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Keep Calm I’m Turning 30 and I am Embracing My Age

.Thats it, it has finally happened. I am 30! The big 3 0. I am no longer a part of the desirable 20’s club. The club of beautiful skinny people that everybody wants to be a member of. When you are in your 20’s you are technically an adult but you are still classed as being young. You are excused of poor judgement calls, staying out all night drinking is almost expected of you and splashing your cash on clothes and cocktails is just a part of being 20.

But once you hit your 30’s, thats it, responsibility is laid  down on your shoulders. You are expected to make sensible choices, to have your white picket fence and a collection of Mary Berry’s Homebake Recipes.

“Hitting your 30’s means that fun has been sucked out of your life”

You are, in the eyes of the world, old enough to know better. So goodbye bodycon short dresses and sexy heels, and hello baggy yoga pants and nipple high knickers because apparently hitting your 30’s means that fun has been sucked out of your life and it is all downhill from here!

embracing my age

I personally didn’t have an issue with turning 30. Frankly I was just thrilled to have an excuse to buy a pretty pink cake and not feel guilty for shovelling it down my throat. But I could definitely see that turning 30 was a turning point for most people, especially for women.

When I was wished happy birthday, I noticed the tone was almost apologetic, and even though I know it was all in good humour it got me thinking. Why is ageing viewed as a negative? Why is there a social pressure on us to stay young?

Don’t get me wrong, I definitely have my “OH MY GOD I’m old” moments where I inspect my face for any lines that may or may not have appeared. But I feel that the pressure has become overwhelming for todays women. More and more we are led to believe that younger is better. That once you turn a certain age your sexuality and beauty is out the window. That you are now too old to go after your dreams.

“More and more we are led to believe that younger is better”

I have seen a few of my friends fret and panic as they approached their 30’s and all I have wanted to do was to reassure them that they are still fabulous! We may not be those giggly little airheads we were 10 years old but we are not old invalids either! As Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh has recently said to the fashion world ‘It is ridiculous to pretend there are no beautiful older women’ and he is absolutely right!

Check out his ‘Reunion’ photoshoot he did with Italian Vogue were he shot supermodels from the 90’s who are now in the 40’s and 50’s 

embracing my age(Cindy 50, Claudia 46 & Naomi 46, looking just as good as they did 20 years ago in this years Balmain Spring/Summer Collection campaign)

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“The n°1 reason most are scared of ageing is the misconception that beauty and all things good in life die as you get older”

The n°1 reason most are scared of ageing is the misconception that beauty and all things good in life die as you get older. If you believe that then maybe it will come true, but as in most aspects in life, I believe that it is a choice. More and more researchers are discovering that premature ageing and disease can be prevented and even reversed with food, and I am a firm believer! If your body is depleted of vitamins and nutrients then how can you expect it to look and feel its best? Just because the Poppin Fresh Doughboy had clear smooth skin, doesn’t mean you will!

“More and more researchers are discovering that premature ageing and disease can be prevented and even reversed with food”

If you have shovelled huge amounts of chemical laden junk food into your body over the last decade then you cannot expect your skin to keep its youthful glow. Your body would be full of toxic waste and would spend all of its time and energy trying to expel it. Energy that could have been used to repair and regenerate other parts of your body. That is why I advocate detoxing your body at least every year. Cleaning out the waste = A healthy glowing you.

All you have to do is look at the women out there who take the time to nourish their bodies. You can see the effects it has on their appearance and life. Look at Miranda Kerr and Jessica Alba. Both women are owners of successful organic skincare companies, have successful careers and are raising children. Yet they have succeeded at looking fabulous in their mid 30’s! Their secret? Organic healthy eating and de-stressing with meditation and Yoga.

embracing my age

If you look after your body then it will look out for you. So instead of fearing your numbers, embrace them! You decide what life you are going to lead, not a ticking clock!

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A Fashion lover, An Optimist and a mum of two little boys! I am the every girl turned Modern Mum.

Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger
COMMENTS
  • kage2015

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    Enjoy every age and don’t worry about getting older, I honestly would go back for anything.

    September 23, 2016
  • styleroundtheblock

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    Great post! Love reading it! I think every age has it’s own charm! so enjoy it!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

    September 24, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      Thanks Luv xx

      September 26, 2016
  • 30dayV

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    i’ve enjoyed my 30s more than i remember my 20s. hard to explain, but i feel more self-aware and therefore self-fulfilled. maybe because 30 is when i became a mom.

    September 24, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      I can totally relate. Your perception changes when you have a wee one x

      September 26, 2016
  • great post!! im actually turning 30 soon and im dreading it

    September 24, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      Aw don’t dread it! You are as young as you feel x

      September 26, 2016
  • 30s are great! I know more, I look better, I’m more creative. Wouldn’t change for anything! Enjoy!

    September 24, 2016
  • Kathy - Walkabout Wanderer

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    I had major issues with turning 30 but now that I am 32, I have come to realise that the 30’s are the new 20’s. We rock!

    September 24, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      We totally do !

      September 26, 2016
  • I am 51 and feeling better every year! Embrace and love your age! Great read, really enjoyed it!

    September 24, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      Oh wow, you look amazing xxx

      September 26, 2016
  • I’m turning 29 in January, and will just be grateful to see another year! But Beyoncé is 35, so that also helps haha.

    September 24, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      Hahaha Very true!

      September 26, 2016
  • Welcome to Club 30!

    September 25, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      Thanks x

      September 26, 2016
  • Totally believe in all these tips. Happy 30th from two 30-year-olds to another. You are beautiful! XO

    September 26, 2016
    • confidentlykylie

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      Aw thanks Caitlin and Dani x

      September 26, 2016
  • Turning 30 is no big deal anymore! I’m glad to hear you say you don’t have a problem with it! With people living so long now 30 is like the new 20! Times are a’changing! You look great and it seems like you are living a wonderful life! You go girl! And happy birthday 😉

    September 26, 2016

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