As a man now in my early 40s, let me tell you some facts about what your 30s are going to be like.
You’ll grow in a lot of ways and you’ll start to find out what’s really important to you.
Things you did when you were younger will seem crazy: staying out all night, going to work on three hours of sleep, eating pizza five nights a week, it all starts to catch up to you!
And then one day you’ll realize that a perfect Friday night now means staying in, having an early dinner, watching a movie, and going to bed by 10…pm.
It’s sad, but true…check out these tweets about that magical decade.
1. All downhill from here.
That soup does kind of sound exciting, though…
10s – has dreams
20s – has sex
30s – has a formidable collection of vegetable soup recipes
— Amanda Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) February 1, 2017
2. Eat as many as you want!
You’ll thank me later.
Welcome to your 30s. TUMS now serve as after-dinner mints.
— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) January 26, 2021
3. That sounds tiring.
You didn’t see this coming, did you?
Sorry I’m so exhausted I recently made a new friend in my 30s.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) December 17, 2018
4. You’re officially old.
It is what it is…
I guess being in my thirties means pausing the Hall and Oates song playing in my earbuds to listen to the Hall and Oates song playing over the grocery store speaker
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) November 28, 2018
5. Times sure have changed…
Just remember to not let them forget about all those old mistakes.
It’s crazy being in your mid-30s and having friends who are neurologists, award-winning writers, and CEOs and being like, “Wow, I remember when that person was so drunk that we got kicked out of the Olive Garden in Times Square.”
— Khalid El Khatib (@kmelkhat) March 2, 2019
6. This is a must.
There’s no way around it. You have to do it.
as you approach your 30s it’s very very important that you acquire a “boring” interest that will develop into an obsession as you age. local water policy, shipping containers, composting, amateur geology, metal detectors, collecting old coins
— carl ? (@NightlifeMingus) January 10, 2021
7. You can even do it by flipping someone off.
It’s sad, but true.
one thing they don’t tell you enough about being in your thirties is that you can simply throw out your neck at any time and all it takes is looking one way too fast
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) February 15, 2021
8. I’m not ready for this!
Why are you so upset?
Welcome to your 30s, getting used to a new remote is now weirdly upsetting.
— MyQuestionableLife (@2questionable) July 17, 2018
9. Please don’t do that again.
I’m in my thirties, remember?
Me:*Gets pulled up on stage at a concert in my thirties*
Lead Singer: Are you ready to rock?
Me: Ok, so that was right in my ear.
— Paige Kellerman (@PaigeKellerman) July 24, 2020
10. Both of these are true.
And don’t you try to deny it!
Being in your 30s is weird because you wake up and out of nowhere you have a stiff neck and very strong opinions about architecture.
— Ben Landau-Taylor (@benlandautaylor) March 1, 2021
11. Oh…that’s not makeup.
Now I’m depressed.
Your 30s is when you go to remove the dark shadowy makeup around your eyes and then remember you’re not wearing any.
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) January 15, 2019
12. You can do anything you want!
With laundry, that is…
Being in your thirties doesn't mean you give up on having goals. It just means that most of them are probably going to involve laundry now.
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) May 15, 2017
If you’re in your 30s (or beyond), tell us how that glorious decade is treating you.
Talk to us in the comments!
Thanks in advance!