Why Being Over 30 is Awesome

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I dreaded the big 3-0 (just for the record books, I am 3-1 now) and I actually thought life might end the day that I turned 30. I would wake up and have 30 more wrinkles, constipation so bad that Metamucil became a 4 time daily occurrence (oh wait, that just means you’ve had kids at some point in your life), my hips, back, shoulders and feet would ache before I even stepped out of bed, and that I surely wouldn’t be able to dance the night away like I used to. While some of these things are 100% true, there are way MORE reasons why being over 30 is pretty FREAKING awesome. Here is why:  Why Being Over 30 is Awesome

 Your mind is a heck of a lot smarter than it was when you were 20 and that IN ITSELF is sexy. When I was 20 I was making a ton of horrible decisions. I had zero sense of what was good or bad for me and to be honest, I’m not sure I cared? Now that I am in my 30’s I feel very conscious and confident in all of the decisions I make as a mother, wife, daughter, and friend. I am in a better place mentally that I have been in all my life and I feel darn good about that. 

Your priorities have been set straight and you know what you want. By the time your in your 30s, you generally know what you want out of life. For example, I would love to raise 4 children with Mr. Sexy Man VS. I would love to travel the world solo. You are pretty solid about your life goals and are striving the achieve them.

It’s 100% COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE to stay in every single night (in my case, after the kids are in bed) and binge watch “This is Us” with a bag of popcorn every single night. You’re over 30, which makes you ancient and that is a great reason to park your butt in bed rather than dancing on cocktail tables all night 😉

Your mind-altering (or should I say enhancing) drug is caffeine. Anddddd, let me tell you. It’s a heck of a lot better to be drinking caffeine than being hung over from red wine…

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Oh, and maybe tylenol. That may be the additional drug in your life. You know, for all those aches and pains 😉

It’s also perfectly acceptable to go to Target with your kids (or without) with zero makeup, sweatpants with breast milk stains, oversized sweatshirt borrowed from your husband’s closet and UGGS. 

Wait. Maybe it’s not. But you’re over 30, so do you EVEN CARE?!

And, here is the great news. You may start to age over the years but the best thing about that is there are products out there that were designed JUST FOR US. Designed for those women who want to maintain their skin. I recently had two products sent to me from Aveeno and I’ve been using them both for about 2 weeks. I have already noticed a slight improvement in my skin already but you can tune into my snap chat (lynzy_coughlin) to see what I think week after week!

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Aveeno® Absolutely Ageless™ Restorative Night Cream // Within one week, this night cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as help reduce the visible effects of elastin and collagen loss!

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Aveeno® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum // Within one week, this clinically proven formula improves the appearance of fine lines, hydrates and improves skin texture, and nourishes deep down for healthy-looking skin. It helps to create healthier looking skin over time!

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Welp. That covers it. Now don’t you feel a bit better? 😉 

9 Comments

  1. November 28, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Being in my mid 50’s now has taken on a whole new meaning of skin care. Wish I had paid attention when I was younger and took better care of my skin. Never to late to start pampering yourself which really isn’t pampering just taking care of yourself. That includes taking care of your skin. Great product and I have used to several times.

  2. November 28, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    It’s interesting how we (especially as women) approach aging, and of all of the products and advice available as we do. I used to fret over the numbers as they grew larger, but now I am content being in my 40’s (and look forward to at least 4-5 more decades ahead of me 🙂 ) I’ve better learned the important things in life, and love the perspective it brings. Sure, I may have a few more wrinkles and grey hairs than in my earlier days, but I feel I’m a wiser, more polished version of my younger self.

  3. November 28, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    All of this is true! I feared turning 30 but now I love how much less I question what I’m doing. Great post!

  4. November 28, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I love being over 30, too! It’s so important to embrace one’s age and not hide from it or run away from it. I too love to watch my favorite shows after the kids are in bed. Popcorn or fruits are always part of that equation for me. These Aveeno products sound fabulous. I’d love to try them out!

  5. November 28, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    The 3-0 is nothing. As I approach the 4-0 I am freaking out a bit. It’s funny though how “old” gets further and further away as we age. I just hope that I will continue to get older in good health and happiness.

  6. November 29, 2016 / 8:36 am

    I’m in my late 30’s and need to start being kinder to my skin.

    It’s funny the story you told about turning 30.

    Once your in them it’s no big deal, age is just a number.

    Kids still crack me up when they think we are so old.

    No Metamucil yet for me but the older you get the earlier you want to go to bed. Lol.

  7. Phoebe Hendricks
    November 29, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Yes — I agree so much with this post! I just knew that I was done for when I turned 30. Everything that everyone ever told me about my body falling apart was finally coming true. But.. now, at 34, I LOVE my thirties and wouldn’t go back to my twenties for anything!

  8. November 29, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I have also learned to love being older and I am just happy that I am still here. I like the way those products look and may have to pick some up. That is the one thing that aging has changed about me, I need to take better care of my skin. This looks like the right product to do just that!

  9. November 29, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    I never really had an issue with turning 30. I’m now 38 and I’m having mixed emotions about the big 4-0! Sometimes, I feel like I’m starting to embrace it, and other times not so much!

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