Approaching thirty are we?
by Richa | Mar 31, 2014 | Life |
It is somewhere around the middle ground of twenty that the looming figure of thirty begins to haunt us.
I often thought that when my time would come to face the dreaded thirty I would happily walk into it. But somewhere around twenty seven I began to get jitters. My body clock is ticking, my life is not going the way I had imagined and an odd fear of being a constant average has kicked in.
But of course I could not let it be like this. I had to fight what I knew is going to be a long drawn process. Because it is not just about the odd three or four years leading up to thirty but the post five too that contribute to this state of mind.
And hence when I got a chance to decide upon the theme for A-Z blogging challenge.
I decided it to be
A-Z of being in your mid twenties!
Over the next few posts we would be discovering the changes and the conflicts that mid twenties face in their run up to the dreaded thirty.
I welcome my readers, those in mid twenties to share their thoughts on what it is like to anticipate a ‘thirty’ and yes those of you who have now conquered the phase elucidate more on their journey.
Officially kicking off the wonderful A-Z blogging challenge.If you are taking part in A-Z blogging challenge this April, then do leave your blog link in comments, will surely link it up with my posts. Thanks!
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A quick Update:
Also taking part in #Indie30 project is me! You can read all about it here.
Their topic today was “How has your view of the world changed because of travel?”
This needs a whole long post but I will tweet my views all day on the topic. For now I will share a photo depicting some of my thoughts:
A women will always be ready for a photo op no matter where!
A smiling face is prettiest and no camera can deny that
Travelling comes to life when people remain etched more than places
For more of my views you can keep track of me on my twitter profile here
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Great theme! Will be popping back to see how this one develops 😀
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I am glad you liked it 🙂
Superb it sure is…let’s see how you feel about the age catching up 🙂 😛
Haha let’s see Kajal 😀
What a theme! 🙂 Being in the age where the Three O figure seems very near I am certainly looking forward to your posts!
Three O figure funny 😀
30 is the new 20 I hear, so chill woman 🙂
I agree with Naba 🙂
We are gonna rock it even more
Haha I hear that too naba 😀
Or it might rock us 😛
Hey Richa, I am curious to read more about your perspective on ‘Turning 30’, have you seen this movie ??
No ananya I haven’t and by the looks of it I believe it would have scared me more 😀
since am jst 20 yet, i guess i hav tym before worrying abt thirties 😀 bt ur theme wil help me to know it before hand 😉
am participating in the challenge too 🙂
Oh lucky you 😀
I turned 30 in Jan and to be honest was very excited. I think in the last year of my 20s I really grew as an individual and that helped accept 30. I don’t yearn to have kids so that could be another factor that didn’t make me stress out about the 3-0 unlike my friends. So when do you turn 30?? 🙂
You were excited! Amazing! Well I turn thirty this October 😀
Super start to the challenge! Way to go Richa!
Thanks a Lot 🙂
I am all ears. I am 23, but I will learn about this so that I am warned ahead!
There is nothing to be warned head 😀
Take it from someone way beyond 30, way beyond 40 too….it is really great on this side, you would never want to go back to those 20’s again 🙂 So don’t fret, enjoy this time.
I also believe so 🙂
Life begins at 30 😛 I turn 30 next year, so I’m in the same phase as you are 😉 let’s learn it the fun way 😀
Let’s learn it along then 🙂
As I am reading this I can relate to it. Being 30 now, I realize it is same as mid 20s not much difference here! I will follow this up and will try to give my two cents as an when I can (lol) Recently posted a blog about funny reactions I got on my 30th birthday!
I will look forward to your inputs 🙂
Awesome theme and yay thirties rock!
Thanks! And I hope they do 🙂
I am well past 30! So, would love to read all about your thoughts, views, plans and apprehensions as you approach the 30s 🙂
Cheers! I hope you enjoy them too 🙂
Hey ! Thirty is just another number…..I loved mine and enjoyed the most.
Well glad or rather relieved to hear that 🙂
The hands of year clock will go round and enjoy the years that the hands point to. Nice.
On the right side of thirty now.. The other side does give jittery moments now and then in thought.. Curious to read more of your posts
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Well happy to know we are all same 🙂
Each decade has something great to offer. I enjoyed my teens, my twenties, thirties, forties and now I’m enjoying my fifties.
Yes that is true Suzy 🙂
reminds of gul panag’s movie … interesting topic.. waiting to read your turning 30 posts…
I hope my wiring goes better than the movie 🙂
Thirty seems so long ago now! But it does come with it’s special set of pleasures – I hope you enjoy it very much!
