When you're in your teens and 20's, you think you'll be young forever. And all of the things people in their 30's, 40's and above complain about seem like myths that would never actually happen to you. At least not for a long, long time. Then one day you wake up in your 30's and your neck hurts, your alcohol tolerance is but a memory, you're complaining about "kids these days," and you look in the mirror and—MOM, IS THAT YOU?!?
There's a reason thirty-somethings are constantly talking about being in our 30s like we've earned our way into an exclusive mob. Because our bodies, habits, outlooks, and overall lives really do start to change pretty dramatically in all the ways that people warned us about.
Someone recently asked Twitter this question: