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It just gets better with age… right?

Tuesday at lunch, three of us began discussing the upcoming 30th birthday of one of my colleagues — celebration plans and the milestone nature of the day.

“Forty is better than 30, 30 is better than 20,” my other colleague said, stating that she is happier in her life now than when she was younger, and that life continues to get better.

I’m about a month and a half into my new career path in the recruiting biz and while I’m (seriously) so excited about learning my new pathway… I’m also burned out from being the newbie.

From clerking during law school to summer jobs to my judicial clerkship, I’ve had a new job every year for the past six years of my life. I cannot wait to just get settled and get into my groove already. Learning by doing is one of the best (and necessary) ways to learn, but it’s hard not to get frustrated with the process sometimes.

As much as I hate to it admit it, I still care way too much about what other people are going to think at work. I want some of the security and knowledge in my career path that comes with being older. Or at least that’s what seems to happen. Who knows, maybe I’ll still be second-guessing everything at 40.

I’m not saying that I don’t need to earn my stripes, but being older (experienced, seasoned, what have you), really does seem pretty sweet. I know everyone tells us to enjoy our youth and that things will never be the same again. I mean college is supposed to be the greatest time of our lives, and that’s already been here and gone. But I really think (hope) that when you can stop worrying so much, you really start having fun.