In earlier times, it was a ‘social norm’ for women to get married at an early age. Today however, with increasing women empowerment, emphasis on education and availability of resources, more and more women are now entering the work brigade and excelling in their respective careers. These are a few reasons why many of them are not in a hurry to get married soon. Some women now prefer to wait till their 30s to find Mr. Perfect to tie the knot. For all those women out there, here are some things you should do before you say ‘I Do’.
Go on a road trip with your pals
Haven’t you always dreamt to go on a road trip just with your buddies, without any restrictions and rules, just you and your girls? Well, doing that before getting married would be an amazing idea. Pack your bags, take out your sunglasses, fill up the fuel tanks and head out for an adventure of a lifetime. The sense of independence that you experience will be liberating. And, you have your best girls along to be your adventure accomplice!
Live alone (or with roommates)
Well, this maybe a frowned upon decision in many Indian sections and families, but living alone is another empowering thing for all you strong ladies out there. Living alone would give you a sense of freedom like never before. It would make you more responsible and mature. And, it would also teach you the importance of having your closed ones around.
Get a tattoo
This is especially for all the adventurous women out there. You might want to get a permanent tattoo depicting your personality but are still confused about it. Well, this is the best time to get it done as you are not married and do not have added approvals to seek. So, follow your heart and go for it!
Face your fear
There is something that almost everyone is afraid of, what is yours? It can be anything like skydiving, travelling alone or confrontation or public speaking. Dig deep the hard exterior to find that one thing you are afraid of, and strike that off the list. Wouldn’t it feel great to conquer your fear before you set out for the next amazing phase of your life?
Learn how to cook
You might feel this is an advice out of 1950s, but it is something that is quite empowering. Learning how to cook would ensure that you know how to fend for yourself. Apart from this, cooking is definitely a healthier and cheaper option than seeking takeout or processed food all the time.
Join a new hobby
A ‘how to’ class would be another amazing idea for you to try on. There would always be something that you have always thought of learning. It could be a style of dancing, a painting workshop, guitar class, a cooking class or a makeup course. Enroll yourself in a hobby class to learn whatever you wish. Who knows where life takes you after getting married and what skill might come in handy later on?
Get that dream job
You might or might not want to work after getting married. And, right now you might be just hanging on to a job to pay your bills or to keep yourself busy but it doesn’t make you feel great about yourself. So while you have the time, why not strive harder to get into your dream job? Do whatever it takes to get to that position, like doing a professional course, going to numerous interviews and networking on social media. And once you are in, you will cherish this moment forever.
Forgive and forget
Do you hold a grudge against someone? Is there anyone you feel you will never be able to forgive because of what they did to you? Let it go. Holding a grudge will always make you have negative feelings. You are about to turn 30. You are way past the age of immaturity. So, learn to forgive and forget the past.
Go through heartbreak
Well, most women do not get into a relationship as they are afraid of heartbreak. Ladies, heartbreaks are not a bad experience to go through, they make you stronger than ever. Heartbreak helps you to deal with relationship mistakes and rediscover yourself. So, do not be afraid of heartbreaks since they too teach you a lot.