I have 12 years of experience in my field and I’m still under 30.
Once I figured out that my goal was to become a journalist I didn’t wait to get started despite the fact that I was still in high school. I recognized what a gift it was to know what I wanted to do with my life at that early stage. It honestly felt more like a calling and I had no choice but to pursue it.
You don’t have to wait for permission, you don’t need to wait for a magical opportunity or wait until you have some big name behind you in order to get started.