20 Things People Said When I Turned 30

These are real live things people said to me on or around my 30th birthday…

  1. Are you really 30? you don’t look that old.
  2. When are you going to have children? tick tock!
  3. Have you found a proper job yet?
  4. When I was 30…
  5. You’re so old!
  6. You’re still so young… just a baby.
  7. You can’t just keep travelling forever, you know.
  8. I had 3, 4, 5… etc, children by the time I was your age.
  9. 30 is the new 20.
  10. Have you achieved all you want yet?
  11. Ah, I wish I could live such a reckless life, like you do.
  12. Maybe you should think of freezing your eggs.
  13. You shouldn’t be wearing that at your age.
  14. Don’t worry, life gets better after 35.
  15. Maybe now you’re 30 you’ll mature a bit.
  16. Thank goodness you were already married by the time you turned 30!
  17. Are you sad that you’re 30?
  18. You have to settle down at some point.
  19. Are you saving for a deposit on a house?
  20. Great, now you’re 30 you can be a cougar!




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