20 Early Signs That You’re Turning 30

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According to most people, turning 30 is one of the most significant things you will do in your life. Firmly planted in adulthood, you are expected to have your entire life together and be well on the road to creating the next generation – if not already in the midst of it. Turning 30 is something that you will only do once and because of that, you have to make it good.

For some people, though, the big 3-0 is not something that occurs on just one day. Towards the end of their 20s, they notice a real shift in their behavior, as if their bodies were somehow preparing for the big change. If you’re turning 30 any time soon, take a closer look at your life. If you do any of these things regularly, it could be a sign that the next major milestone is closer than you think.

Your Facebook Feed Is Made Up Of Baby Photos

Every time you check social media, you come face to face with the offspring of your friends. You used to hate the fact that everything you saw was peppered with baby photos but now, you find it kind of sweet.

You Only Attend Concerts With Seating

Standing in a sweaty pit for more than 3 hours is no longer something you would consider and if a concert isn’t guaranteed to come with seating, there’s pretty much no way that you’re going to go. You like music and all that, you just prefer your own comfort.

You Celebrate When You Get Carded

Where before, getting carded was a source of embarrassment and humiliation, now, it is a welcome treat. The fact that there are some people who think you could pass for younger than 21 is fine in your book and there’s no chance that you’re going to argue it.

Your Wallet Is Full Of Business Cards

The only thing your wallet used to contain was dust and the odd penny but now, it is a who’s who of your town’s power players. You have no problem swapping a business card or two with perfect strangers and have actually come to enjoy networking.

You’ve Left Parties Because They Were Too Loud

Even though you like parties, your tolerance for loud noises has suddenly disappeared altogether. If a place is too loud, or too populated, you no longer feel the need to put yourself through it and even if you risk missing out on fun, you’d rather be in a quieter place.

You Always Side With The Parents In Movies

Movies before used to be all about the misunderstood son or daughter, and the lengths their parents would go to to make their lives a misery. Now, you find yourself nodding along with the parents’ worries and cannot believe that you would ever have been as flippant as their children.

You Weep When You Realize College Was Almost 10 Years Ago

When you start to tell your friends stories about things that happened at college, you stop dead in your tracks. College for you ended nearly a decade ago and with it, your youth has all but disappeared.

You Never Leave The House Without Sunscreen

One of the most reckless things you could consider doing is leaving the house on a sunny day without full SPF protection. You carry a travel sized tube in your pocket now, for days when the weather surprises you.

You Avoid Checking Your Credit Score

You’ve lived such a reckless early life that you dread even checking what your credit score looks like. The fact that you might have to apply for a mortgage soon is weighing heavily on your mind and when the day comes around, you know that your credit rating will let you down.

You Idolize Stars In Their 30s

Celebrities under the age of 30 do nothing for you any more and if you want to find a good role model, you look for the stars who are already married and settled down. The fact that some people manage to look incredible over the age of 29 makes you feel much better about your approaching milestone.

You Have A Problem Digesting Food

Eating nothing but junk food all day used to do nothing to your figure but now, if you so much as look at a plate of tacos, your stomach goes all weak. You can no longer stomach rich and spicy foods and if you risk eating something exotic, you know that it will repeat on you an hour later.

Everything that is supposed to be fashionable seems to be targeted to a person so much younger than you, that you have trouble even understanding it. You’re only focused on your comfort when you get ready and anything that looks good is simply a bonus.

You Don’t Mind Paying More For A Clean Hotel Room

Holidays used to be about getting the best deal possible; hostels were simply somewhere to crash after a night out. Now, you would rather spend more money on a proper hotel, so that you can sleep somewhere that’s both clean and quiet during the night.

You’re Considering Getting A Cat

You no longer look at cats as a tragic accessory and have been considering getting a furry friend for some time now. You’re settled enough to care for another life, but not yet ready to plunge into the terrifying pool that is parenthood, and a cat seems like a good compromise.

Your Hangovers Last For Two Days

You’ve experienced the dreaded two day hangover on more than one occasion and have vowed never to let it happen again. Your body doesn’t spring back in the same way that it used to and now, you prefer to take things easier on a night out.

You Stay In For The Majority Of The Month

You can count on one hand the amount of times you went out over the last month and for the most part, are okay with it. Your home finally resembles somewhere that you can feel completely comfortable, and you like to take full advantage of it.

You Don’t Recognize Anyone In The Current Charts

The current music charts are a genuine mystery to you and every time you try and get interested in what’s going on, you fail miserably. The majority of people releasing music are completely unknown to you and for some reason, you just can’t get excited about it any more.

Your Knees Hurt When You Run

You’ve discovered a whole range of aches and pains that you never even knew you could have before and exercising now is a difficult experience. Your knees have started doing a twitchy thing when you run too far, so you have vowed to invest in some better shoes.

You Realize You’re Older Than Your Parents When They Had You

After doing some serious calculations, you have come to realize that you’re older than your parents were when you were born. Even though times have changed, you can’t help feeling a little depressed that your parents actually beat you to a milestone.

You Hate All Teen Slang

You understand teen slang, but it makes you feel so depressed that you want to rip your hair out on hearing it. Where before, you used to ironically indulge in the latest sayings, now, you can’t even face seeing them written down.