Inspiration

10 Quotes Inspiring Me at 30

The agency I work for has an inspirational quote board hanging in the kitchen. Each month, someone from the team is tapped to choose a quote to be hand illustrated on the board. This month was my turn to choose, and I went with my current favorite quote, from one of my personal inspirations.

"find out who you are and do it on purpose." - Dolly Parton

The exercise got me thinking about quotes that are inspiring me lately, especially as I officially enter my thirties (I turned 30 in September) and how the things that inspire me now have changed now that I find myself officially #adulting. Hopefully this list will inspire you as well! If there are any others you love, please include them in the comments!

Ten Quotes Inspiring My Thirties

#10. For when you need a reminder to always be you

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton

"Find out who you are, and do it on purpose." - Dolly Parton

#9. For daily inspiration.

“I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow.” – Kid Cudi

"I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow." - Kid Cudi

#8. For when you need to prioritize

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life is tackle the motherfucking shit out of love.” – Cheryl Strayed

The best thing you can possibly do with your life is tackle the Motherfucking Shit out of love - Cheryl Strayed - Dear Sugar

For more Cheryl Strayed quotes, check out my blog post recap of her advice book “Tiny Beautiful Things.”

#7. For when you’re doing all you can and it’s not enough

“Now your bangs are curled, your lashes whirled, but still the world is cruel.” – Beauty School Dropout (Grease)

"Now your bangs are curled, your lashes whirled, but still the world is cruel"- Beauty School Dropout

#6. For when you need a kick in the pants.

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.” - Maya Angelou

That’s right, Maya Angelou said that. For more quotes from Maya Angelou that will inspire you to go out and live life, check out this fantastic collection. And for the record, you still count as a young girl.

#5. For living in the moment. Most of the time.

“Today me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.” -Cookie Monster

Cookie

#4. For when it’s not your problem.

“Not my circus, not my monkeys.” – Polish Proverb

Not my circus

#3. For when you’re sad.

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” – Coco Chanel

"If you're sad, add some lipstick and attack." - Coco Chanel

#2. For outfit (and attitude) inspiration

"Life is a party, dress like it." - Audrey Hepburn

#1. For appreciating the here and now.

“Nothing is yours permanently. And you better enjoy it while it’s happening.” -Joan Rivers

"Nothing is yours permanently. And you better enjoy it while it's happening." -Joan Rivers

Cheers!

 

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