06 April 2013

I'm 30! Why I think its more awesome than 20.

I'm 30!!!!

I started this blog in 2003, when I was 20 years old. Ten years after, I don't really feel much older but I feel so much has happened! 

So let's see. In ten years I've:

..graduated college at Ateneo de Manila with a major in Communications and minor in Philosophy 

..gone on around 40 trips both within the Philippines and abroad 

..seen my brother get married, and grow his own family with wife Tracy and kids Roco and Sabine 

..been rejected maybe 100 times at VTRs, castings, and auditions 

..gone through three heartbreaks

..made a steady career for myself on television, print, and online, with a number of advocacies 

..checked a few things off my bucketlist like meeting Kobe Bryant and going skydiving!



I always thought 30 was so OLD! 

Now that I'm 30, I don't feel old at all. I feel like an adult when paying important bills and signing thick documents, but otherwise, I still feel like a kid excited to see the world! 



Why being 30 is more awesome than being 20. 

Because you can say you've "been there, done that" to problems that you had no idea how you'd get through when you were 20. 

Because you've embarrassed yourself and committed booboos enough times to know how to laugh at yourself and not take yourself too seriously. 

Because when they say you have to be "whole" before entering a relationship, you kinda know better what it means to be "whole". 

Because you need not be too safe with your words and you don't really feel the need to please others all the time. Why? Because you are strong enough to stand by your word and you learn that you really cannot please everyone. 

Because by 30, you've probably gone through a point in your life where you lost everything, and you know now that you are strong enough to pick yourself up again and rebuild your life. 

Because by now you've sort of figured out the answer to that nagging quarter life crisis question: What is my place in the world? 

Because you just know yourself better. :) 

I'm not saying I have it all figured out because I don't, but I can say I know how to go about things a bit more. 



And now that I'm 30, I intend to enjoy and learn from this phase in my life. And I honestly can't wait to turn 40! I hear its an awesome age too!

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey B! I missed you posting here! Well I'm 21 and I already feel old. Thank you for your post and kinda feel excited with what I will accomplish when I reached 30. Hope I'll feel awesome like you do. And you still do that magic even it took a long time having another post. You still inspire me. :)

damarazzi said...

The Awesome Life begins at 30 :)

kmmyp said...

Happy Birthday Bianca! God bless you with good health and wealth always :)

kmmyp said...

I'm not sure if my comment was published, but I just really want to say Happy happy birthday Bianca! You deserve the best! God bless with good health and wealth!

Bree said...

Ina yah!! :p

Anonymous said...

In two months time, I will also be turning 30. Really dreading that day because I don't want to grow old. However, when I read your blog, it made me think that yes it is a reality that I will be getting old but I have a lot of things to be thankful for. So thank you Bianca for being my inspiration! I might start blogging as well! :) Happy birthday! :)

Anonymous said...

Much needed. Thanks, Ms. Bianca. Amazing! :) -janine

crisel said...

I love how you still get to have the drive to write here and not completely abandon it. I know you have been so busy (and yet blessed) with your media work and that you included in your blog post your booboos and were still thankful for your vtr rejection. Look were you are right now, you fully deserve it. I still hope I still get to see you around here until you turned 40 and more. Haha. More blessings, love and happiness to you Bianca! ;)

jen said...

Happy birthday! I have the same feeling when I got 30 :) super happy ko and now that I'm 32 still in line of 30 pa rin naman super enjoy. Enjoy enjoy and stay happy.
God bless you.
namiss ko post mo ^_^

Nan Diaz said...

So True, im still 21 and yeah.. :)

Tim Smithson said...

Hi Bianc's nice to know that those rejections have given you so much to ponder and to be able to use that as a weapon to make yourself a better one. Look at you now, you're just awesome!

R. ✩ said...

Nothing wrong with turning 30. The journey just gets better & more exciting with all the experiences and lessons you bring with you through the years. - RUSS

Farrah G. said...

30 is the new 20! I believe so. I'm 21 and I feel old but at the same time, I still feel like a teenager.

