Tuesday, June 12, 2012

30 Things You Should Have & Know

"The 30 Things list- a heartfelt and humorous inventory of what every woman really needs in life- started as a single page in Glamour magazine fifteen years ago and quickly developed into a viral phenomenon. Here, that world-famous list gets new life with essays by some of our favorite women, from Portia de Rossi to Liz Smith. No matter your age, this is a list to live by."
Some of the lessons you'll find inside...
"Making peace with my past was the first step; being grateful for it was the second." -Lisa Ling
"The ability to accept and adapt gracefully to life's twists and turns is one of the greatest skills you'll learn. Should you plan for the things you want? Absolutely. But if you're not exactly where you wanted to be, exactly when you wanted to be there, don't sweat it." -Katie Couric
My mom actually picked this book up for me because she knew I was struggling with my age when my last birthday rolled around in April. This was such an easy read- I finished it in just two sittings- it was that good. It shed a lot of light on various issues/thoughts/ideas that have been swirling around in my head. Not only was it nice to feel as though I'm not alone but I was able to gain some insight and develop a new perspective on things. I have most of the items checked off of the list so for the next couple of years my goal is to knock the rest off of the list. Turning the big 30 won't be that bad BUT I'm still in no way looking forward to it.
I definitely recommend it whether you're years away from thirty or past the milestone mark.


  1. It looks like a cool book. I wish I had it. I'm turning 26 soon and feel like I've accomplished so little...Having a list would help.
    Enjoy your book!;)
    Diana from http://thegirlwhocouldntbeafashionista.blogspot.ie/

  2. The points you shared are great! Maybe I should scoop up that book before February ;)

  3. This is SO funny that you're posting this, I seen this book advertised in InStyle and I immediately told my fiance I wanted it. I still have yet to purchase it! I'm so glad you liked it, gives me the motivation to purchase it myself. :)

  4. i'm really interested in this book, def putting it on my list. thanks sister! sometimes i freak out about how close 30 is, but then sometimes i'm excited. idk. lol.

  5. I've never heard of this book! Sounds insightful and a great book as a gift for someone turning 30. Age doesn't define you and celebrate turning 30 like no other!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  6. I have this book at home to read once I finish the one I'm reading now. It looks like a great, easy read!


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