For some people, being 30 is just another bump in the world of adulting. For others, it is proof that the roaring twenties were just the beginning of life and a good opportunity to get Instagram figured out.
On Twitter, a number of people hilariously described what being 30 meant, and some tweets were delightfully relatable.
Despite the many challenges that come with being 30 (kids, responsibility, and inexplicable pains), a number of people agree that their 30s were the happiest times of their lives.
Tati Silva, a counselor and psychotherapist, said, “People in their 30s, psychologically speaking, are going to a peak in their lifespan chart. It is the beginning of our middle adulthood when we start to say ‘goodbye’ to our early adulthood, which for some can be challenging.”
A study carried out by Friends Reunited showed that 70 percent of adults over 40 thought that they achieved true happiness at the age of 33.
Referring to the study’s results, psychologist Donna Dawson said, “The age of 33 is enough time to have shaken off childhood naiveté and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth.”
But being 30 also comes with its own set of challenges and anxieties.
Silva states, “People start getting anxious about their future, questioning if they are in the right path. There is an increase in anxiety and depression in the 30s as a result of looking back to the past and questioning the future. The high hopes and expectations we have when we’re teens start to be challenged by reality and dreams are painfully crashed.”
However, hope is not lost, because “Your 30s can be seen as a new beginning, which can bring anxiety but also lots of hopes, to reshape, restart, rethink. It can be an exciting time to review what you have done and where you want to go. Start a new book or continue the one you are already writing,” Silva concluded.
Here are some of the absolutely relatable tweets describing what being 30 is like:
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