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April 20, 2010

30 and flirty

Filed under: real talk — Tags: , , — Lady Who Cooks @ 8:41 am

For the past week or so, a lot of people have been asking me how it feels to be thirty.  Apparently in my family, my brother and sister both went through a mini-crisis when they turned over that last digit to their third decade.  I didn’t have the same experience; actually it was quite the opposite.  I’m excited to be thirty and I can give you a few reasons why:

1.) Feeling good – I contribute this to my Primal lifestyle and fitness.  I didn’t feel this good a year ago when I was eating dairy, grains, and legumes.  I felt constantly bloated and had intense hunger swings.  Now I feel stable and content.

2.) Skin so soft – I’ve been moisturizing since my early teens, I’m not quite sure the Primal stance on lotion since the Paleo woman didn’t have modern moisturizers but I’m sure she had some sort of skin treatment whether it be oils or aloes (I feel a follow-up post coming on).  Although I used to try and tan (believe me being a blonde hair and fair skinned gal it was a big try to get tan) I gave up on it years ago.  Though I know my past tanning transgressions will show up later, I know the impact will be reduced since I have been relatively cautious my whole life on how I treat my skin.  Plus, whenever I feel a little too pale I remind myself that white skin tattoos better.  🙂

3.) Tons-O-Fun – Micah and I make it a point to have fun and to make the most of our time.  We spend a lot of time with friends and indulge our hobbies and interests.  We try to experience new things and travel when we can.  I’m always up to try something new with my hobbies so I’m constantly learning new things.

4.) Golden Age – One thing I try and do is to think of the benefits of getting older as opposed to the downfalls.  I like the idea of progression, the learning of new things and becoming wiser.

Overall, I think we all have more to offer the world than our looks.  Growing older is inevitable, it would be better to stay healthy and happy so you can grow old gracefully, than to fight it with unnatural means (facelifts, etc) and end up always fighting an uphill battle.


  1. I love the title Abby! You definitely look good for a 30 year old. I like your last sentence especially, more people need to realize that.

    Comment by Bekah Vandegrift — April 21, 2010 @ 8:48 am

  2. Thanks Bekah! I wrote this hoping to help those who are fearful of growing older that they don’t have to be afraid. It’s a matter of looking at the positives and not try to fight the ineviable.

    Comment by Abby Vandegrift — April 21, 2010 @ 8:55 am

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