Being an adult is not a walk in the park–you’ve got bills to pay, work to do, connections to maintain, and other issues to handle. By the age of 30, you’re supposedly stronger, better, and wiser. Here are 20 skills you should develop now that will make your life a lot easier when you reach 30.

1. Whipping up at least one signature dish
...or learning your family's special Kare-Kare recipe.

2. Effectively packing your luggage
Did you know that rolling your clothes will provide more room for...more clothes? #Yes

3. Handling your finances
Learning how to budget your money will definitely be helpful in the long run.

4. Changing a flat tire
There's just something about women who can handle their own car problems.

5. Cooking the perfect scrambled eggs
Try mixing milk and mayonnaise and voila–creamy goodness!

6. Fixing your plumbing
You'll save more money if you could do your own home improvements.

7. Dressing properly for any occasion
Never feel out of place at important events.

8. Basic stitching
Like patching up a hole and sewing a button back.

9. Acing the office dress code
Remember, power dressing is key.

10. Assembling an emergency kit.
It pays to be prepared.

11. Driving a manual transmission
Because women can do it, too!

12. Traveling on your own
Going on a trip alone lets you learn new things. You get to meet new people, try a variety of cuisines, and experience different cultures.

13. Making small talk with people
Starting conversations with people not only builds your confidence but also opens doors for opportunities. Networking is important if you want to build a good career in whatever field you're in.

14. Enjoying the little things around you
Take pleasure in noticing the little things around you–the birds, the flowers, the sunshine. Pause and appreciate them and it might just make you feel good.

15. Putting on makeup that suits your age
...or mastering the no-makeup makeup look.

16. Avoiding unnecessary drama.
Whether it's office politics or family feuds, you should focus on finding a solution rather than joining the fuss.

17. Living alone.
Having your own pad is different from living with your parents. When you live alone, you are in charge of everything–even the bills.

18. Forgiving
Stop holding a grudge against your friend who "stole" your boyfriend in college. Let go and start living.

19. Saving and investing
It's important to have a savings account (or two) so that when you're strapped for cash, you don't have to go begging your parents or friends for money.

20. Overcoming your fears
Celebrate your next big milestone by doing something extreme. It doesn't have to be bungee jumping or sky diving–just something that would take you out of your comfort zone.


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