Age-30 Transition and the Developing 30s

February 11, 2020

Age-30 Transition and the Developing 30s

 Do you feel confused, sluggish, and dissatisfied? Does the desire to try new things take precedence over safety needs? Are you between18 to 34?

If so, you may be experiencing the Age-30 Transition. My research described in award winning Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life redefines life career advancement, and shows how to navigate lifelong career decision making

During the Age-30 Transition, many realize they have ignored important needs and interests. Now, new choices must be made and commitments altered or deepened.

At a recent book signing, Rick, 28, a computer engineer shared his story. He chose the computer field because the “money was good.” Now he “wants to do and be something more!” He feels that his life no longer has meaning.

Rick is also discovering a change in how he looks at time. He is aware that life is finite. Death is still just an abstract concept. New experiences are waiting! Rick decided to enter police training/

Women face an even more turbulent time than men during this transition. The “biological clock” increases pressures they face about when and if they want a family. Beverly, a music teacher in her 20s, decided to take time off at 31 to have a child and teach piano at home for the next few years.

During reappraisal at this time, many young adults shift values, priorities, and goals. They become more self-aware, and place higher value on quality of life. Job satisfaction becomes more important than climbing the ladder or higher wages.

Are you experiencing this Age-30 Transition or the Age-30 Developmental Period?

If so, refer to Questers Dare to Change for suggestions on moving forward.

Carole Kanchier, PhD;

Author Bio: Carole Kanchier, PhD, is an internationally recognized newspaper/digital columnist, registered psychologist, coach and author of Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life.  Kanchier has taught at University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz, University of Alberta, and other institutions of higher learning. Dr. Kanchier is known for her pioneering, interdisciplinary approach to human potential.