The Year I Turn 30

I turn 30 this year.

30 feels like it is the first year where you are supposed to have a better handle on things. Maybe I’m supposed to be doing what I’m going to do for the rest of my life. Should I have an established career? Should I have children? Should I get married? Should I know my morals and values and what I stand for?

Life is ever evolving, ever growing, and ever-changing. I don’t want to be the same person today that I was yesterday. If I’m always making the same mistakes,  I’m not learning and I’m not growing.

To answer my earlier questions, I don’t know if I should be doing those things, but I have done many of them. I am married with two children, I have a career and I have my own set of standards, morals, values, and things that I stand for. I think that’s a good start.

There are hundreds of articles titled “30 Things To Achieve By 30 Years Old”, etc. I am not interested in those things. I’m not interested in adding more pressure to my already pressure-cooking life. Along with all of society’s expectations of women today, my family has expectations of me and I have expectations of myself. What really matters, is not a to-do list to check off before my 30th birthday, but the way I feel about myself and the life I created when I’m blowing out the candles.





Published by Liz Southers

Liz Southers, the founder, and CEO of The Fine Print was born to be a writer. She is a sought-after writing and marketing expert in South Florida for resumes, cover letters, blog writing, press releases, grant writing, and ghostwriting. Her work portfolio includes press releases for Keller Williams Real Estate, The Keyes Company Real Estate, The University of Florida Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Oceanographic Society, and Thrivent Financial, with publishings by the F*** Heroin Foundation, TC Palm, and Liz loves living in Stuart, Florida, and is happy to call it her forever home. She lives with her husband James, their sons Wesley and Brody, dog Mae, cat Luna and pet pigs Mojo and Amelia. (754) 208-7024

3 thoughts on “The Year I Turn 30

  1. I’m so grateful I will be you when you are blowing out those candles. I learn from you every day. You are amazing

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