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By Lara Howsam [/caption] Turning 30 is not an ending by any means – there are lots of great things ahead…

By Lara Howsam , in Almost 30 and Counting: How to seize the day , on March 22, 2010 Tags: , , ,

By Lara Howsam

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Turning 30 is not an ending by any means – there are lots of great things ahead after that milestone is reached.

CBS 60 Minutes journalist Andy Rooney wrote an about women over 30. He lists off several reasons why he “values women in their thirties most of all.”

“A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 30 give a damn what you might think about her or what she’s doing.”

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survey carried out by Willow Water in the United Kingdom which claimed four out of ten women felt most beautiful at the age of 32.

“The 38 per cent who said they felt most attractive in their early thirties attributed it to the confidence gained from experience, an active love life and eating and drinking sensibly.”

This points out that turning 30 allows a person to turn over a new leaf and face the days ahead with confidence.

“You look in the mirror and don’t see everything you want to change. You see the things you actually like. It’s a glorious time of not trying to ‘escape’ anymore. You’ve finally started making some solid plans!!”

One female friend, who hit the 30 mark last year said that turning 30 has allowed her to trust her instincts more.

“One of the best lessons I learned before I turned 30, was to truly trust myself,” she said. “Trusting my own judgment – my own heart – and who I am as a person is my biggest accomplishment to date. It was also the hardest thing I’ve ever done… by far! But I’m so much happier because of it.”

The point is whatever age you are it is important to set goals, trust your instinct and follow your heart.

Seize the day.