Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Things You Should Know Before You're 30

I recently came across the book "Thirty Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know", published by Glamour Magazine, which provides snippets of valuable wisdom every girl should be familiar with before they turn 30. I've written down some of my own 'Things I'd Like To Know Before I'm 30', along with a few excerpts from the book itself.

Before You Turn 30, You Should Know...

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
2. How you feel about marriage and having kids.
3. How to quit a job, break up with a man & confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
4. When to try harder and when to walk away.
5. How to pick a dress that flatters your shape, not hides it.

6. How to cook a winning three course meal.
7. And throw a dinner party that people will talk about the morning after.
8. The names and speed dials of a really good hairdresser, beautician and tailor.
9. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
10. Where to go - be it your best friend’s couch, the country inn spa or a yoga mat - when your soul needs soothing.

11. How to pack a bag in a hurry.
12. That you can’t change the length of your legs or the width of your hips.
How to write an exceptional resumé without any exaggerations.
14. When it comes to applying makeup, less is more.
15. That bad hair days are just a part of life, not a level 8 on the Richter Scale type-of-crisis.

16. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
That your youthful years may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
18. How to get rid of a spider, change a light bulb or a flat tyre...or know someone reliable you can call at 3am to do either.
19. That sometimes letting go is easier than holding back.
20. How to make an entrance and how to exit gracefully.

21. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
22. You don't have to please everyone all the time...it's okay to say 'No' sometimes.
23. The moment when you should leave an argument...before you say something you may not be able to take back later.
24. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
25. That life doesn't end at thirty, it only begins...hopefully ;)

I would love to hear what you would like to add to this list.

*All images found via weheartit.com


The Scent of Glamour said...

I love the post!


Hanna C. said...

this is a nice list!


Stefania said...

Stunning post dear!I like it!Kisses

Lavender Loafers said...

I think it's nothing to add:)

Itchy Edgy said...

Ahhh such a Lovely post! Love your photo as well! Xx


Anonymous said...

I think I should start by focusing on tip number 11... I have 3 camps within the span of ONE WEEK. And I need to start packing asap! Lovely blogpost, dear. Thanks for sharing all these little pieces of advice with us! :)

♡, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
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Madeline said...

Well got ten years to get it together haha

Borjana said...

Great post,honey!;)

Mira said...

That´s an awesome post. Number one and eight are super important!!!


Alessandra said...

Lovely post!


Johlet said...

Love the list!

Daniella said...

Hi my lovely Sam, Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

This is a Great post my dear. Some things that I have come to learn and some things I look forward to learning. Numbers 21-25 are very important things that we need to learn, understand and remember. I always look forward to your posts Sam, they always make me really think :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Wendy said...

Love this post! Thanks for sharing this with use!


Coquetíssima said...

Great post, dear!!!!! Love this pictures!!!!!!!

Kisses! Have a nice day!

Lilli said...

Hi Sam, first of all you are welcome, is the true and what I really think:) Then, this post is great! I never thought seriously about this kind of things and, since the 30 isnt far at all, I also need to make mine:) I find that I miss many things you wrote..I want to remember them, love the n.24, so agree with you:) Have a great day brrr is dull and rainy here! Big hugs!!:***<3

Lyosha said...

very nice post! thanks for sharing

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Katie Frank said...

hah this is very good post! thank you!

Lydia said...

I love the picture on this page! So pretty! ;D


BlueNail Girl said...

amazing list <3

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Fashion-Bridge said...

It's a lovely list dear Sam! I agree with all of above. I would also add "to learn that there is no black and white, bad or good in life. All is mixed". I'm learning every year and I enjoy it absolutely:)

Great post dear!




Mina Masotina said...

WOW! Can I translate this article and post it on my blog? Obviously I'll write the credits from your blog :3 Kisses, Mina.
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S said...

This is a very useful list, thanx 4 sharing!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lovely list! i would add:
- be a coach to someone younger and help her develop her strengths,
- who to ask to find the best restaurant in a new city,
- where to shop for clothing that makes you feel like a million bucks,
- your own strengths and weaknesses
- when to be humble and when to celebrate your awesomeness
- what attributes are in the right partner

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miss b said...

Firstly, I love those gorgeous images. I think you have just about covered everything there - great list!

Jayme and Mendi said...

These are great! Now I'm over the 30 mark but I think these are great for women of any age. :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

The Coffee Talk said...

When start a day by thinking about at least 2 positives or 2 things that makes u happy :)

Sophie said...

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Instant Milk said...

Thanks for sharing this <3

Ileana said...

This is such a cool post! Love it...so true!


Bodil Huisman said...

I love this post! I hope I will find it all out before I'm 30 :)


Nicole said...

Love this! I still need to learn how to change a flat tyre, lol!
Hope you're having an amazing week Sam :) <3

VintageDanielle said...

Beautiful post dear. I wish all women would read this list. If I would I add: learn what makes you passionate and how to get involved deeply.

Zahra Sandberg said...

Love this! I would also add 'how to believe in yourself as you would someone else'

I feel like as you get older, you grow more confident in yourself as a woman. All of these are SO important for us to "get" before and even after we are 30.


Lidia Frolova said...

Haha great list! Love it!

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Anonymous said...

Yes, very inspiring suggestions. Ideally one would know these things before 20! But without experiences we don't get wiser. xo


Anice Make Up said...

Great post! Really! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other? :) kiss kiss!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I know all these things and i have to tell you a lot more because i am over 40!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Stephanie said...

This is a great post! Amazing!


Anha Senet said...

Nice post!

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Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely list, hopefully I'll have done all these by the time I'm 30 !