I think the 30 (or 20 or 21 or 22 etc) sounds older than it feels, right? :)

Swexie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope I can publish a 30th birthday post with as much positivism as you have. Continue inspiring us, Bianca!

Anonymous said...

I was 16 when I read in Candy Mag about this blog (in one of your covers for candy) for a province girl like me, blogging was unpopular but yeah you did introduce me to this wonderful world of blogging. You really inspired me. I must say, I am a bit trying hard until now however, I like the comfort and relief I get everytime I post something... This blog was www.iamsuperbianca.blogspot.com back then.. Wow! How I wish I will have my personalized domain also, www.thechiefjustice.tumblr.com is my blogging address and I think you deserve a post for the inspiration... Wow! Thank You! Happy birthday our Youth Princess!! Shine bright!-Sittie Yas

Vebsie De la Cruz said...

Hi bianca.. yes you're right.. let's not be afraid od years adding to our age.. instead we should welcome it.. and accept it.. life begins at 40 does not only apply to men, but also to us women.. enjoy life.. and be more beautiful as we (not age), but as we grow :-)

eDonG said...

I was too excited of turning 30 but after reading this, just realized I have a lot to learn and experience. Got to start making up my own bucket list. Nice post!

eDonG said...

I was too excited of turning 30 but after reading this, just realized I have a lot to learn and experience. Got to start making up my own bucket list. Nice post!

Nanzy Melgazo said...

Hey Bianca. I've been your avid blog and twitter follower. Continue to inspire other people :)

aby ♥ said...

Happy birthday ate Bianca! i miss you posting here. anyways, you don't look 30 at all. hehe baby face :)

Jeff&Sandy said...

I can totally relate :) Thanks Bianca :)

Myra Grace Nolasco said...

Hi Bianca,
You are an inspiration to a lot of Filipina!

HONEY said...

Goose BUmp! I love you Bianca.. Happy 30'th birthday and more... God bless your sweet and beautiful heart forever.. I am always a Fan of yours.

Mhadz said...

Hi Ms. Bianca,

I was happy that you updated your blog.When I read your post I kinda realize getting 24 years old not yet too old.I hope when i get 30 I accomplish my bucketlist too and one of that is always looking forward to meet you personally because you inspired me to create my own blog.
Happy Birthday!xoxo

Mhadz said...

Hi Ms. Bianca,

I was happy that you updated your blog.When I read your post I kinda realize getting 24 years old not yet too old.I hope when i get 30 I accomplish my bucketlist too and one of that is always looking forward to meet you personally because you inspired me to create my own blog.
Happy Birthday!xoxo

dockie said...

I'm glad your blogging again! I missed you here. Thirty or not you still are my inspiration. I hope to meet you someday and have a little conversation. You're the reason why I created a blog site. Thanks! Anyway, continue to effect change and make a difference in our society and in the world.:)

KC Bautista said...

"Do not regret getting older, its a privilege denied to many"

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! love reading your blog...

Anonymous said...

Its a maturity!so age is really a number..i'll share this!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca, i just turned 47 but i still think i am in my 20's. but of course my body has changed a lot, feeling sickly most of the time because i did not take care of my body when i was in my 20s & 30's ...so take care !!! I always see you in church....belated belated happy birthday ! More power to your career!

Traveliztera said...

This is a very positive reminder to those who are starting to worry about their age...

I love this post so much! :)

Thanks Ms. Bianca! :)

-Steph
http://traveliztera.com

Rafe Rosal said...

Happy birthday Bianca.. this is super cool.. But what I am really excited about is me turning 37... because according to a study that is the age that men optimal.. like he has everything going.. not too old, and just right.. by http://raferosal.com

Riki Mendoza said...

Meaningful insights! :) I love it <3 It's really a proof of being a more mature person without forgetting how to feel like a kid. <3

Tibor Maricel said...

Happy Birthday Bianca!

AVY said...

30 sounds very scary so I'm happy to read this.


/Avy

http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

Theren Alexander said...

