back to top

The 30 Things That Happen When You Turn 30

30 is the new 60.

Posted on

5. And you're starting to think twice before buying passes to music festivals that go on for days.

Peopleimages / Getty Images

When you do go, you leave at the end of the day. You're a responsible adult now, and you've got your priorities in order.

6. You don't get why kids say that "don't trust anyone over 30." Surely they're not talking about you, right? You're one of the cool ones!


12. The days where you could drink whatever you want without having a terrible hangover the next day are long gone.

Milanmarkovic / Getty Images

In fact, sometimes your hangovers last TWO DAYS now, and there's no amount of Gatorade or greasy food that helps take the edge off.


15. Your back hurts when you sit down for too long, or lie down for too long, or when you stand for too long, or when you move at all in any direction and for any reason.

Elenaleonova / Getty Images

Parts of your body you never even knew existed are starting to ache for no particular reason.

16. Credit cards are suddenly something you spend a lot of time focusing on and worrying about.

Poike / Getty Images

If you have them, you're worried about trying to get out of debt. If you don't have one, you spend a lot of time dealing with offers to get one.


23. You hit that point where you stop buying clothes purely for style, and you start to consider how comfortable they are.

Martinan / Getty Images

This also applies to shoes. Actually, this ESPECIALLY applies to shoes.

24. You're getting to that age where technology is starting to confuse you, and you've found yourself asking for younger people to explain stuff to you recently.

Bowie15 / Getty Images

Snapchat? Is it pictures, or chats? Wait, why do they disappear?


25. You come back from the supermarket with a lot more fruits, vegetables, and fiber now. So much fiber.

Foxys_forest_manufacture / Getty Images

"Ice cream for dinner" and "four cheese pizza" aren't as appealing as they used to be.

28. When you have to pull an all-nighter for some reason, you spend all night wondering how the hell you could pull these off in high school as often as you did.


30. And now you have to be in bed by 11pm every night, if not earlier, or else.

Choreograph / Getty Images

You've gotta get up early tomorrow, and if you don't get to bed, you'll just sit up all night counting all the hours of sleep you've missed out on.

This post was translated from Spanish.