I’m in my (cough) 30’s
I was at a bar the other day, and some guy asked if I was single or married. Let me back up. I mentioned, when he turned around, “I love this song” (it was an oldie but a goodie). He said I looked too young to know it, so I told him my age. That was clearly a big mistake.
I don’t think I have a problem with my age, but if being in my 30s means I have to be subjected to queries about marriage at a bar, maybe I’ll just say I’m twentysomething. The same guy began his next line with an apology: “Sorry, but if you don’t mind me saying, you look great for your age.” My age? Am I missing something? Are 30 year olds unkempt, lonely, unmotivated, boring and cynical? Do I break the mould by leaving my house to listen to a DJ, wearing skinny jeans, sneakers and a cute t-shirt?
I’m not going to get on the bandwagon that gives props to twentysomethings at the expense of thirtysomethings. They both have something to offer – I just wish thirtysomethings were better at promoting themselves! While the media does not take this cause up often enough…here is MY big chance!
• I am self-aware and comfortable in my own skin
• I am fiscally responsible, which translates to having more money to spend and more assets to rely on
• I have more to offer than when I was 22 in the boudoir
• I am less preoccupied with my career and am more preoccupied with a work life balance
• There is very little drama
In a nutshell, we all get better with age. I can’t wait for 40, which I’m sure is smokin’.
photocredit: Heather Traher
Posted By: Agent Burlesque