Turning 30

30Last month I turned 30 and decided I would take a mammoth trip to lessen the blow of what felt, to me, like the end of an era.  I’ll post some pictures of my trip in my next post.

Somehow 30 feels so much more grown-up than 29.  I felt like my 20s were all about having fun – travelling the world and experiencing new things with little responsibility or thought for the future.  Whereas I feel like your 30s are the time when you become a ‘proper’ grown-up: it’s the era where it all starts to become a bit serious with marriage, a mortgage and starting a family.  But at the same time, so many people I’ve spoken to/read about describe their 30s as being much better than their 20s – they describe feeling more contented in their career, relationship and overall sense of self.  So I’m looking forward to the next adventure: 30s – bring it on!

Are you over 30?  How did you find entering the next decade?  Or are you approaching 30 – if so, how are you feeling?