Anyone who knows me will know how much I love birthdays! I have been known to be excited for the entire month of June in the run up to the big day! I’m like an over excited child at Christmas.
Until now …… Until this birthday.
Before the age of 28 I refused to even think about the fact, that 30 was looming just around the corner. How could I be turning 30 … impossible!
But as the next year or so passed the impossible started to become reality. I started seeing posts from friends my age celebrating their 30th birthdays, and before I knew it, my own 30th was upon me.
You’d think I should’ve been a little more prepared for this huge leap to the big 3-0, as getting older has been showing itself for a while now. I found my first grey hair at age 26 for goodness sake!! Also my best friend has been celebrating my 30th for the past 3years already! On top of this, 30 just seems way to grown up for my child like mentality. You officially have to be a grown up once your 30 right? Would it be so bad to hold on to 29 for just a few more years??
Despite all this, I have to be honest, I didn’t feel too happy about leaving my 20s behind. They have been pretty damn amazing. I’ve learned a lot of life’s lessons from both good times & from mistakes, but the most amazing moment of my 20s was becoming a mother to my two amazing children.
Although I will be sad to leave my 20s behind, with age comes wisdom, and I will now take the knowledge I’ve learned in my 20s along with me into this new decade of my life, embracing the things that make me smile & excluding the negativity. I’ve realised that life is about quality not quantity and this is accurate for numerous things. I’ve realised that no matter what I choose to do in life, everyone will form their own opinion. It’s impossible to please everyone so I refuse to waste anymore time trying. Because of these new realisations, my social circle appears smaller yet tighter, my worries have lessened and my outlook on life is totally different to what it was, say 5 years ago. Because of this, I am happier.
So as I blow out my birthday candles, I make a wish, A wish that the next 10 years will be as amazing as the last. I will continue to look past the bad and focus on the good, and with this, continue to be happy. As for the future grey hairs …… there’s always hair dye!
So lets cut a large slice of birthday cake, pour a glass of bubbly and raise a glass to being nothing other than Thirtylicious!!