This post is brought to you by the feeling that you know what you’re doing, the number 3-0, and Elizabeth McKenzie.
What did you think life would look like at 30? I thought I’d be nestled in an impressive corner office somewhere, living with a partner or married. In this fantasy, I’d also somehow learned how to wear and enjoy high heels? Instead, I was freshly single, working two jobs, slogging my way through $50,000 of school debt. G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S.
My story isn’t particularly unusual, but it’s not one we often see portrayed in books, movies, or tv shows. Unless we’re talking about my friend Elizabeth’s hilarious and helpful new book: The 30 Somethings: Life lessons Of A 30-Something That You Probably Already Know.
It’s part memoir, part self-help guide, 100% honest. Elizabeth is a “lover of boys, jump-starter of her own career, and all-around average woman” (her words!) and this fun, short read is her coming of age story. This is where she transforms into the “loud-mouthed, semi-successful, semi-hot, self-important adult” she is today.
Here’s a little excerpt on relationships, I’d like to forward to, oh, many people:
I don’t sit and plot my future where he’s different like I’ve done with past boyfriends. I don’t dream of a future that can only exist when he changes. I know it sounds pretty simple but how many times have you thought about an old partner and your future and put conditions around it like: only if he changes careers, or makes more cash, or gets ambitious, or can pay for fancy dinners, or will lose a bit of weight, or stops smoking.
If you’re a #ladyboss who’s mid-hustle, dating in your thirties, or just someone who appreciates humor and candor, you’ll like this book. It’s $6 for Pete’s sake! Go have a read!