T-pisode 351: A Man’s Life – Thirties

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Just like chess, this is when a man makes all his moves when he hits his 30s.


As a man if you played your cards right you should be set up all around in your life as you enter your thirties. I’m not saying everything in your life should be perfect in your thirties. I’m saying you should now be perfecting everything in your life in your thirties. Fine tuning your career, your body, your mind, your heart, your finances and your relationships. The thirties are all about tweaking and cleaning and reaffirming everything that makes you…you. Welcome to your thirties. My most successful, accomplished and proudest decade personally.

Unlike the other T-pisodes I have written in this series I want this one to be less general and more focused on me. Hey, it’s still T-blawg! I’m coming to the end of my 30s but I have written about my entire life on here while I was in my 30s. That’s right. I moved into downtown Boston on a mission almost 10 years ago. To spend my 30s working on everything I listed above while enjoying the hell out of life. And in the last decade I did that and then some. I didn’t plan on starting T-blawg or travel the world or fall in and out of love. That just came along with life. My 30s…a man’s 30s should be exactly that. Do everything you can to make yourself a better man so you can live the rest of your life as the man you were always meant to be. Do not waste any opportunities. Any chances. Any time on anything that doesn’t help you become that man. I know a lot of accomplished, healthy, happy, successful men in their 30s. Some still single. Some in serious relationships. Some married. Some family men. Each of them have defined their own version of the type of men they wanted to become as they move into that next decade at the halfway point of life. I’m proud of those guys even if I don’t see them as much as I’d like. And I’m proud of the man I have become. If you want to measure your 30s then do this…ask yourself one simple question… Am I proud of the man I have become? If the answer is yes, then welcome to the end of your successful 30s. If the answer is no, don’t worry, you just have some work to do and it’s not too late!

My 30s lived up to the expectations I put on them because that’s the type of man I have become. I have high expectations of myself and low expectations of others. I can’t live with disappointing myself but I can live with others disappointing me. I only hold a select few in high regard while holding myself in the highest regard. I’m ready to enter that next decade in a man’s life now. The unexpected 40s. And next week I’m going to write about the unexpected beyond and that kind of scares the fucking shit out of me even if it shouldn’t.


Until next time. Always take it there.