30 for 30: 30 things I’ve learned by my 30th birthday

Turning 30 feels refreshing. It’s a blank slate with all the wisdom you’ve amassed.

I love to reflect before each of my birthdays and this year I’ve come up a list of 30 things I’ve learned . It’s great for moms coming to 30, new moms, and anyone wanting to learn something new. Fair disclaimer, I may drop a joke or two.

Buckle up, let’s get started.

  • Fuzzy socks are amazing for Pittsburgh winters and bus stop trips.
  • Yoga is amazing for stress management 
  • Living with intention provides results.
  • Prioritizing self love is vital to well being.
  • Save and invest what you can now, not later.
  • Magic and manifesting are real, if you believe in it.
  • Moving your body consistently radically improves mood, health, and overall wellbeing.
  • Don’t dare drive the speed limit in and around the Pittsburgh area, they get feisty!! lol jk jk 🚗 💨😂

  • Take the trip, make the memories.
  • No, the clothes do not magically fold themselves.
  • Asking for help doesn’t make you weak.
  • Standing up for yourself and your boundaries doesn’t make you a bad person.
  • It’s okay to say no.
  • Fries on tacos are amazing. – I’m a biggg foodie, feel free to drop your fav Pittsburgh area restaurant in the comments
  • A cluttered place can create a cluttered mind. 
  • Water is healing, oceans, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, spiritual baths. I love them all.
  • Don’t take things so personal.
  • Celebrate all wins.
  • Having a gratitude practice amplifies abundance.
  • Don’t feel guilty for needing and receiving rest.
  • Me time is a must, even if it’s 5 minutes.
  • Most places outside of Pittsburgh seem taken aback when you ask if fries come on the salad.
  • A deep breath has massive impact on emotion regulation.
  • Moderation over restriction in nutrition makes a world of difference.
  • It’s okay to make new connections and friends, the true ones will always stick around.
  • Trust your intuition/gut feeling.
  • After the creation of high waisted leggings, I’m not sure I can go back to jeans. Hello belly in pants 🤣
  • Be mindful of the content you feed your mind.
  • Yes, I have to go the the Potato Patch every time I go to Kennywood. 
  • Life doesn’t change unless you do.
  • You are worth it, no if ands or buts about it.
  • Mastering overthinking is a game changer.

It’s pretty surreal writing this when I look at my growth from starting with Pittsburgh Moms Collective. Thank you all for reading my content over the past 5 years and bearing witness to that. Instead of viewing my 30th birthday as a “death to my youth”, I see it as a beautiful thriving beginning to a magical life. 

Would you like to share what you’ve learned? Drop some in the comments below!






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Brittany Allen
Brittany is a Leader in the Self Love and Financial industry helping women cultivate peace while being householders and creating wealth for their family, . She's spent the last 10 years as an entrepreneur serving women in various industries such as beauty, wellness, and event planning. When she's not helping women manifest the abundance they deserve, you'll find her spending time with her little girl, teaching yoga, or dabbling in magic. Don't be afraid to come say hey at Brittany Rose Wellness and comment or tag her in your favorite article!