I feel like I’ve been transitioning from young woman into womanhood for a very long time. Now as I approach 30, with the last few years behind me, I feel like growing pains are behind me. It’s just nice to feel happy.
—Scarlett Johansson on what it’s like to hit thirty. Note: Scarlett Johansson is not yet thirty, nor will she be turning thirty this year. She actually just turned twenty-eight a few weeks ago, but hey. Who’s counting?
Someone, however, who will be turning thirty soon? Yours truly. Yup! 2013 is the big year—on June 13th of the new year, I’ll be thirty years old. No one asks *me* how I feel about entering my third decade as a human being, so I’m going to take the liberty and do it myself: I’m f-cking stoked! Thirty years! That’s some serious cause for celebration, you know? I never really understood the stigma attached to aging, and especially aging and women, but despite the fact that I roll my eyes pretty much whenever Scarlett Johansson opens her mouth, I have to agree with her about age—it is nice to feel happy, and it’s nice to just not worry about silly, petty shit that I might have otherwise gotten hung up on when I was turning twenty, or twenty-two, or even twenty-four. No, to be honest, when Scarlett Johansson opened her mouth this go ’round, I actually smiled—because I totally know what she means.
Get it, girl.