To prep for that "OH MY GOSH I'M 30" meltdown so many people have, I started working on the things I wanted to accomplish by 30 a year or so ago. Can't say I've finished some of the bigger ones, but I have made progress and other massive life changes have crept in. Including moving to Montana to be with the boyfriend and, you know, buying a house.
Anyway, three months to 30! AHH!
I love the Deshanel sisters, and Zooey's HelloGiggles. Last week, I read this post on the site and can already relate. As a college kid, I didn't drink. At all. So I don't have any experience with being able to bounce back from wild nights out, as discussed in No. 9. But I can relate to feeling like death after big nights out, or just nights where my former roommate and I would order pizza, drink too much wine and watch silly movies, or the Bachelor. She loved, I had to drink a lot of wine to get through it and made drinking games out of it.
I totally agree with No. 2. I've been the legal definition of adult for what, nearly 12 year, but I regularly find myself thinking "I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!" As a kid, I looked at my parents and thought they knew everything, even if I rebelled against on a daily basis. A significant number of my friends are moms now and I can't even imagine being responsible for someone else's development, wellbeing, life.
But then again, I'm not sure how I feel about being a "millennial." The cover of TIME earlier this month was about how lazy and self-centered millennials are. I'm at the early edge of the generation, but still, I don't enjoy all the unpleasant things about us. Of course, then the article goes on to say we're the "next greatest generation."
In a weird way, I'm excited about turning 30. I have a friend who told me that her 30s were great, and her 40s were even better. I figure, as long as I'm doing the things I love, with the people I love, I'm pretty much good to go.