Great read, Bianca, as always! Continue to inspire more ",)

Meikah YbaƱez-Delid said...

You are at an exciting time of a woman's life. Enjoy every moment! :)

mylenesereno said...

Hi Bianca! So now we're both 30! Yey!!! I hope you don't mind me sharing a part of your post in my blog. :)

Let's stay awesome at 30!

Maybelle Comedia said...

Wow. I am turning thirty this month, and I had a lot of things going on in my mind about that. But you pretty much relayed all the positive things I could think about reaching this age, and I couldn't think of a better role model than you! I am definitely sharing this on my blog. Thank you and love you to pieces! :D

SRF said...

Well said and well thought out, Bianca.... And may I add, like wine, which gets better with age, a woman's depth and wisdom only add to her allure and beauty. Age and experience give a woman confidence and certainty in who she is. Knowing who she is, life does not faze her as much anymore having learned that life comes with challenges, which can be dealth with, with enough faith, proactivity and focus. Age teaches a woman that challenges are life's "inevitables" God throws in her direction to make her stronger, and better prepared for what's ahead of her, when she learns to turn challenges around to her advantage.

Bottom line: a woman's beauty that comes from within (as a result of grace and character shines brighter than physical beauty) . (Hence, we all should be like the Europeans, who appreciate more mature women for their age, and wisdom.)

Cheers to getting older/wiser, gaining more inner strength/more self confidnce!! Celebrate life and look forward to a more meaningful life full of substance and fulfillment.

Trish said...

You have the same age as Marie Digby! :) ♥ And both of you don't look like 30 at all! What you have jotted down here makes me less worry on turning a year older ;)

Rick Oconer said...

Hi Bianca,

It's been a while since I last visited your blog. I was happy to see an entry though it's way beyond the time it was posted when I got the chance to read it. I hope you can blog regularly again. I miss reading your blog. I am super fan of a super girl wannabe. Continue sharing your good thoughts and your travel experiences. All the luck on your career.

Super fan,
Rick Oconer :)

SRF said...

Well said, Bianca. Your wise take about getting on in years, carry much weight/value to many of your followers particularly the youth, as a high profile media personality. You hit the nail on the head by turning your rejections/failures/life's challenges around and proactively learning from these. Not letting fame go to one's head is the best way to keep one's feet firmly on the ground. Reassuring to see value-centeredness and self reliance, among other virtues/qualities, become the core aim of visible personalities like yourself. (cc: KC Concepcion, another woman of substance like yourself) Press on with this mindset, Bianca.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca! I read something about you on fashionpulis.com it's about latest mag cover. I read the comments there then i checked ur photos in google images and then i checked your wikipedia page then i visited ur blog and read this article. Whew haba ng explanation. I admire the fact na totoong natural ung beauty mo and i think your even more beautiful on the inside and i love ur blog post turning 30... Im turning 30 tom too.. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca! I just turned 29 and after reading your blog, I guess I need to start making my own bucket list too...Thank you for inspiring us! C:

Kathleen | dasocialclimber said...

Now im excited when I turned 30. Keep it up Miss Bianca

Joan said...

I can totally relate to this post.. I'm turning 34 in two months and the only phrase I can really describe what it feels like to be in the early 30's is that I know myself better now. I know which battles to fight for and which ones to let go of... I'm more patient and a lot more kinder because as you said "I've been there and done that..." I do am still hard on myself when I make mistakes though but I'm guessing when I become 40, it wouldn't matter so much... :) I look forward to that!

senoritobernard said...

I am actually still in the point of knowing my self...that stage where I know how to handle things right and make mature decisions in life coz right now, I'm so coward doing things...

Ma.Diwata Dyosa Engkantada Milagrosa said...

wish i could say this when i turn 30

Caeyo said...

Bianca, I'm turning 28 in a few weeks and I got to admit I'm kind of dreading the day that I'll turn a year older. Reading this post makes me feel better about it. The older we get, the wiser we become. It's not so bad after all. :)