30 Things That Are Awesome About Being 30

Never fear, becoming a (sorta) grown-up is actually pretty great.

1. You’ve established your personal style.

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2. But you’re flexible enough to try something new once in a while.

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3. You know your limits.

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4. But you can still push them from time to time.

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5. You know how to keep your living space decently clean.

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6. But you can still let things slide when you feel like it.

You’re an adult. You’re in charge.

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7. People actually come to you for advice.

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8. But you’re not too old to ask for advice yourself.

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9. You’re experienced enough to know when something is overpriced.

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10. And when you shouldn’t skimp.

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11. You’re old enough to decide you’re just not going to read “Moby Dick.”

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12. Or go skydiving.

And you’re OK with that.

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13. People look up to you.

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14. But you still have role models too.

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15. You know how to treat yourself.

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16. And how to brighten someone else’s day.

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17. You’ve learned how to say you’re sorry.

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18. And how to stand your ground when you know you’re right.

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19. You know what you like.

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20. And you’re not ashamed of it.

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21. You no longer have to eat things you hate.

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Sorry, portobello mushroom sandwich. I’m a grown-up now, and I eat what I want!

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22. Or hang out with people who don’t make you happy.

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23. But you can still make new friends.

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24. And try new things.

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Like candy salad.

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25. You’re no longer embarrassed by most drugstore purchases.

And hopefully you have a few years before you have to start buying Depends.

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26. You know how to shop for clothes that actually fit.

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27. How to keep track of your important papers.

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28. How to pay your taxes.

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29. And how to prepare a basic meal.

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30. But you still have so much to learn.

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Being 30 is cause for celebration!

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