February 25, 2018

Seven emotions before turning 30

I am turning 30 in two days and trust me, it is a big deal for me. Though I stopped calculating my age after 25, but now being 30 years old is going to be my reality soon. I am pondering over the thought that have I done justice to my 20’s. And am I ready for my 30’s?

Looking back at my 20’s

I worked in an oilfield company and I have spent a lot of time at the well sites. It wasn’t exciting nor it was fun, but it was altogether a different kind of experience which has helped me grow as an individual. It has made me fierce and open to challenges. Then came the fun part of doing an MBA when I was in my mid 20’s and was already pressurised to get married. Those two years were the best part of my life.

Then I got married to an amazing man who has made my life a bed of roses (he always sends me roses whenever we have a fight, hehe) and last year we were blessed with a beautiful baby . And that is my new identity now- MAMA. This mama became a blogger because she needed a space to vent her emotions . When it comes to blogging, I am at a very happy place right now.

Turning 30

I am engulfed with various emotions regarding turning 30 and this is best I can do with them— write them down. So here are my seven emotions before turning 30 –

1) I am getting OLD and will not be as energetic as I used to be. Having seen my parents being down with so many health troubles and I am scared I am going to have those too. I want to be fit and healthy so that I can spend many years free from diseases. And that is why I am focussing on fitness right now.

2) AGEING ! And wrinkles and dark circles. I don’t want those please. I don’t want to look old. Can this whole ageing thing happen to someone else and not me.

3) Will I have another KID? You must be wondering, she keeps telling how difficult it gets to handle her nine month old, and she is already talking about another kid? Yes, I am. Because I want Ayu to have a sibling. And I want to see him become a big brother and a caring one.

4) Is my CAREER path correct? I started working when I was 21 years old and stayed away from home ever since. Post MBA, I did not get the right opportunity and now I am a freelance writer. I am thinking about where do I see myself 5 years from now career wise?

5) Will I ever look as SEXY as I used to when I was 25? And let me tell you this is what I want so desperately.

6) Will I be a good MOTHER to my kid/s. I have always tried hard to become a perfect mom, so much that it has made me crazy. My husband keeps telling me that every mom is perfect for her child. But I still wonder , am I good enough?

7) Am I READY for my 30s? I will be. I am sure. And I keep telling myself, I will rock the 30’s because I love this life and strive hard to learn new things each and everyday. I should be thankful to God for what I have. This is something I prayed for when I was 20.

It’s a matter of 24 hours, and at the end of which I will already be 30. I think the way to stop caring about being 30 soon is to actually accept that this is the way things have turned out and all that has happened, happened for a reason. Let’s celebrate life.


How did you feel when you turned 30? If you will be turning 30 years soon, can you relate with my feelings? Let me know 🙂

82 thoughts on “Seven emotions before turning 30

  1. I will be turning 29 soon and I am already paranoid. Well, I don’t have an established job, I’m not married and I am still at crossroads. Plus all those emotions you just expressed above except about having children. So yeah pretty excited and terrified at the same time. But it doesn’t matter right? The days will become years and we will be old. Best enjoy it while we can 🙂

  2. Nothing much changes when you hit 30s. In fact you might feel just a lively and happy. Don’t worry too much and have awesome cerebration. Advanced birthday wishes.

  3. Hey Happy birthday. Hope you have a wonderful one. Interesting questions there. I say 30 is just a number. Just go on having fun and living life the way you always have. As for the wrinkles and dark circles – they’ll come when they have to.

  4. Haha. I totally get where you are coming from. I was freaking out just before I turned 30 with the thought of whether I had done enough with my life before that. Also, there was this lingering thought that it was time I started acting grown up. Happy Birthday and welcome, join us in this new decade.

  5. things change as tou grow older.. I am newly married and have my own set of fears and aspirations, thoughts and emotions.. I am striving hard to conceive and I do understand the biological clock is ticking away slowly but surely… I have no fears of growing older, But I do understand that life is short. And yes, I do worry about the health part like you do.

    1. Don’t strive hard to conceive because stress is your biggest enemy at this time. If you need any pep talk, let me know. Stay happy forever.

  6. Hey Anchal! First of all Many Happy Returns of the day! and let me tell you 30s are as fabulous as you make them. So don’t worry and plan your life with as much enthusiasm as you planned your MBA or your wedding. Live your thirties to the fullest because what will follow is going to raise your concerns mentioned above even further. 40s are not going to make you any younger. So feel happy about your 30s and get on with a cool life

  7. Well turning 30 was huge to me, like I’m sure to anyone of us;)
    But I’ve been here on the other side for awhile and I promise it’s better if anything 😜

  8. This is so real and honest. I’m only 25 but I see myself in so much of this already! I’m not ready to advance more and more into my 20’s!
    Thank you for this!

