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30 Things That Happen When You’re Almost 30 Years Old

How many of these apply to you? I know I always feel like high school was just yesterday. And then I realize it’s been quite a few yesterdays. And weren’t the 90s just a few years ago? Then that realization hits….I’m getting old.

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You get carded, and your first instinct is, “AWESOME.”

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

Instead of drunken party photos, your Facebook friends are all about the baby pics.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

…and marathon times.

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You get super excited when you go to a concert and there are seats.

 


30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You start a story with “when I was in college” and realize that was 10 years ago.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

When you watch teen movies/TV shows, you find yourself siding more with the parents than the kids.

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’ve gone to a bar and left because it was too loud.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You have 10,000 business cards from old jobs that you have no idea what to do with.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’ve become a sunscreen nazi.

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You find cool celebs who are in their early thirties and think, There’s still hope.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’re getting increasingly scared to check your credit score.


30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’re seriously thinking about getting a dog. No, having a baby. No, definitely getting a dog.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’d rather pay a little more for a “nice, clean” hotel room than cram into a hostel with 12 of your friends.

 
30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

Everything cool is being marketed to people younger than you now.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’ve definitely lost the enzyme that lets you digest Taco Bell.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

There’s an increasing number of musical artists you haven’t even heard of.


30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

This is you every night.

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’ve experienced the dreaded TWO-DAY hangover

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You realize your parents were your age (or younger!) when they had you, and you start cutting them some major slack.


30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

Running hurts your knees. The elliptical hurts your knees. Everything hurts.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

Teen slang makes you really angry.

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You start buying shoes based on “comfort.”

 
30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

An 11-year-old has to show you how to do something on your smart phone.

 
30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

Weekend nights: Instead of having two drinks at four different bars, you have two drinks at one bar then go home.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You voluntarily buy the “fiber” cereal.


30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You get really excited about lame stuff, like low-interest rates.

 
30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You wonder, seriously, how you ever pulled an all-nighter.

 
30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’ve uttered the phrase, “I’m too old for music festivals.”

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You’ve graduated from Ikea to West Elm.

 

30 Things That Happen When You're Almost 30 Years Old

You have been to a party where at least two of your friends brought their babies.

 

There is that saying that age is just a number. And it’s true. Even if it doesn’t always feel that way.

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