About Me

MeWelcome to my blog! It’s mostly a bunch of bitching and complaining, but I try to be as funny as possible so it’s not nearly as annoying as it could be. Hope it works!

So let’s get the basics out of the way. My name is Elizabeth (and it always gets shortened to Liz by anyone I meet) andΒ I live in New York City.

I graduated with a BA in journalism in the fall of 2009. You can read all about my bitter thoughts on school and work and loans here. After fumbling around for a few years, I think I have FINALLY figured it out.

I went back to school in Fall 2014 and graduated in Fall 2015 with a Master’s in Library Science. I now work for a public library and absolutely love it.

I originally started this blog when I was an aimless 20-something hoping that things would fall into place when I hit the big 3-0. Well I finally hit the big 3-0 and I can let you know that things do not automatically fall into place. I don’t think adulting is ever going to be easy.

This blog is filled with a lot of the ridiculous stuff I find myself having to deal with now that I am an “adult”. I also tend to delve into more serious issues and can get a little political or cranky at times. (I figure, what’s the point of your own blog if you can’t rant a bit?) But I promise that even when I’m serious, I’ll try to keep it light.

And keep in mind that most of my posts should be taken tongue-in-cheek. I am sarcastic about 90% of the time.

Like the blog? Then let’s keep this connection going!

You can contact me at amithirtyyet.30@gmail.com
Instagram @dontblink225



  1. I don’t know if there’s something magic on the “land of the 30’s”, i’m hoping it is, but till then…you can find the magic in every single day. For instance, I found something magic, beautiful and amazing in your writings. I love the honesty and the bitter-sweet tone of your articles and i’ll return here to read more.
    Thank you for liking my latest post, i’m honored and your visit on my blog is very much appreciated.
    Best wishes,

  2. I got here from the ‘freshly pressed’ section, and I am glad they FPed you. I am having a lovely evening, and its all thanks to you. Read a few of your posts already, and can totally relate to it. Looking forward to read more πŸ™‚

    PS. I hope I would have figured it out too πŸ˜‰

    1. OMG! I never even thought of that. You just scared me but sadly you are probably right. I know a few people who are in their early thirties. I don’t really see much of a difference.

  3. Is it weird to admit how much it comforts me (in a heinously depressing way) to know that I’m far from the only 20-something dealing with all these things? πŸ™‚

  4. Haha, I like the way you think. Sailing in the same boat, I too am waiting for it to get better. I won’t mind if better life comes sooner. But it’s also scary to think that grass is always greener on the other side.

  5. Good luck with the 30s! They’ve turned out to be my best decade yet, but I do have to admit to not having it all figured out yet. Looking forward to following your blog and figuring it out together maybe…?

    1. Best decade yet? That’s reassuring to hear. My sister says the same thing about her 30s as well. I don’t think we ever have it all figured out. That would make life boring. But I could go with a life a little more settled in.

  6. I love reading your blog. Nearly every post makes me chuckle because I totally understand where you’re coming from. I’m pretty sure I have wanted to be 30 since I was about 17 πŸ˜€

    Also wanted you to know I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. You can link to my blog to read about it here: http://wp.me/p4LWS6-39

    Thanks for writing!

  7. I am thirty *gasp* but I love it. I have had an accelerated life. Semi retired already and just celebrated by 12th wedding anniversary.my 9yr old son and 4 yr old daughter keep me on my toes. Your journey is what u make it. I will love reading about ur journey.

      1. Quick update: 31. 31 is the weird year. Brace yourself. Stock up on healthy snacks because you will want Ben and Jerry’s EVERY DAY.

  8. Love love love your blog! Where was I until now!?
    I was laughing the entire time while scrolling through all your posts! You’re gifted woman πŸ˜€
    *blows kisses*

  9. Hey Liz! By the by, I am a former librarian and miss the profession so I’m totally going to live vicariously through your work story.


      1. Love working with young adult fiction and that age group cause they’re super responsive and creative! I worked mainly at the front desk but I was cross trained in children’s and reference as well.

  10. I feel like really want to know you more and be your friend! haha

    definitely following you πŸ™‚

  11. Just noticed that you had stopped by my blog and wanted to say thanks. Upon reading your own ‘About” page I was excited to see that you are back in school and pursuing Library/Information Science. My daughter-in-law is just two months away from her first semester in this MA program after a few years working, and doing some travel, and marrying my son! Best to you as you go after your goals.

  12. Elizabeth, if you figure “it” out when you hit 30, please tell the world, then send me a personal message because I just turned 45 and I still haven’t figured it out. I realize that each time I had a kid, I lost brain cells, but 2 of them have graduated high school and I only have one more in junior high. Maybe my brain cells are coming back – it feels like it any way. Great site you have here. Real and funny stuff.

  13. Hi there, I’ve been following your blog for a while now but thought I’d drop you a quick comment to let you know about it. I absolutely LOVE all of your posts and your candid, conversational voice…everything that you write is just so relatable! So keep up the awesome work, can’t wait for your next post πŸ™‚

  14. I’ve been thinking about this adult thing lately, too. At more than twice thirty, I’ve decided we never really become adults. And that’s a good thing–though we do need to act like adults about the important stuff. Anyway, been checking out your blog and really like it. Thanks for stopping by mine so I could find you.

  15. thank you for stopping by my blog! now i just discovered that there’s just a wonderful blog out there that shares some of the stuffs that i can resonate with and inspire me on this journey as an “aimless 20” πŸ™‚

  16. I swear you are the female version of me when you described your 20’s.

    You are doing exactly what I did: You never stop trying. You’re constantly figuring stuff out and you’re searching for the things you love. Holy Fu### that was me.

    I see you’re from NY City. I love that beautiful town and I enjoy speaking to anyone who lives there. Happy to read you found a job you enjoy.

    Life is short. Be happy and never stop searching.

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