Olivia Wilde: I’m ‘so saddened and grossed out by young women’ with plastic surgery

Olivia Wilde

Here are some photos of Olivia Wilde sporting her very own pair of Katie Holmes-styled fug booties in NYC last Friday. Her outfit is both flattering and cute, but she needs to lose those booties of obscurity. Olivia’s career trajectory is an odd one — she was one of those “it girls” a few years ago and showed up in all sorts of box-office disasters (and quite recently as well with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone), which obviously were not her fault because she was playing “the girl” in most of them. She’s playing Chris Hemsworth’s wife in Rush soon enough, so maybe that movie will fare better for her.

Olivia also has a starring role in the most oversharing relationship of the year, that of herself and Jason Sudeikis. You know, they talk about their incredible sex life of athletic proportions and then try to take it all back like two douchebags. Interestingly enough though, Olivia (age 29) has a new column in Glamour about what one should do (and not do) when turning 30 years old. Glamour calls her “a hell of a writer,” and I have to admit that they could be correct. Olivia calls 30 the “Cut the Bullsh-t and Go Be Awesome” age, and here are her tips for those who don’t know how to deal:

Olivia Wilde

DON’T freak out about all the brilliant people who accomplished more than you by 30: “Yes, Einstein had discovered the theory of relativity by your age, and Emily Bronte had written Wuthering f—ing Heights, but honestly, what you achieve is far less important than what kind of human being you are. What do you want people to say at your funeral: ‘Olivia may have cured HIV, but she ran over my cat and drove away laughing’? No, thanks! I’d rather be a good person who makes people happy than a d-ck who wins a Nobel by 32.”

DO enjoy your sexual prime: “According to horny Professor Alfred Kinsey’s 1953 page-turner Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, women really start heating up in their thirties, so let’s just say it’s finally your turn to act like an 18-year-old boy-except you’ll be 1,000 times better at…everything.”

DON’T cut your face: “I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace? Did you melt hot wax on your face, or is that your skin? A better approach: Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard.”

DO travel: “This is possibly the last time until retirement that you won’t be considered a bad person for booking a last-minute ticket to Morocco with friends just because you damn well feel like it. You’re old enough to know where not to go (Cancun) but young enough to feel guilt-free being entirely unreachable.”

DON’T propose to the next guy you meet just because you worry he’ll be your last chance at lifelong companionship: “Sure, you’ve attended more bridal showers than yoga classes in the past year, but that doesn’t mean you’re destined to be a craggy spinster, searching for roommates on Craigslist at 50. The danger with ‘husband hunting’ is you start to see every date as a job interview; it clouds your ability to get to know someone.”

DON’T feel pressured to pop out kids: “I love kids with a passion I usually reserve for hot cheese, miniature chairs, and Prince concerts, but I feel no stress to reproduce simply because of a fear of withering eggs. Wait for the right partner, and make sure you’re where you want to be in life before picking neighborhoods based on school districts. This is not to suggest you should live irresponsibly for the next 10 years, then expect to get knocked up when your chosen dude finally sneezes inside you. But you’ll never find the right baby-maker or enjoy baby-making if you’re doing it out of anxiety. Relax, be good to your body, and when the time is right, get busy.”

DO learn a new skill: “You’ve already lived longer than most women in the thirteenth century, so why not look at your thirtieth as a rebirth? I started stand-up paddleboarding at 29 and consider it my baby step toward becoming a badass 30-something semipro surf goddess (as long as the sharks go vegan).”

DON’T be bogged down by your past: “Consider your baggage (bad boyfriends, job setbacks, body issues) lost by the airline of life, leaving you empty-handed at your new destination with only one choice: Go shopping.”

[From Glamour]

Sigh. I have to admit that Olivia’s a pretty good writer in this instance. Although she undoubtedly had some major help in the editing department, the ideas are probably all hers. Turning 30 was kind of tough for me in terms of assessing accomplishments, and I’ll have to deal with 40 in a few years. Just thinking about how Emily Bronte published Wuthering Heights at age 29 has always made me feel like an abject failure, so I’m identifying with Olivia’s thoughts here. But you know, success really is relative, and I don’t think Olivia aspires to be a successful novelist like most writers do. She’s got the acting thing.

By the way, did you catch how Olivia insinuates that she was “bogged down” by being married to Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli? Then she scores herself some points for strategically name-dropping Prince (the artist). It’s difficult not to like someone who likes Prince. Clever girl.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

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  1. Val says:

    I had no idea she was only 29, I thought she was 35-ish.