I hope so too 🙂
What could the 3rd decade of our life hold that would be so different from the first two? Waiting to see what your thoughts are.
I would like to believe a lot of things but only time can tell 🙂
Having turned thirty, I’m not sure what it really changes. I found the difference between my early and late twenties bigger, really.
I also found that I guess twenties all the Changes
I am one year away from the mid twenties…But yeh I would still pop in to read and prepare myself!
You look amazing!
Thanks a lot an well looking forward to your views on the subject as well 🙂
Wonderful theme! waiting for what’s going to come our way over the next few days 🙂
I hope you enjoy it 🙂
age is just in ur mnd well they say life begins at 60 😛
Now now I am preparing for 60 too!
Somehow it has not sunk in to me yet! richa not a good hing to make people like us realize things that we happily ignored…
Haha well that is me 😀
Looking forward to your takes! May change my view that age is only a number.
Well let’s see 😀
I will surely read this. 😉
Hope you enjoy the writing too 🙂
You make me feel old girl… but let me tell you it is really just a number … But would love to know what all goes inside a girl in 20s …
I hope you find the madness intact there 😀
Great start Richa.
Of all the people, I have also decided to take part in #AtoZChallenge.
Here is my link http://wp.me/p18IHE-cA
Thanks and I loved your theme 🙂
I am going to hit 25 in 6 months; thanks Richa for making me realize this. Entering the 30s with an accomplished 20s is the right way to go.
But what does accomplishment really mean?
being a good person is the basic accomplishment for me.. rest are details 🙂
I was twenty once, long ago and had a great time then. I am fifty now and the fun is still on, and it will as long as the heart remains young and full of wonder.
I hope the same sulekkha
How cool! Look forward to seeing how this theme develops. This reminds me of a close friend who, on her 30th birthday, actually hid under the bed and refused to be wished. I love this line that I notices on a a recent FB post- Growing old is not an option, growing up is!
Haha well that friend could be me now 😀
Every age is beautiful, Richa. Comes with its own set of challenges and pleasures. Embrace it all. Take it from someone who knows 😉
I believe so too 🙂
scary 30’s … can’t even think of going over the hill 😛 waiting to read more about your experience
I hope you enjoy the theme though 😀
Thirty was a LONG TIME AGO for me! Wish I could be that age again. LOL I’m interested in what people in their twenties are thinking about these days. Interesting theme! 🙂
I also hope you add bits to each post 🙂
I am not worried for another decade….forty is the new thirty (so on and so forth) 🙂
Haha yes we can all carry on like that 😀
Hmm, I can totally relate to this post. I’m slowly and steadily approaching the dreaded 30’s but have no clue as to what needs to be done. Still fretting over what has been accomplished and what still remains.
I guess, the problem lies not in others but in us. If only we could overcome the discomfort barrier.
Yes problem is that we ourselves keep thinking about it and often don’t embrace change.
Hi Richa, have crossed 30 long ago 🙁 and can tell you that don’t let the fear of being the average overpower you. That will not do any good anyway and continuous self-analysis might end up in a vicious circle of things you could not achieve or did not get. Below I have shared my blog link.
That’s true . Something I have been wanting to do stop over analysing 😀
The dilemma of stepping to the thirties…
It reminds me of various advertisements of products to look young at thirty….
Would love to read your take on that
Oh my take is bull shit to them 😀
What a fun theme! I remember turning 30. 30 wasn’t so bad. 25 was worse because it was the first birthday without my mom. While 40 seemed like a birthday to dread I was having none of it. I decorated my house with pink and blue balloons and 40’s and had a Cinderella because I felt like Cinderella! It was a whole new beginning. I refuse to think about 50! HA! I will be 46 this year…and I will take it as it comes. This is going to be a great month! Absolutely gorgeous picture of you! Love it and you!♥ Happy A-Zing!
Thanks and well yes perhaps every decade has it’s own flavor 🙂
I’m 24 and I’m toward the mid 20’s. I can’t wait to be older. (Not 30. much much older than that like say 70)
Really? I would love to know why.
Wonderful theme. So looking forward to it. <3
I am glad preetilata 🙂
Oh umm…haven’t really thought about that! All my life i wanted to be in my 20’s, and now that i am here its good. Will see what you are gonna come up with!
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It so happen
I’m dreading my 25th birthday…. I don’t wanna be 25…. then I can’t even think about my situation when i’ll be 30!!
