Being 30

“Women in their twenties tend to have this ‘get better’ mind-set—they’re looking at their lives in terms of making progress. It’s like, Well, I’m only 25, I’m figuring things out. Then there’s a shift at 30; we think we should already be perfect. Instead of thinking, I’m trying to get smarter, we have to prove we are smart.” It’s as if we think we’re fully cooked and ready to come out of the oven, when in reality there are parts of us that may take decades to be fully realized.

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