, and this decade should be one of the best yet.

3. Undeserved Respect

After I turned 30, I felt that people started giving me a certain level of respect I hadn't gotten previously. I really didn't make any drastic changes in the way I lived, but people seemed to have a mentality of "oh, he's 30, he knows what he's doing." And this was utterly false.

In fact, most of my 30 something friends still have no clue what they ultimately want to do with their lives, their time or their livers, but people tend to leave them to their own devices.

In addition to this odd phenomenon, the youngins seem to respect me as well.

Since I'm still "young" I'm not to the point where I'm the creepy old guy trying to be cool with the kids, but I'm old enough that they want to hear my wild stories and learn from my trials and tribulations.

So in conclusion, if you're in your 30s or getting close. Don't sweat it!

It'll probably be way cooler than your 20s when all's said and done.

So soak it up, and enjoy the ride.

I'll check back in when I'm 40...

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