  2. brin says:

    I’m so saddened by her fug booties.

  3. blue marie says:

    I’ve said it before but I had a harder time with 29 than 30. by 30 I was just meh, I can no longer be young and stupid-I’ll just be stupid..

    It pains me to agree but she did pretty good with this article. Now my advice for her.. shut up about you and Jason before I threaten to punch you in your potato face.

    • Anna says:

      I was fine with 29, 30, 31…and a few months from 32 suddenly it’s all hitting me and making me crazy-anxious even tho I am probably in the best place life- and career-wise than I had been in 7-8 years.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Me too Marie-29 was a really bad year for me.

      I get anxiety with every approaching birthday…35 scares the living daylight out of me.

      • Meg says:

        Oh god it’s the big 35 for me on Thursday and it’s eating me alive.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Good morning!
        I hard a REALLY REALLY hard time with 35 for some reason! And I always seem to round up in my mind….Right now I am 48, but I always think of myself as almost 50. Which I am, but you’d think I would want to think I’m just over 47 instead…I just always feel OLD now. It’s so weird getting old. I had to buy a dress for a wedding this summer, and I refused to buy an old lady dress. I hate to dress up anyway. Jeans and t shirts work for me. At least I lost 25 pounds I put on in those earlier 40′s! Beware ~ It happens!

      • V4Real says:

        I feel all you ladies pain I felt the same way. Fortunately now I’m at a point in my life where I’m ok with getting older. I think I look better now than I did when I was in my 20′s. I guess once you get passed the initial shock of turning 30 you realize you still have a lot more life to live and you learn to accept the path that you followed. You start to not envy the accompishments of others. I think we all at some point can say that we have obtained some goals we set for ourselves and we still can continue to reach for more if we choose to.

        Anyways have a great weekend everyone, I’m off to Boston.

        @Meg Happy Early Birthday.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Agree! I actually thought I looked my best in my 30′s by far. And I am okay with getting old now for the most part too…You do relax a bit….Unless you stress too much about your looks I guess.
        You have a great weekend too V4Real! ♥
        Hey, I’m only an hour away from Boston!

      • Birdix says:

        so here’s the thing to remember–those numbers sound a lot older and more serious than they actually -feel- when you get there. For me, the idea that someday I’d actually be 30 hit me when I was 23 or so–somehow it hadn’t ever seemed possible. But once you’re 30 (or 40 or whatever), you realize it’s not all grey hair and walkers, you’re pretty much the same person. It’s pretty cool if you can figure that out early (I didn’t) because then you can just enjoy your birthday.

      • Jess says:

        Oh man. I’m about to turn 29. I’ve been bracing myself. Age is just a number, right?

      • Nerd Alert says:

        I’m turning 29 soon, like 4 months. Is it unnatural this doesn’t bother me in the slightest? Really, I’m looking forward to it. My dear friend turns 30 in a few weeks and she’s losing her shit over it, and even though my man turned 33 last week, it was like his 30′s just hit him. He doesn’t complain, but he mentions it quite a bit.

        I wonder why I dgaf? I gave myself a goal by thirty (have first publishing deal). It’s my lifelong dream, but I have to finish the manuscript first. It’s halfway done and I’m obsessed with it, so that’s my theory on why I’m looking forward to 30 most days. That’s when I’ll finally get out of this dreadful “research” job and get to do something I like. I hope!

    • A says:

      I’ll be 25 in a month.
      I’m scared and I don’t even know why. It’s just a number but it’s the pressure from society thing…..
      I wish older women would shut up about it and accept it and not make it into some horrible thing. Your words influence younger women and especially teenagers who then feel like crap.
      We all have responsibilities here but mostly I just feel pissed because I let it influence me.

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Getting old sucks, but there are some good things about it. I so WISH I could have not worried about all the stuff I used to worry about at 25. You do worry much less about small stuff.

      • Jayna says:

        LOL Turning 25 and being scared you can’t put on this site. Maybe hitting 30 or 35 or 40 or 50 because we comment on it, but I would dare say most of us on here would say 25 is still very young. I think hitting 25 is more about becoming more of an adult and adult responsibilities. Plus, it has to do with are you single and competing with 20-year-olds at the clubs you go to, wanting marriage and babies and not even close, still no focus on career and not where you thought you would be at 25. It’s never just the age number, but how it relates to where you are sometimes that affects you. To me, 25 is a great age. It was for me in some ways, but I wish I was more self-confident and embraced me as I was.

