When you’re in your teens and twenties, you feel everything so hard. It’s the first time for many adult experiences. But as you keep on adulting, you stop caring about the toxic things that used to hold you back and be at the top of your priority list, swapping them out for stuff that matters more.
1. Being skinny. Who cares about a few extra pounds? Not you! Eating a donut or having that Sprite at lunch is essential to deal with the stress that being a 30-something.
2. Other people’s expectations and what people think of you. The peak of this feeling definitely came in high school and college, but once you start picking up real life priorities and responsibilities, this hormonal paranoia slowly vanishes.
3. Birthday parties! Throwing that epic rager or having the perfect Instagrammable fine dining dinner with your squad is really not a priority anymore. Throw us a bottle of red and season 1 of “Mad Men” and we’re good.
4. Obsessing over a soulmate. In your 20s you’re freaking out about being alone forever and meeting that perfect person for you. In your 30s, you’re indifferent, and also just down for someone that’s a good guy who actually cares about you. Somewhat perfect.