Why 30 Is The New 20
I am not so proud to announce that I have joined the club of young people who are insecure about their age. Every birthday I've had after my 21 I have been calling an anniversary, not a birthday.
Recently, I've celebrated the 2nd anniversary of my 21st birthday and I must say, growing up fucking sucks. Some handle it better than I do, but most just want to crawl into a hole and cry while eating 1 cupcake for each year they've been alive.
For the young adults who can't deal with the idea of getting older, I'm here to talk you off the ledge. What many of you don't realize is that your 30s are going to be awesome. You finally have the financial stability you didn't have in your 20s, but you don't yet have the weight of the responsibilities you experience in your 40s.
You're in your prime, and Elite Daily is going to provide with all of the reasons why 30 is the new 20.
This goes for both men and women. Men reach their sexual peak anywhere from 18-24 years old. Women on the other hand, 26-32. So, women, buckle up because you're about to be in for the ride of your life. When women reach this age, they become far more confident and in tune with their body. They know what they want, when they want it and how they want it.
Men, let's face it, when a woman reaches her sexual peak it's a major plus for you as well. If you're around the same age, drink a red bull, sit back and enjoy. If you're a little younger and dabbling in the cougar club, do everyone a favor and have the walls sound proofed.
Let's be honest, when you're in your 20s, you're broke as shit. You might have school loans, a lack of job prospects and a gold digging whore sucking out whatever's left (pun intended). Your 30s however, are a time when you actually get your feet on the ground.
You've become semi-established and can afford luxuries that would have thrown you into bankruptcy if you were still 20. You can take vacations without thinking twice, go to fancy dinners, and buy out club minimums. You're still young enough to have the energy and truly enjoy yourself, but you're old enough to be able to allow yourself to do so without crippling your future.
With age comes wisdom. By the time you've reached your 30's there's a good possibility that you've eliminated most of the bullshit from your life. Let me elaborate. When you're young, it's hard to distinguish the real from the fake. You were probably friends with shitty people, made terrible dating decisions, and did a lot of things just to be “cool”.
When you're in your 30's you realize who you're true friends are and who actually matters in your life. You understand yourself far more than you did when you were in your 20's, so you finally know what you want out of life. With this new found wisdom, you spend time with the people you actually want to spent time with doing all the things you actually want to do. And that my friends, leads to shit tons of fun.
Aside from the heightened libido we've mentioned before, generally a person's looks peak at this age as well. Have you ever heard of the term aging gracefully? Well luckily, you're still too young for that. But, you are at the age where you finally grow into your looks.
Your hair has suddenly become perfect after years trying different styles. You have become acutely aware of your individual sense of style; which you now have the confidence to pull off. You're at the age where the frown lines haven't come in yet, but you still look sophisticated and chic. Women, enjoy this time because shit is going to fit the fan pretty soon. Men, you just get more distinguished with age, so you have nothing to worry about.
Drum roll please … this is the most important difference between someone in their 20s and 30s, and subsequently why your 30s are overall a better experience. You (god willing) are finally living on your own. Regardless of how old you are, living in your parents' house makes you an instant slave. Cleaning, running their errands, etc. You're a glorified bitch.
When you're in your 30s you live on your own and have complete and total freedom. You can come and go as you please, you can bone on every surface of your apartment and you don't have to clean unless YOU want to.
Regardless of your age, don't let this article get you down. Remember kids, it's better to be over the hill than buried under it.
Gayana Sarkisova | Elite.
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