Thanks for sharing.
Gosh, not yet 30 (27 actually)
Not everything that counts can be counted
I have found that since I hit my 30s, I stand up for myself more. I don't let people push me around because I don't want to be seen as "impolite".
Of course, I have also found that I have to tell some people what they need to do, how they have to do their jobs and so on... especially if I'm paying them.
My mom has found that I'm actually right about things regarding family, and that she should listen to me more often. My aunt... well, not so much. But she's 87, so I cut her some slack.
I have less tolerance for stupidity and laziness and more of a voice to call it out.