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When I was approaching 30, I had several mixed emotions. While many start to freak out somewhere around 27 that the big three-oh is coming, my 30th birthday sort of crept up on me without making much noise. By the time I realized I was getting ready to turn 30, it was too late for an “OMG! I’m 30!” freak-out, so I resigned myself to just enjoy the moment. And I did.

What I quickly learned is that turning 30 brought on this overwhelming need to reflect on my life and what I really wanted. What happened is that I began feeling more powerful, focused, and yeah, I began feeling myself just a bit more. And apparently, I’m not alone.

According to a new study women’s self-esteem increases the older they get.

The Daily Mail reports:

A study found it takes years of experimenting before women find a look they’re happy and confident with. Most feel they’re in their prime at 35. 

One in three grew more comfortable with their appearance the older they got, while three out of four thought their style had improved over the years. 

Researchers found one in 20 went so far as to claim they didn’t feel they hit their prime until they were 56.

While it makes sense that women begin to feel more comfortable with themselves as they get older, many women continue to struggle with self-doubt and self-esteem throughout their lives.

What do you think? Have you noticed a boost in your self-esteem the older you’ve gotten? Speak on it!

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  • I just turned 27 a few weeks ago and I woke up on my birthday thinking, gee can I just be 30 today? I think my self-esteem has risen as the years rolled but I do sometimes feel a certain way about myself mainly because other people treat me like a child and I’m over that. With every step I take to settle into my womanhood someone literally tells me I’m not and that is perhaps the biggest blow to my meness but I decided on my birthday I’m going to change that. So perhaps when I AM 30 I can be on a everlasting self-esteem high.

  • OSHH

    It just keeps getting better, like a fine wine with time

  • iQgraphics

    Queens and Long Island helped my self esteem tremendously. They say nothing grows in isolation, but for me, I grew. Not being influenced by the “friends” on the block/ the peers and the pressures that came along with second guessing myself.

    I don’t know if age had anything to do with it. But I will give this study credit in that (i guess) at a certain age, you feel okay with striking out on your own, and building relationships outside of your given surroundings.

  • I think yes, wow very well said.
    For me, I get more of self esteem, day by day.
    I am just 23 but as I get older, I feel more contented with what I have.

    Sonia
    My blog : pièce-montée mariage