What the past 5 years have taught me

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These are just a few things I have learnt. There will be more posts on this!

1. When you cross 30, your body begins to expand in ways it never did earlier even if you change nothing. So you are going to be running to stay in the same place. Accept it.

2. You become far more accommodating of people’s opinions; even the ones you never saw merit in earlier. It is liberating to be inclusive.

3. If you experience any kind of pain/ difficult situation in life at this stage, it changes who you are as a person & you cannot go back to what you were in your 20s. It’s like being an elastic band, only the new one can snap back.

4. You appreciate your parents much more for all they put up with for your sake, & their ageing truly strikes home what mortality is.

5. Many of the songs you thought were cool, are now cringe-worthy.

6. When you meet your girlfriends, there’s a subtle shift in topics of conversation. In the 20s: men, weight, other women. In 30s (If Single): men, weight, biological clock (If Married): men, weight, babies. I did say subtle.

7. There is nothing like the close friends you made in school or college as that’s the only time you gave the friendship everything you had.

8. Simply not responding to anything negative can make a sea change in your attitude. Don’t react to the email, phone call, sms, or face to face conversation. There is nothing else you need to do. Just don’t react. You may give into the urge sometimes but the times you don’t are well worth it.

9. Your ego can get bigger or smaller. It all depends on whether you see the world as a place to learn or as a place to conquer.

10. Make that bucket list & start to tick things off. There is nothing permanent about your means, health or freedom.

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    • jasveen
    • May 24th, 2010

    I would love to start following point 8….well said 🙂

    • anusha anantharaman
    • May 26th, 2010

    Very true, all of it!
    Every time I meet my Mom after a gap of a year, I see changes at an accelerated pace and I want time to stop.

    • I
    • July 14th, 2010

    I loved point 2. I’m 27, but it makes sense already.

    What a pity, I stumbled upon your blog only today! And it already looks like you’re not a regular blogger. Great blog there, and keep writing more regularly, please. Very few blog-sisters out there!

      • Namrata B
      • July 31st, 2010

      thanks for appreciating my blog! yes, i have to say i am not very regular, keep hoping to be. shall make the effort.

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