  9. I loved the post. Honestly, I am in my 30’s and trust me I dont leave a single day to complete atleast one wish of mine to make myself happy, happier and happiest.

  10. all the best Anchal..
    trust me 30 is good. you feel so much more mature and wiser entering this number
    and i am sure a person like you ll keep 30 just as a number.

  11. 30 and fabulous. Such wonderful post and so damn relatable. Age is just a number isn’t it 😝😝❤❤❤

  12. I am already 37 and I feel old after reading your post. 😬However I follow a regular fitness regime so that I do not look 37.😉

  13. I feel we have a lot in common Anchal…I started my career when I was 21 and stayed away from from since my PG days. Did not get good work opportunities post marriage and later became a mom at 29. We really need to meet soon over a cup of coffee!!!

  14. your post made me think of my 20’s I stoped calculating my age after 25 as well,,, I remember telling my friends I won’t get married before 30 and see here i am a mom before I turned 30

  15. It’s been 3 years for me, but I guess I have been at my best after I turned 30. I dont give any more crap about opinions, I introspect & work on self-improvement every day, I appreciate life more & I feel more mature every passing day! All the best, I am sure life will bring it’s best to you this year!

  16. When I was about to turn 30 the first thought on my mind was that now I will counted within AUNT group. But when I entered my 30’s I realised that my life has given me right openings as soon as I turned 30

  17. What an honest post!! I possibly went through all of this and maybe more…:) Life is beautiful now at 37! Eventually, it all falls in place.

  18. I will be turning 30 this year and I’ve often thought about what that means. What can I get away with while I’m still in my twenties? But really, it’s just another day alive on the planet. You’re only as old as you feel.

  19. Hope you had a happy birthday! Milestone birthdays are good for reflecting on where you are in life and where you want to be. Sounds like you are on the path to a good life. Enjoy!

  20. I liked your article. Its so sincere. One thing i have learnt is you feel as old as you want. Yes there are uncertanties about aging but if you take good care of yourself you will feel good being any age. People worry a lot about career paths, whether they made the correct decision in choosing a career. I still think you can be anything you want nomatter what age you are.

  21. I have so been there! BUT, there is something so amazing that happens once you’re 30th passes. This acceptance and freedom that just releases all this pre-birthday AHS!

  22. Hi there! It’s funny to remember me turning 30. I’m almost 42 now! I think 30 was harder than 40. Now, i’m kind of like ehhh ok another year. I will say I care less what other people think and that has been very freeing. 🙂

  23. I am 28 and starting to have many of these questions myself! Mainly, am I ready to have a kid? Do I even want a kid or is my age telling me I should? Is this the beginning of health problems? Not fun at all. But as the saying goes, not getting any younger! I’m trying to embrace where I’m at now.

  24. I’ve always looked at it as it’s not about the number of years, but rather about what you’ve done with the time. I set out to make my 30’s better. (31 now!) To be more accomplished, never stop learning, grow in God, benefit the kingdom and raise a beautiful family. I want God to say well done. I had to let go of my shallow worries and start doing something more meaningful and valuable with the life He gave to me. And my life got even better!
    And yes, I’m all for staying healthy so my son will have a mom who can play, have fun and be happy with Him. A healthy diet first- then exercise!

    …beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord shall be praised! Prov 31:30

    Blessings!
    Ronnie

  25. Funny. I am about to be 27 and it feels weirder than any of my other birthdays. So much to be done and seen. But at other times it exhausts me thinking about what is to come!
    Love how personal this is!

  26. When i turned 30, I had 3 kids with the stomach flu. Now… being in my 40s… THATS AMAZING!!!! You’ll love your 30s but your 40s will be even better!

  27. Happy birthday! I loved reading this! I’m 31 and when I turned 30 last year I thought I’d have a really hard time with it (I was a mess when I turned 20), but I actually didn’t. It felt really surreal to turn 30, but I wasn’t freaking out about it like I thought I would. And it turns out I really like being in my 30s. I hope you do too. 🙂

  28. I turned 30 a few years ago and it hasn’t been too bad. I’m now in a new stage of life as I watch my kids grow up. It’s kind of fun now that they are getting older – the conversations we get to have and I am seeing who they are becoming as unique individuals. I also find that I have a little more time to myself since they are becoming more independent. I’ve had more time to pursue my own interests. So far, I think I like where I’m at!

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