Anonymous said...

loved reading this! I agree so much, especially that I'm still young! Saving this post so I can read it later on and remember some of the things listed!! :)


Sootjeelina said...

These are very nice and all so true. I still have got to learn how to manage nr. 11 though haha!

xo Sootjeelina

Marsa said...

#1, 16, and 24.
i can totally relate!!

Elle Sees said...

I'm well over 30 and still need to learn some of these things!

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, I love this post! I like 3, 14 and 21! I still should learn how to deal with 3 and 21, but I learned recently, after a long time of applying a lot of makeup that less is more:)

Demi Mist said...

Very useful tips!
I agree with the last one as I have already been there!


Sara Alwan said...

Very nice and useful list!


OneRedCherry said...

I must learn ecerything because i'm 31 y.old!!!

two birds said...

i'm over 30, and i'd like to think that i know most of these things. maybe not how to pack a bag in a hurry...unless youcount packing 15 outfits "just in case"!

Linde Lou said...

Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3

Would You like to follow each other? :)

Beauty Follower said...

I am over 30... and i have learned only 2 things: 9 and 25!

Wikaa said...

GREAT AND SUCH interesting post :)

Tie Bow-tie said...

Some of these tips are really useful!
Thanks for sharing!

Josie said...

Ahh I'm glad I have about 10 and a half years to learn all of this, it's a long list haha! I would add 'Own a Del Rey bag by Mulberry' to the list xxx

Well... said...

Haha, oh man, I am still on my way to learning all of these - but I love this list :)

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indie by heart said...

Such a sweet, wise list. ( And pretty photos too. ) I still have few years to learn :)

Indie by heart

Sandra Leiva said...

Great post, dear! I love all the pictures <3

Danie said...

Ahhh I love this! and the pictures are so pretty too. In response to the comment on my blog, no the pumpkin didn;t take that long to carve! haha I have a new post up I would love for you to have a look at!

Danie B

Mimi said...

i think this is a really wonderful list! i am saving this for future references, thanks for sharing! :D

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in.the.jungle.of.fashion. said...

beautiful post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
what about to follow each other?

Kat said...

aw this is great!! i'll def rememeber this for the future! :)


Adeola Naomi said...

Great list and I will totally agree and add up these:
- Speak at least two international languages except for your first language.
- Travel to at least to five different countries if you can or out of your boarders at least if you can't do 5, it educational.
- It is not all about you, help make other happy.

Hope you are having a great week dear so far.

Rebecca said...

That is a truly beautiful list! Considering I am turning 30 next year! LOL!


ronelle said...

Wonderful post Sam! 30 is a magical age because it seems that you really know who you are and what you want out of life by the time you get there. Once you have that figured out there is an acceptance and self love that comes into play, that's when you can truly be the best person you can be because you can throw away all those insecurities.

Rahul Bhatia said...

This list is profound and deserves to beread by many:)

Lipgloss Kisses said...

Love the list! I can safely tick off a few. :) I'm 30 next year.

Corissa Henry said...

really great post. Quite inspired. I've gotta buy that book.

MOSAMUSE said...

#1 should be #s 1-30 so important!! great post!


trishie said...

Love this! Totally agree, esp with number 25!

Diana Marks said...

Love this post! I even saved it ;) Thanks for sharing!

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Kdotorg said...

This is such a great idea! Your 30 things are great, I'll have to sit down and think of some of my own now.
I adore your blog, would you like to follow each other?

fluff and fripperies said...

Fantastic list Sam - though it makes me sad to have passed 30 without knowing some of the things on it! xo

Fash Boulevard said...

I LOVE this post. #3 and #4 are soooo true. Thanks for sharing.

I would love for you to stop by my blog and check out my latest outfit, I'd love to know what you think!

Ember Drake said...

This is such a great list - with only 2 years and 2 months to go til I'm 30, I'd better get a move on! lol :-)



Bravoe Runway said...

I think this is a great list..though I have yet to master cooking let alone a 3 course meal and how to confront a friendship without ruining it...and I am 31

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That's an excellent list! I would add the proper management of money: saving, investing etc.

Vicky Fernández said...

Lovely post, sweety!!! I really love it... I must confess I can't do many of those things, but fortunately, I'm still 27... Hehehe...

Maybe you could add something like "You must know how to say I love you to the people you love"... What do you think?

Lots of kisses honey!


Chloë said...

Great post!
Thank you Sam for the lovely comment on my blog!X

Bernadeth G. said...

Lovely post! :)

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The Golden Girls said...

Great post! Love it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Caroline Susanto said...

This is a really great post! It's fun to read your lists hahaha maybe I'll make my own list.


Oh to Be a Muse said...

These are all great--it's hard to think of anything else to add to the list of 30. Maybe how to drive a manual or something like that.

Caitie Schlisserman said...

this is so cute! love this and I def. need to go out and find that book! would love to have it.


Elisabeth said...

Thank you for your kind comment Sam! Concerning Helsinki's restaurants, I love the fact that there is a lot of choice. That is why the city is such a great place to live in because you can pick a new restaurant every time you go out :)
When it comes to your excellent post, I would add:
-everything around us is made up of positive energy - to attract positive things in your life, start giving off positive energy
-the grass is greener where you water it
-there are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings
-miracles come in moments - be ready and willing

E from Helsinki

Nicoleta_B said...

Hello my dear,
Very nice post.
Thank you


La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

beautiful post!!:)

bridechic said...

Darling! You have a great outline here for an inspiring book that I would be the first to read!

Je ne sais quoi said...

I think I failed! :( lol
luckily i still have 3 years to learn most of the last parts actually !
have a great evening babe


just love this post *.*
a kiss, Francesca

Kashaya said...

Great blog post and the photos are so beautiful!