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Don't Worry About Acting Your Age

Don't Worry About Acting Your Age
When a woman turns 30, she feels like she should have some accomplishments. Pamela Redmond Satran has a few suggestions to make a woman feel like she’s really an adult:

  • Get a nice piece of furniture that wasn’t owned by someone else first. It should be something you’ve selected that shows your own tastes, not a hand-me-down from Aunt Shirley.
  • Have a youth that you’re content to leave behind.
  • You should have a real resume that isn’t padded.
  • Know how to fall in love without losing yourself. Women are focused on relationships with any accomplishment. It’s easy to get swamped by the experience and forget what you need.
  • You need to know how to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the relationship. These are all unpleasant but necessary. Being authentic and truthful will help you through.
  • You should know how to live alone even if you don’t like it. Learn how to live happily enough by yourself. Gain those skills when you’re young. Being alone is not the same as being lonely.
  • Learn who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally. It’s never about you. It’s about how someone else is viewing you.
Age is just a number. Do your own thing.

Listen in as Satran shares her tales and life advice for living like an adult without compromising yourself.


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Featured Speaker:
Pamela Redmond Satran, Author
Pamela Redmond SatranPamela Redmond Satran is a New York Times bestselling author of both humor books and novels, including Younger, now a television show created by Darren Star.

She is also the coauthor of a groundbreaking series on baby names and the co-creator of Nameberry. A columnist for Glamour, she lives in Los Angeles.