Post by darthobiwan on Dec 30, 2016 16:30:25 GMT -5
I would definitely say its better, mainly the last 3-4 years! I had worked for a grocery store chain for 11 years (age 20-32) then was able to move on to different jobs (moving into promotional role next month), got a master's degree last year, and getting married next year!
So yeah 30s have been better for me 😀
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Post by OldDirtyBernie on Dec 30, 2016 16:31:25 GMT -5
It's different for everybody. It also depends on how you look at things. For me, no. I wasted my twenties partying too much, which then turned into a lot of bad decisions and drug addiction. I threw away the opportunity to finish my college education, so here I sit with 4 degrees all within less than 3 semesters of being completed and a felony on my record, which makes it nearly impossible to find a job that will provide any kind of security for my family. So, when it comes to MY 30s - The bad - I've gone from being courted by Law Schools to having to worry about at least one thing daily, including keeping a roof over my family's head, food, employment, bills, etc. The good - I'm finished with probation, been clean for nearly 7 years, we're actually living in the best place we've ever had. I have a wonderful wife that had the patience to stand by me through my legal problems and addiction. I have two wonderful children and, while there are hiccups in life, we seem to be getting a bit of a handle on my son's problems.
So, again, it's really about how you choose to look at things. I have terrible days now and again where I battle the urge to just take myself out of the equation and hope my wife and kids can get something more stable. I also have days where I wake up incredibly thankful for what I do have and that things have gotten slightly more steady. Being early in your 20s, realize that not every decision will be your greatest but you do have to live life. Cherish the good as you progress and learn from the bad.
Who knows what the future holds, for me, but I turned 30 in October. A few months prior, my cousin kicked me out of our shared house, and my response was to get wasted, have a breakdown, and wind up in the mental hospital (aka my usual response to major setbacks). On my 30 birthday I was able to lock down a very modest roof over my head. A month later I lost the a job that I loved, and instead of freaking out, I took a couple of days to cool off then got right back on the horse and found another gig right down the street from my old one. It really felt weird, to me. Sure, I was upset, but usually there's a small period of time where I freak out and make a bad situation worse, before I rebuild. I guess I just got tired of the woe is me bullshit. Still have to kick the booze, though, hoping I can figue that out soon.
It all depends really, I'm 41 and haven't lived a very exciting life, but I am the happiest I have ever been. I won't be a millionaire,but I'm madly in love with my "one" and I let go the idea of changing the world. I'm average, but for the first time, I don't want to be anyone or anywhere else.
Sounds like me,but I am 42. In my thirties had a major change in my life. Had to leave my field of work. A field I had worked since I was 15 to get into. But also met the perfect woman for me in my early 30s. And we are still together. Sure my life isn't as exciting and unpredictable as it was back when I was 24 and could say "Hell,I got 3 days in a row off.Lets get in the car and just drive for a day and see where we end up."
Post by "Magic" Mark Hurr had a farm.. on Dec 31, 2016 5:34:58 GMT -5
I'm 34. Truth be told I feel behind. Only because I know valuable spontaneity is when it comes to seizing opportunities. But it also means that I would have had to have the mindset I have now in my early 20's. My personality would have had to do a 180 which would have made me a much different person. And I would have been out of a lot of experiences. But that is normally the case with that.
If anything, I need to travel more and get out of my job field and do something that utilizes my creativity.
In your 30's, if you aren't completely tied down to responsibilities your tolerance for silliness will be low. Well I should say acting on your low tolerance will be high simply because you know better.
As always the "song" Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen) has some sage advice:
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't youtu.be/sTJ7AzBIJoI
I think I finally realized I was growing up during a trip to a bar about three years ago. A fight broke out and I was actually worried someone would get hurt. A decade earlier, and I would've been egging them on and maybe even taking bets on the winner.
Post by StuntGranny® on Dec 31, 2016 18:50:16 GMT -5
No. I'm 31 and most of the time I just think about how my life is basically over at this point. There's really nothing to look forward to except getting older and breaking down. It's far too late to achieve any sort of dream I had in my life. It's probably getting too late to have kids and I'm at the age where loved ones are going to start dying off.