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29 Awesome Things About Being 29

More like 29, flirty and thriving. *dances to Pat Benatar, makes out with Mark Ruffalo*

1. You just generally give less of a shit.

2. 11 p.m. has become a socially acceptable bedtime.

3. When you're around younger people, you can still claim "being in your twenties," but you can also hang around thirtysomethings with ease.

4. Craft beer is delicious.

5. You can look back on your twentysomething heartbreaks as learning experiences, and not just soul-crushing acts of emotional sadism.

6. Gossip bothers you WAY less now.

7. You've made the extremely wise decision of investing in a memory-foam pillow.

8. You don't feel the need to join every single new social media network.

9. All your friends are just as tired as you are.

10. You have no problem telling people to go jump in a lake.

11. No one will judge you for ordering white wine at a bar.

12. You don't have to care about knowing what an "Avicii" is.

13. You're old enough to remember Friends.


14. Getting ready now takes <5 minutes.

15. You spend less money on stupid stuff.

16. You've stopped pretending that an ill-fated hookup can't mess with your emotions in the same way as a failed relationship.

17. You wear what's comfortable.

18. You can refer to "college kids" as such, because kids they are.

19. You're willing to pay extra for a nice hotel room.

20. If you have a crush on someone, you just tell them.

21. You recall your early twenties...and wonder what the hell you were thinking.

22. You’ve stopped lying about having seen a certain movie or read a certain book.

23. Vacations don't have to involve any plans besides CHILLING TO THE MAX.

24. You've learned to take everything a lot less personally.

25. When one of your friends complains about their dating drama, you're just glad you don't put up with petty crap anymore.

26. You remember watching actual music videos on MTV and VH1.

27. You'll go to a bar by yourself without feeling weird.

28. The idea of having a kid — if you don't have one already — doesn't freak you out QUITE as much.

29. You're not scared of turning 30, because you're more confident in who you are than ever!