The movie 13 going on 30 was on TV the other day. I do enjoy the movie, but in this viewing I was a little perplexed in why this girl needed to be thirty. I kept thinking “honey, when you’re 29, then come talk to me about turning 30”. But it got me thinking. What was the rush being 30? Was there really an allure to being “thirty, flirty and thriving”?
I guess when your in your twenties, it was all about observing the world and all the ticks of how society worked. Basically we were learning the ropes and testing the waters of true adulthood. Thirty is where you take what you have learned and make it your own.
Therefore, instead of looking back to see what goals I have accomplished prior to starting a new decade, Ive decided to look at things a little differently. I decided to look forward.
Things I Look Forward To In My Thirties
Finding my niche career wise. I am no longer a naive rookie fresh out of school. Ive been laying low for too long. It’s time I carve out a place in the world for myself.
Being strong. Physically, mentally and emotionally. One needs to be in order to be comfortable in her own skin.
But, also learning to be vulnerable. Sometimes for people to really see you, you have to show a little weakness to remind them (and myself) that I am human.
Taking (calculated) risks. Just because I’m in my thirties doesn’t mean I’m settled in for life.
Enjoying the benefits of being single. Turning thirty single, doesn’t mean I am branded and shunned by society (entirely). Being single in my thirties will be different than in my twenties. Why? Resources and a better appreciation for sense of self. I am continually evolving and since I have no one to answer to by myself, I can do it all!
Not a huge list, but a basic backbone for all my new adventures to build upon!
And a little treat to leave you with:
One of my favorite breakfast items in Hong Kong has a literal translation of Little Piggy Bread. It is delicious, and absolutely not good for you in the slightest (but I would contend that it is better for you than an American sized muffin).
Little Piggy Bread
1 Portuguese Roll, split in half.
Pat of butter
Sweetened Condensed Milk for drizzling (maybe about a teaspoon)
Go Forth and:
Toast the roll.
Butter the toasted roll.
Drizzle sweetened condensed milk all over the buttered toasted roll.
Enjoy with a cup of hot tea!