Growing Up Is Hard to Do
Age is nothing but a number.
Unfortunately, it’s a pretty important number, and even if we choose to ignore it, it will come back to haunt us year after year, especially as everyone around us seems to keep getting younger.
Do you feel your age? Do you look your age? Act it? As we go through this life, one important lesson is that, regardless of how old we are, how old we feel is much more important. Even as our bodies get more feeble, our minds and especially our spirits can grow stronger if we only have the energy to do so.
While it’s important to stay positive and young at heart, growing older does come with its problems, all of which begin to feel abundant once we’ve hit 30. Redditors were asked, “What’s okay to believe in yours 20s, but just dies off in your 30s?” and they had plenty of helpful advice that we wanted to pass along to you.
Here’s what to expect when you’re expecting to be 30!
‘Tis but a Flesh Wound
LosinCash: 20s: Ouch that kind of hurts. It’ll be okay tomorrow.
30s: Ouch. I need to get that checked.
40: Ouch. Well, I guess this is how it ends…
san_serifs: 50: Oh sh*t, a friend just died from that.
I Won’t Grow Up
littlecatfeet: That one day, you’ll feel old, or accept that you’re old.
I’m 40 now. Twenty years ago, when I’d extract my head out of my own ass long enough to give a thought to the stuff that comes with aging like my parents’ health declining, no longer being able to ignore aches and pains because I am not too young for heart disease, and other stuff, I just assumed that with age came acceptance of my dreary fate.
Hasn’t happened yet. I’ve got a great marriage, a solid and rising career, two wonderful kids and a house. And every evening, as the kids build Legos and I look out the window and into the glow of the porch light, I still feel like I’m waiting for my mom and dad to come home and take care of me.