        There’s so many variables to why one milestone freaks someone out or bothers them a little. A family member is hitting 20, and she told me it is affecting her because she is leaving her teens and she still feels like a kid. I told her, “You’re a college student, so allowed to still feel like a kid, not an adult.” And she laughed and said, “That’s true, but 20 still sounds like an adult. And I don’t feel like one.”

      • Lauren says:

        You’re complaining about turning a young age and blaming “older women” for it? I find the idea that these awful “older” post-30 women are making “especially teenagers” feel like crap ridiculous. Maybe you should take your own advice and “accept it and not make it into something horrible thing.” This is quite the self-indulgent bullshit.

        Also, I ‘ll give you a hint. It’s not just women who prefer that women be younger. It’s men too (or perhaps primarily). Read the threads by celebrities feeling invisible as they approach middle age.

      • jaye says:

        The attitude you take into your ever advancing years is solely on you. Everyone gets older, you can freak out about it or not…that really is up to you. I’m not trying to be harsh, but it’s not the responsibility of older women to make you feel comfortable with aging. That’s your own baggage to carry.

    • Denise says:

      I’m turning 42 in a couple weeks. When I start to freak out I remind myself about my friend’s niece who died from leukemia just after her 3rd birthday, and the two mums at my daughter’s school who died from breast cancer in their late 30s, leaving a total of 5 small children behind with no mums. This way I don’t feel it’s a curse to be making my way into my 40s and fear what’s around the corner waiting for me, I see it as a godd*mn blessing that I can say I’ve made it this far. And counting.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        Your words brought me to tears – it is sobering think of people who don’t even get to age – which is why these celebs should focus on grateful that they get to go through the aging process

        @ A aging is amazing and awesome because you gain confidence and attitude and see the world more intensely. Aging should be called Awakening – that is a more accurate description of getting older. It is fun to be older because you don’t spend so much time thinking about what others think – so you’re more creative, say what you think, AND you’ve had practice baking so can whip up cakes and cookies in a snap. Old ladies baking is best for this reason.

    • TrueFeminist says:

      I recently told my 20-something sister the same thing – 29 was torture for me, but 30 was actually OK.

      Olivia has never really been on my radar. I know her from House(?) or something, but that’s about it. As a freelance writer myself, I have to give it to her – the girl can write. That excerpt makes me want to read her column. I just hope it doesn’t have all the oversharing.

      And Prince is my favorite musician of all time! Clever, indeed.

    • Lauraq says:

      I turn 26 next month. For some reason 24 was really hard for me. The idea of leaving my early twenties and entering my mid twenties scared me. And next year I get to leave my mid twenties and enter my late twenties…that should be fun.

  4. Lucybelle says:

    “then expect to get knocked up when your chosen dude finally sneezes inside you.”

    Um…wow. This sounds so tacky and tasteless. I’ve never seen anything she’s in but judging from this article I don’t like her.

  5. Anna says:

    Really love this column. Witty, to the point, and not patronizing in the least.

  6. Jenna says:

    I do like what she’s saying, just not the manner in which she goes about explaining some of it. Her choice of words for some explanations seem kind of…I don’t know, juvenile? I can’t seem to find the right word.

  7. Katie says:

    I agree with her, but we’re about the same age. And I admit that I feel that way because I’m so young. If she’s still famous in 15 years, she’ll be cutting her face to keep playing the sexpot in movies because that’s all she’s capable of.

    I get that actors are incredibly narcissistic, but why is it always the ones with limited (or no) talent that think they’re talented enough to be hired when lines start to appear on their faces?

    It’s also incredibly ironic that she’s telling women to not get married just because they’re 30. You’re planning marriage no. 2 because you’re obviously afraid of being single. How about in a year or two when your career slows down so you get pregnant to boost your career or become the next mommy lifestyle guru when popping out a kid doesn’t increase the movie offers?

  8. Talie says:

    Yeah, she works a lot, but it never really seemed to pay off. That role that Rosamund Pike just got in Gone Girl is one you know she would’ve wanted badly.

  9. Amy says:

    The bar is set too low if this is to be considered good writing.

  10. Bodhi says:

    I would LOVE to up & go to Moracco with my girlfriends, but we all have kids we can’t just leave behind so….

