30 Things EVERY Woman Should Have & Know Before You Are 30


I will be turning 33 in about two weeks. I’m not nervous, scared or bitter…. I don’t look, or feel a day over 25 (or so I’ve been told). I have just a hand full of white hairs, and they have only developed in the last year due to stress, or could it be a coincidence that almost a year ago I was married? Any who…. I wanted to share this article I found on Glamour.com with the ladies. Enjoy 

By 30, you should have:

One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.

A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.

Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.

A purse, a suitcase and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying. (I don’t have an umbrella or really nice luggage, but I’ve got great purses)

A youth you’re content to move beyond. (I wanna stay young, but know it’s about that time)

A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age. (I’ve got some juicy stories)√√√

The realization that you are actually going to have an old age—and some money set aside to help fund it. (Oops!)

An e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account—all of which nobody has access to but you. (This is a must)√√√

A résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded. (I’m working on it, does that count?)

One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.

A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra. (Wearing it now, and Plan on getting the tools)

Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.

The belief that you deserve it.(I’m working on this too)

A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30. (Wow, Okay… I see I have alot I’m working on… time to STOP procrastinating)

A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship and all those other facets of life that do get better.√√√


By 30, you should know:

How to fall in love without losing yourself. ( This is one of the hardest, and it is a constant battle to learn from my mistakes)

How you feel about having kids. (I really want kids, this is a medical issue)

How to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the friendship. √√√

When to try harder and when to walk away.

How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next. ( I love this one)

The names of: the secretary of state, your great-grandmother and the best tailor in town.

How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.

How to take control of your own birthday.

That you can’t change the length of your calves, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents. √√√

That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over. (Noooo!)

What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love. (Is it really possible to know what you wouldn’t do for love?)

That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs or not flossing for very long. (Trying my damnest to quit smoking)√√√

Who you can trust, who you can’t and why you shouldn’t take it personally. (Another thing that I am working on)

Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault. (Tough one)

Why they say life begins at 30.


As you can see, there are alot of things that I am working on. I know that I need to get my life together, and I am in the process of making some major changes. Stay Tuned, this will be a bumpy ride.