I tried to be philosophical and would have liked to post a blog about “34 Things I Learned When I Was 34.” However, I realized I need time to make a list of all the things that helped me in the past year in terms of self-growth and improvement. Looking deep into yourself is always hard but at 35, I am secure and independent enough not to think of a man to complete me or be dampened by the proverbial heartaches and failures that characterize this wheel called life. I consider this a milestone because this wasn’t always the case in my 20’s. I was insecure, carefree and impulsive.
I would just like to say here that the best time to be a woman is in your 30’s, whether you’re single or a single mom like me with kids. Hopefully, it also holds true for my married friends. We really couldn’t care less if most of the fortysomething guys (whether single or divorced) are going after the twentysomething girls because the twentysomething guys are going after us anyway.There will always be something alluring about an older woman, especially if that woman is fit, successful and fuss-free.
Anyway, here’s the excerpt of my friend Klarisse’s email on the views of Andy Rooney (of CBS’ 60 minutes) on women in their 30’s.
As I grow in age, I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.
If a woman over 30 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.
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.
Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.
Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.
A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women.
Women over 30 couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 30. They always know.
A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 30 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.
Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.
Yes, we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.
For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” Here’s an update for you.
Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage..