Wednesday, 12 October 2016

29 Things On My 29th Birthday

29 things on my 29th birthday

It’s that time of year again around here in Wonderland, where I blow out the birthday candles and reflect back on how far, or how I’ve even managed to get this far in this little thing we call life. Turning 29 is pretty weird. It’s a weird number. Much like 27, maybe it’s an odd number thing, but I don’t like how 29 even sounds. It’s the precipice of 30, of adulthood, of a whole new decade. It’s bloody scary.

  1. My twenties are ending better than they started.
  2. As soon as something scares you, you have to tackle it and get it over with.
  3. Make time for yourself. Everyday. 
  4. Do the things you feel you missed out on in the past. No regrets.
  5. City living is a thing everyone needs to experience.
  6. Everyone else moving forward does not mean you have been left behind.
  7. Challenge yourself. 
  8. Things happen in their own time. 
  9. Blogging is the best idea I ever had. 
  10. Find something you're passionate about, as long as you love it, bugger what anyone else says.
  11. Life is about more than likes
  12. Believe it or not, things really did happen, even if you didn’t Instagram them.
  13. Social media detoxes are a good thing. Do them often.
  14. Whatsapp chats are great - but have a face to face conversation once in a while too.
  15. It’s healthy to have friendships and a life outside of your relationship.
  16. When others want to be alone, that doesn’t mean they’re angry or upset with you.
  17. Saying that, I really don’t like my own company much. 
  18. Leave work at the door.
  19. And always finish when you’re supposed to.
  20. A day on the couch watching Netflix is officially good for the soul.
  21. Keep a journal/diary. Find a way to continue to reflect and record memories. You’ll thank yourself one day.
  22. Tidy room - tidy mind.
  23. Sort things out in advance instead of leaving it to the last minute.
  24. Seasonal decorating is acceptable. 
  25. I really can’t keep houseplants alive.
  26. You can’t look after others if you don’t look after yourself.
  27. Find hobbies that don’t require you to stare at a screen.
  28. Sleep. It really helps.
  29. Walk. It really helps too.

How far have you come in your years so far? Do you often look back and reflect on how you’ve changed or grown? Or do you just roll with it and keep moving forward?

Until next time,


  1. Your 20's are ending better than they started because now you HAVE MEEEE. FOREVER

    1. FOREVER!

      Thats a promise. You can't leave me now!

      Sarah :)

  2. Great read Sarah..
    I love no 2. 'As soon as something scares you, you have to tackle it and get it over with.'

    1. Yes! It's the fear of the action or outcome that controls you, so why not find out how scary it really is by just jumping in anyway? Chances are it won't be as bad as you think!

      Sarah :)

  3. I turn 30 on Wednesday and I'm feeling a bit bummed out about it! Oh to be 29 again :-)

    JH |