    I love the rest of this, though. ESPECIALLY the plastic surgery bit

  11. Ari says:

    I dont get all the Wilde hate lol…she speaks her mind and lives it and I dont really care about her sex life with her ex and stuff but its amusing!

  12. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I wonder how much time it took her to write something she would consider as witty.
    Such a try hard.

  13. Miss M says:

    “I’d rather be a good person who makes people happy than a d-ck who wins a Nobel by 32.”
    ^ You didn’t start this lesson well by talking about your ex…

    “I am so saddened and grossed out by young women ”
    ^ Me too, when they talk about the sex life and throw their exes under the bus…

  14. mercy says:

    It’s a shame they didn’t hire a real writer. She’s thinks she’s a lot funnier and smarter than she is.

    I do agree that it’s more important to be a good person, but she strikes me as insensitive and judgmental.

  15. Tiffany :) says:

    I thought it was pretty funny. Well done!

  16. Nerd Alert says:

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Olivia may be a crap actress, and she is, but she’s actually a funny person. Her twitter is a f_cking riot (when she’s not doing promo, which is more than half, sadly), I’d bet someone at VF follows it and pushed for her to get hired. Plus, I took their sex jokes as such the first time, so I wasn’t grossed out or anything by it, I didn’t think it was serious. Mostly because of her twitter feed.

    Anyhow, I would wear the hell out of that shirtdress. I want that.

  17. Jackson says:

    I always confuse this Olivia with the other Olivia, Olivia Munn. I liked this one in that Burt Wonderstone movie although the movie itself was a couple notches lower than meh. Not horrible, just predictable and boring and slow. I thought the other Olivia was the one everyone seemed to dislike??

  18. QQ says:

    She reads REALLY old in the face, Idk why but she does, like im 33 and im stunned that she could be YOUNGER than me in any way

  19. wonderwoman21 says:

    Easy to say when she looks as pretty as she does, but some young women get subtle surgery and look better for it. My SIL got a subtle nose job in her early 20′s and is happy with it. It’s not the type of nose job where you look at her and know it. Part of bad plastic surgery is having unrealistic expectations and/or trying to look like someone else.

    • booboocita says:

      Agreed. What’s more, plastic surgery for young women isn’t necessarily a bad thing if it corrects something that makes the recipient feel bad about herself. A dear friend of mine in high school was quite attractive, but had a large nose with a decided bump and protruding ears. She got a nose job and had her ears pinned back when she was in her senior year, and her confidence and poise just SOARED. The difference was subtle, but noticeable, and the compliments she got also helped her.

  20. Happy21 says:

    Not a fan but I like what she had to say here.

    I’m 35 now and had a hard time with 30 but it didn’t take long for me to realize the 30′s were going to be awesome. Since turning 30 I’ve felt better about myself, been more comfortable in my skin and have become more confident. It all just subconsciously happened. I am not, however, looking forward to my 40′s :)

  21. Runs with Scissors says:

    “Sigh. I have to admit that Olivia’s a
    pretty good writer in this instance.”

    Please aim higher.

    This is the same generic, try-hard crap inside every magazine. It reeks of being edited a million times to sound “hip and witty.” You could have written it in your sleep.

    I don’t know anything about her, but she could be worse I guess. God, our standards suck :)

    • metallicwow says:

      Yeah – and women’s magazines like Glamour are notorious for heavy-handed editing. They’ll take copy from someone who’s been published in the New York Times and put it through 10 rounds of edits, so I HIGHLY doubt this is her original work as submitted.

  22. Steph says:

    I loved what she wrote but then again I’m 29 and 30 is around the corner. I’ve been a bit anxious about it.

  23. break says:

    Didn’t she get breast augmentation a few years ago? Glass houses…

  24. Ginger says:

    Eh I think her sense of humor is cute and cheeky but I agree with the poster who said she should revisit “turning 30″ advice in a few years. I’m 44 and agree with some of what’s she’s saying. However I must point out that we are all on a different journey. I had a blast turning 30…no big deal! But my 30′s sucked even when I was finally reaching important life goals. I just wasn’t happy. It all fell apart and was reborn when I turned 40. Now I’m happier than I’ve ever been. So I would be happy to tell her that age is just a number.

  25. junegorilla says:

    It’s easy to lampoon folks having surgery when you were born with a face like that. Not very empathetic of her.

  26. Crumpets & Crotchshots says:

    I hate the Ombre hair and the boots, but I like her thoughts.

