Getting older comes with a special set of concerns, rewards, and changes for women.
Getting older comes with a special set of concerns, rewards, and changes for women. This week, Olivia Wilde wrote an essay on how she's coping with — and welcoming — her upcoming 30th birthday, inspiring us to take a look back at what other notable women have had to say about their own experiences with aging. Read on for some of the most memorable quotes stars including Meryl Streep, Beyoncé Knowles, and Halle Berry have shared about their own major milestone birthdays.
On Turning 30:
“This is such a pivotal moment in my life! I’m transitioning as a woman, and I’m finally able to express myself as I am.” — Beyoncé Knowles
"You're 30: You know stuff now. Your 20s were for 'ducking up,' as my auto-correct would say, and learning from those mistakes. (For instance, never again will I convince myself that sleep is for sissies and go straight from a party to the airport. You will not 'sleep on the plane'; you'll vomit in the security line. Go to bed.)" — Olivia Wilde
"I don’t feel as shy or nervous or self-conscious. I have more confidence that I can handle what life brings me. I don’t feel scared to have an idea and express it. I feel giddy about it because it’s a complete transformation. It’s like I’ve found my voice.” — Michelle Williams
“Turning 30 was really big for me. I can get really stuck on ‘I don’t like this or that about myself.’ I’ve found that the only thing that breaks that for me is being able to spend time alone, going to the movies by myself or going to art museums alone. I do that a lot. I’ve discovered the importance of even 15 or 30 minutes a day where it is just me.” — Reese Witherspoon
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