Is thirty the new twenty?

There is a Taylor Swift song all about how great it is to be twenty-two. I hate that song. Being twenty-two is great when you are a pop star and already have a fantastic income. When I was twenty-two, I was studying for my nursing finals and they were incredibly challenging. I also had no money, therefore I had to get by on a shoe-string budget.

It was fine I guess. But in all honesty, I have a lot more fun now that I’m nearly thirty. I graduated, got promoted and have much more cash to burn.

I also do not have exams or a thesis looming over my head. And wonder of wonders, most of my thirty-year-old friends party a whole lot more now than they ever did in their twenties. At the end of the day, I do not actually think it comes down to cash, even though a better income does influence the quality of entertainment one pursues. It is more about being more secure in our life roles.

When you are twenty, you are expected to have fun. You are a loser if you stay in with a book and a cup of tea.

At thirty, there is no pressure. Because by that time you are too mature to care about whether you are a loser or not. You do things because you want to and because you can. Is there really any other way to live?