I don’t know about you, but I felt so confident in my 20s. Even when things weren’t going perfectly, I felt like everything would fall into place. Now, at 36, I am plagued by uncertainty and trepidation. Decisions feel so much bigger. And I thought I was the only one…
Then, I started sharing my feelings with my friends, I realized that many women in their 30s are overwhelmed by questions about what comes next. But if you Google about navigating life in your 30s, 7 out of the first ten results discuss how hard it is to be single in your 30s. As if being in a couple is all women should be focusing on in their 30s.
That’s why I decided to create a new column on the blog and a speaker series called The Dirty Thirties. The column will discuss the challenges of being in the “middle years” of your career, how personal relationships change in your 30s, and more. Because whether you’re in your early, middle, or late 30s, you’re probably confronting life changes you never anticipated.
I am elated that Hitha Palepu from Hitha on the Go is headed to D.C. to join me for our first The Dirty Thirties event. She is such an accomplished, stylish, and kind person. I can’t wait for you ladies to meet her.
The event will be at the MM LaFleur store on K Street, and is free to attend. We’ll have some light reception snacks courtesy of the fine ladies at MM LaFleur. We’ll have a a great discussion and audience Q&A, and a bit of networking after.
Since these events are just starting (I hope there will be many more, even in other cities), we chose a small intimate venue that holds 50 or so. So if you don’t score an invite to this event, look out for another one later this summer probably just before August recess or just after. And if you’d like the event to come to your city, leave a comment, and I’ll start getting a list together.