    Thirty was difficult for me because I felt like I should be truly “grown up” by then– which back then I thought meant marriage or at least a viable relationship, the beginning of career success, money.

    On the other hand, I spent my thirtieth birthday exploring ruins in Turkish Kurdistan with a bunch of Kurdish rug dealers, and my students surprised me with cookies when I returned. It was one of my best birthdays ever.

    Forty was simpler because… I dunno, you know yourself so much more by the time you reach that landmark and everything felt like a breeze. My fortieth birthday was all day at the MFA, followed by tapas, evil chocolate cake, complete with sparklers (though no dwarves or strippers). Everyone thinks that things go downhill as you grow older, but I am happier, stronger, healthier, in better shape, etc. than I ever was when I was younger.

  27. Dawn says:

    I like what she had to say and lots of it is true. Nothing wrong with her!

  28. j.eyre says:

    Oh, we are talking about that Bronte today, are we?

  29. LaurieH says:

    29 was the only year I felt anxious about and I still have a seering memory of it. I had just bought a house and was driving up to the local shop for some Pepsi and it hit me that this is my last “2″ year. It was profound. My 30th was nothing. Hck, even my 40th was nothing (in fact, I spent it in a hurricane without power or water). This day next month will be my 49th birthday and I am already anxious about it. It will be my last “4″. And then it’s 50 and all downhill from there.

  30. Anon73 says:

    well, it’s *easy* to hate on people who get cosmetic surgery when you are blessed with naturally great features. but for the rest of us who need a little “help” with nature gave us – be it a nose job or getting your hair colored – just trying to make the best of what we have ! :-)

  31. littlestar says:

    I am not a fan of Olivia Wilde, but what she said really resonates with me! I turned 29 a few weeks ago, and I feel exactly as she does. Happiness means more to me now than a career does. And finding a new skill at 30? Love that! It gives you a new drive and passion. I’ve started running half marathons and have amped up my cooking (trying new things I would never have dared try just a few years ago). And I really like the part about not rushing to have kids. Many of my women friends in their 20s are rushing to have kids – before they have a stable relationship, job, home, life, etc.

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Olivia really comes off well in this piece. Forgetting everything she’s said in the past, from this she sounds like the type of woman I would want to be friends with.

  32. Eleonor says:

    Turning 30 wasn’t a big deal to me.
    I’ve had a life I couldn’t imagine, and I was satisfied. I didn’t give a crap about goals and positions other people had. In 3 words: I was happy.
    Probably I would totally freakout at 40.

  33. Lemony says:

    She did pretty well with this article, I agree. I also thought she was about 35, especially if she’s writing this article….why is someone who is 29 giving advice about turning 30? Shouldn’t someone who’s already crossed that milestone be in the position to talk about it? Like someone 35-40?
    Like the poster above who said they were more nervous about turning 29 than 30, I experienced the same thing. I was feeling a lot of pressure to have kids & I just wasn’t ready, or financially ready. I’m so glad we’ve waited.
    I’ve been working with the elderly in homecare, assisted living & hospice for the last 5 years & that has DEFINITELY changed my perspective on aging….appreciate your youth, and most of all, your health while you have it is what every single one of my patients has told me.
    I turned 33 two weeks ago & it didn’t even register :)
    I’m really liking life in my 30s, and I like the person I’ve become & I like how my marriage has grown, too.
    Oh, and the sex stuff she mentioned? True indeed. ;)

  34. Bijlee says:

    Not gonna lie…I would rather have a Nobel prize in physics by the time I’m 32 and then you know make up for being an asshole…priorities.

  35. Eleonor says:

    Sorry I can’t find this article that witty, the best compliment is she makes some sense, but it’s not that interesting, at least to me.

  36. RHONYC says:

    i’m saddened and gross out by the number of homeless people without food on the NYC streets on my way to work.


    tomato / tomahtoe :-(

  37. icy-out says:

    I was very excited by 30th birthday. Maybe it’s because I was never pretty, and suddenly it didn’t mean quite so much. Also, I really believe that’s when women come into their confidence, and it makes them all so gorgeous no matter whether they fit into criteria of beautiful or not. Think about Michelle Pfeiffer in her mid twenties–pretty, but kind of blank, like generic pretty girl. Michelle in her mid thirties–her personality really started to shine through and I found it stunning.

    My thirties were mostly awesome, with some life hard stuff. A lot of that weird awkward crap just kind of starts to fade away. My forties have been pretty great so far, too.

