Older and Wiser: Why Your 30s Are Much Better Than Your 20s

They say the best years of your life are during your twenties, but down the road, you will realize it is not.

When you were younger, you might have thought about having a life and getting everything together during your early 20s. Well, that was supposedly the idea provided to us by movies and the generation before us, and not until you hit your twenties during college did you realize that this was not how you envisioned your 20s at all.


Now that you are halfway through your twenties, what can you tell us about your life? Did you follow through with your childhood aspirations and the timelines you have implemented? Chances are you did not, and it was not entirely your fault. We can all agree that the economy dropped, preventing this generation from becoming financially stable as early as the boomers did. Therefore, it is not your fault if you are already 25 and haven’t cleared your student loan. Most importantly, it is not your fault to want a life of enjoyment and economic freedom quickly. However, no matter how hard anyone tries, without luck, life will most definitely begin at 30.

Your Twenties Are Your Learning Curve

If you think you have learned everything in college, you are mistaken. There is so much more to know after you exit your university halls. Your twenties might feel fun, but you are still figuring out everything. You are still trying to confirm what you can do, what you want to do, and how far you can go. Are you pursuing a doctorate or enrolling in a dental assistant program? Or, will you start a business or stay in your corporate job? It can easily be applied to your career path but also discusses forming and maintaining relationships throughout your life.

During your twenties, you will learn how to deal with people and how to wade through life without your parents, significantly if you grew up close to them. You will also know how hard you have to work to earn money and provide for yourself, and you will be surprised by how expensive detergent can be. Remember, calling your parents is only a last resort. It is best to work on your own and manage your financial matters.

Lastly, your twenties should be more than work and money; many young adults do not have the choice, as they cannot afford to live their best lives yet. That is why you are more or less broke during your twenties and live by each payout.

By the Time You Hit 30, You’ll Have Mostly Figured Things Out.

The twenties can be the most enjoyable years of anyone’s life, but it is not the best. It is a time in people’s lives when the lack of resources and money still limits them from following their dreams. It is financial stability and readiness for most people or living out your life. No one should ever have to choose between the two during their thirties.

By the time you hit 30, you will have already overcome every financial insecurity and personal trauma that you may have. After all those wrong turns and bad decisions during your twenties, you may have evolved into a better and wiser version of yourself. Hence, it is the perfect reason to go after what you want. Achieve those personal dreams and goals! Go to places you want to go to, and if you haven’t outgrown it yet, party to your heart’s content.

On the other hand, people associate the thirties with settling down and having a family. In this era of self-empowering and fulfillment, no one can invalidate a person’s (either man or woman) choice about starting a family.

More and more women are growing out of the societal role of being mothers and choosing to focus more on their careers and passions. While admirable and unique, not everyone is ready for this mindset. That is why there is still this tight perception about 30 already being old for a woman to bear a child. Wherein fact, a healthy woman can give birth until she is 51.

Final Thoughts

Whatever you decide by the time you are 30 and reach your peak, accumulate what you have learned about yourself and the world during your twenties. Therefore, make it count, and you’ll have fewer regrets.

Jeremy D. Mena
Alcohol geek. Future teen idol. Web practitioner. Problem solver. Certified bacon guru. Spent 2002-2009 researching plush toys in Miami, FL. Won several awards for exporting tar in Libya. Uniquely-equipped for managing human growth hormone in Libya. Spent a weekend implementing fried chicken on the black market. Spoke at an international conference about working on carnival rides in Miami, FL. Developed several new methods for donating jack-in-the-boxes in Edison, NJ.