30 Is Not The New 20

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time for a fresh start. While reflecting on the year gone by I felt a sense of disappointment and discouragement. I know I’m tremendously blessed but I was in a huge funk and I wanted out ASAP! In effort to motivate and encourage myself I revisited old inspirational posts (28 Things I Learned by 28 on God, Relationships & Life is MUST READ), listened to podcasts, read books including the Bible, and bombarded my mind with positivity. Along the way I came across a powerful TED Talk from 2013. Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message that 30 Is NOT the new 20.

30 is not the new 20 meg Jay ted talk

She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives. Her 15 minute talk is full of hard to swallow scientific facts along with personal stories that stress the importance of how you spend your 20s. Now that I’m officially in my 30s this is something I wish I heard years ago. No matter your age I encourage you to listen to the talk. I guarantee you will feel inspired to do more and be more intentional about every opportunity life has to offer.

 You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.

~Mae West



  1. idreaminchanel
    01/10/2015 / 8:04 PM

    Yup! Definitely listened to this podcast before and you are right. Hard hitting and chock full of timely advice. The whole wanting to be perfect. Wanting a do over. Wanting so many things you can’t quite place in your 20s and then 30s hit. Rush to do everything, but I guess in my 30s I’m learning to trust the timing of my life. Important lesson thus far.

    Thanks for your general awesomeness. Can’t wait to see you somewhere random in 2015 per usz.

    • Nicole
      01/12/2015 / 10:05 PM

      Timing is everything! I constantly remind myself: for everything there is a season.

      Thank you for reading (and commenting) Hope to see you soon!

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