Did you ever tell yourself, “By the time I turn thirty, I’m going to have _____” and fill in the blank? I didn’t officially make a list, but I do remember wanting to have had a “serious, healthy relationship” and “have a play reviewed in the NY Times” by the time I was thirty. So, one of those things happened. And it wasn’t the play being reviewed in the Times.
There seems to be this idea of accomplishing specific milestones by the time you’re thirty that’s echoed in the media. Check out the below two articles my friend recently sent me:
Considering I’m nearly three years out of turning 30, I guess I should think about my 40th year milestones. I want to have a child, own property, and have a solid writing career established. I’m trying to imagine my 40-year-old self reading this now, and it makes me smile.
Do you set big-birthday milestones for yourself? Want to share some here?