30 Lessons I Learned Before Turning 30

It’s my golden birthday (also called champagne birthday) and that means I turned thirty! Since I’ve entered my late-twenties I dreaded this change in the second digit of my age. Mostly because I felt like time was passing too quickly and I wasn’t ready to turn thirty. But instead on this birthday, I feel calmer and kind of excited for my new decade. I want to celebrate with a roundup of all the lessons (in no particular order) that I have collected in the past 30 years.

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When the Dreaded Reading Slump Comes Calling

As a child, I used to be an avid reader. I loved stories especially loved mystery and fantasy books. I was crazy about books and was always in search of a good story. However, after I completed grad school and started working full time the number of books I read every year started dwindling. Initially, I chalked it up to my big life change and told myself once I have a routine, I will start reading more. During this time, my life was getting complicated and my mental health was deteriorating. It is extremely hard to read when you are anxious all the time. However, through it all I was craving the beautiful world of books and wanted to get back to reading.

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Recently, I have been feeling the pain of betrayal. While I grew up, my dad always praised my achievements and my progress in life but always ended by saying, “Don’t forget where you came from.” I never thought about it much back then but now, I realized that its not just a reminder that home is important but also a way of warning me that when I asked questions and opened myself up to things in life, they would change me.

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The Journey Begins

As a child I wanted to grow up to be a story writer. Black letters on white paper which otherwise looked so plain let me travel to places without leaving my room. But as a lot of I’ll-grow-up-to-be dreams you have as a child wither away, this one did too. This blog is my attempt to still be a writer in this virtual personal space of the internet. Here, I wish to share with you my travel experiences, the interesting stories I come across, my reviews about books I read and occasionally some musings Read More »