Friday afternoon I had the pleasure of welcoming a dear friend into her fourth decade.
(Tate makes friends where ever he goes.)
I got to thinking about this decade that myself and most of my friends are now in and, after a year and a half of it, I can wholeheartedly say that the 30′s are the best yet!
I’m much less self-conscious than I was in my teens or 20′s.
I feel more comfortable than ever in my body (even as my skin starts to wrinkle ).
Friendships are deeper, more important, and in some ways easier to make.
I’m learning to say ‘no’ to jobs that I don’t need or want. In my 20′s I felt like I needed to jump on any opportunity that came my way. These days I still work 6 different jobs, sometimes in the same day, but I also turn down things that don’t fit with my overall goals or enhance my quality of life.
I feel settled but not tied down. My 20′s were spent in 4 different cities (Salt Lake, Portland, Lima, Charlottesville) and almost a dozen different houses.
I’m less uptight, less anxious, less judgmental than I was a decade ago and I think it comes from gaining a little perspective and coming into contact with so many different types of people and experiences over the years.
How about you? What’s your favorite age yet?
You’re next Matt!