Shit. I’m 30.

Does anything else need to be said?


“But this is the greatest decade of your life”, they proclaim.


“Nothing REALLY important happens until your thirties”, they say.


“No one takes you seriously in your career until your thirties”, they offer.


“People find themselves in their thirties”, they suggest.


Who the fuck are “they”?  I think “they” are turds.


I appreciate the concern, but those all just make me feel like my twenties were worthless. My twenties defined the person I am today. I grew immensely and I’m now comfortable in my skin. Yeah, it was chaotic and often messy, but I loved being in my twenties. I was offered the ability to work through things and figure it all out. No one expected me to have my shit together.


But let’s be honest, have you ever REALLY figured it all out? Life is a constant evolution. I hate the stigma that I’m now expected to be buttoned up.


Guess what? I’m not. I know what I want, I know how to be happy and I know how to not take “no” for an answer. But I’m still growing. I always will be.


So, all of you over 30 out there – it’s ok to not be perfect. Go ahead, lose your shit sometimes. Have a cry because you’re confused about the next step in life.


Then, pull it together, get dressed and let it go. You’re ever-evolving. No shame in that game.





Sam works in advertising/marketing by day and moonlights with startup consulting, dating profile overhauls, and event planning. She lives in Columbus with her two dogs and spends her free time writing, drinking coffee and local beers, getting zen with yoga, catching a good concert, and laughing with friends. She doesn't give a shit if you're offended by lewd language, so #dealwithit.

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