Haha well you must read on then.
Well, I will turn thirty in little more than two years! I don’t yet think it will be a big hurdle though! Just another number…. 🙂
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So you have already conquered the fear huh 😀
That’s a fun theme! I’ll look forward to your posts!
Somehow, turning 30 doesn’t sound as scary to me as I would’ve expected. There were times when I thought life hasn’t turned out quite the way I wanted it to be (I even wrote a post about it on my 27th birthday saying how I didn’t accomplish any of my goals :P). But, I feel I am still figuring life out, so I am still young :P. So, I think, turning 30 might be a ride that I can peacefully enjoy. *Touchwood* 😀
I hope the same for you 🙂 *touch wood*
I hope so too 🙂 *touch wood*
Can’t wait to hear about the Indie30, and I absolutely LOVE your comment that a woman is always ready for a picture and a smiling face is always prettiest! As you get older – don’t forget that. Don’t try to rush through your current stage to get the next. Each year and decade holds something special: something to learn from, to grow from, to look back on, and to look forward to. I don’t think I really started living until I was in my 30s and now 40s. Every day is better than the one before! (I sound so reflective…I’m really a fly by the seat of my pants kind of person, but man it’s going by so fast now I just need to hold on to my pants!)
Your account encourages me to dust away age fears 🙂
Great theme indeed and I look forward to following you on that journey… I’m not a few years away from the big 5.0. but I have to say I am much more at peace with my life than I was approaching my thirties. I’m really happy exactly where I am now and feel more vibrant and alive than I ever have. Don’t sweat the 30’s thing… the anticipation is much worse than getting there… I had my first daughter at 30 and was blessed in ways I never could have imagined… enjoy the journey it does keep getting better 🙂
Really? Many people say the same, perhaps the built up to thirty is worse than actual then 🙂
My twenties were a very long time ago, so I’m looking forward to reminiscing as I follow your posts! 🙂
I hope I bring them to you very close 🙂
Awesome! This will surely be a great theme and I look forward to reading . good luck
I hope you enjoy them nischala 🙂
I am really enjoying my thirties as it has taken me this long to truly find myself, to figure out who am versus who I want to be, to shed expectations and be my own person. It’s hard to do that in your twenties because many people still see you as a child, and I know for myself I still felt very young, inexperienced, and unsophisticated. That’s not to say I feel “old” now, or experienced, or sophisticated just because that decade is behind me; no, it just matters a lot less. I’m not looking forward to turning 40 because I feel like I finally arrived where I want to be, but since I don’t have a choice in the matter, I’m trying to make the most of it! 🙂
Yes and you will find a lot of my posts dealing with that.
Hey dear Richa:-) Looking forward to re-live my 20′ with u in this challenge:-) And no worries, we are where we are .. (Oh, I am sooo old and wise) Ha ha ha .
Haha look at me all wise talking about an age I am already in!
Lucky you – still turning 30 and thinking what to do? Old curmudgeons like me who have turned 30 ages back can only look at you youngs uns in envy and reminsice about the good olf times.
Haha we are on our way don’t ya worry 😀
Very interesting theme! i always dreaded turning forty, but after reaching that age, I found out that age is just a number!
Hoping to come to a similar stand Ratna 🙂
Talk about 30s, I almost want to start at the beginning as this decade has been the best so far with its own set of happiness and challenges….am approaching 40 now and u have no idea about the dread that sets in now! Read this to get a sense http://frommissindiatomotherhood.blogspot.hk/2014/03/am-i-ageing.html
Haha well I am sure it sets in a ton load of things 😀
the big three oh? hmmm. I think I can relate to the worry of being average Richie. Hmmm.
You can? I believe that is my biggest fear.
Now that is the theme that will make me keep coming back to your blog 🙂 looking forward for all the posts!
I hope you enjoy all of them 🙂
Nice theme Richa. Looking forward to the awesome experiences of everyone who are on their late twenties and early thirties.
I hope to bring them to you 🙂
I am going to be 30 this year and the very thought makes me so sad!
I hope at the end of my posts you feel very happy 😀
Time does go by and it is to be valued, at any and all ages. Beauty…
We are also in the Challenge at:
Garden of Eden Blog
Yes it needs to be always preserved and valued Susan..
Waqt waqt ki baat hai! Those who believe in waqt (time) will never feel low. I completed 60 and still feel young. Take life in your stride and then see for yourself.
Happy, Meena pushed me into this. I feel one with you all.
A unique and fun theme!! Will be back for more!