    Here’s something else to remember–Jose Saramago wrote his first novel at 70! And he’s a nobel prize winner. It’s never too late to try new things.

  38. GMarchetti says:

    Yeah, Olivia, but not everyone born like you do, or has a makeup and hair stylist 24/7 at their service.

  39. I Choose Me says:

    Really like what she had to say. No mealy-mouthed, self-help speak. Just frank and to the point.

    I’ll be 40 in three years and I’m happy to finally be at the point where I don’t dgaf.

  40. Norman says:

    She does have a point though. Despite her natural looks young women are under pressure from mostly women’s magazines and the supermodels and popular actresses that look like genetic freaks. One would be surprised by how many popular actresses and even models look normal without makeup and photoshop.

  41. Meggin says:

    I love everything she said; it’s all so true and she’s a great writer.

  42. homegrrl says:

    this woman is a genetic anomaly, and also why I tend to abhor naturally beautiful wealthy people. F*ckin compassionless a*holz. Typically, that is. I’m more surprised when a barbie type is shaped by grit verve and moxie. I’m not atall saddened to hear she’s a tool.

  43. Milen Raus says:

    Her writing is far better then Miss Harvard Natalie Portman’s . I don’t like how she trashes her ex-husband all the time, but atleast the men she dates aren’t total losers like Natalie’s are. Atleast Jason Sudekis is famous by his own right and not thru Olivia like how Benjamen Centipide or whatever that loser’s names is. Who got all those job oppertunties and perfume deals thru Natalie. He is not even good looking, how in the world did that guy get a fashion contract that a celeb would get? How much longer before Natalie starts calling up directors to give him jobs? LOL.

  44. Alex says:

    All these comments are so interesting…I’m turning 26 in a couple of months and I kid you not, I had a mini melt down just the other day about it! haha

    Tears and everything lol oh well it happens I suppose…

  45. khaveman says:

    Perfectly stunningly beautiful women who say don’t get plastic surgery annoy the hell out of me. That said, I like her and her attitude a lot. She is very REAL.

  46. margo says:

    Good writer is a bit of a stretch. Perfectly adequate for Glamour might be a better description, but is no one else bothered by her drive-by-insult to older women? The description of “Craggy spinster, searching for roommates on Craigslist at 50″ would have drawn so much criticism if it came from a male…

    It is o.k. to take your time to get a man when you are in your thirties, but god beware that you might wind up without one. That would apparently be unacceptable.

    • Vesta says:

      + 1000

      I agree with everything you said. I found her “funny quip” insulting.

      Wasn’t her family full of journalists? Because of that I kind of expect her to be much more media-savvy all around, but she seems sometimes (too often) oddly clueless.

  47. Oops says:

    I don’t understand why people freaks about their age, I’m 33 (in a few weeks but I said 33 when someone asked for my age) and I never have a problem with, i don’t understand perhaps it’s because I don’t feel the need to compare me to the others and that I don’t envy their life

  48. Oompa says:

    I’m turning 29 in a month and the only age I’m really looking for is 50. I really want to reach some sort of Tilda Swinton level awesomeness by the time I hit 50. So I got 20 years to reach that level, which makes me really happy.

  49. Kristine says:

    I turned 30 this year and I’ve got to say.. I did freak out. I was really concerned about having babies and where my life was headed etc. It’s nice to see her giving this type of advice.

    I thought she was older than 29.

  50. phlyfiremama says:

    This is the difference between women in their teens, twenties and ealry thirties and women older than that: the energetic focus earlier in life is all about competition. “What can I get for me” They want the best job, a mate, the smartest kids, etc etc. WOmen in their mid-thirties and up (with exceptions at all ages) shift their energy from competitive to COOPERATIVE~and it becomes about “what can WE get for US”. That is when women become most fulfilled, moving into that cooperative energy phase. Just my 2 Cents.
    On a purely superficial level, I thought Olivia did great in the Incredible Burt Wonderstone~it was a VERY funny movie (don’t expect Oscar performances, just fun). First time she has pinged on my radar.

  51. embra says:

    29 was so hard for me but I got several medical diagnosis that probably amplified it. No other age affected me- I am liking a little worse for the wear but when i go to the store no one assumes I’m grandma to my toddler son and infant granddaughter. I have worked in geriatrics since i was 23, you learn the hokey truth, it really is about family and love, all that other crap is just the small stuff. That being said-i do pay an inordinate amount of attention to the lifestyle lift commercials!