I’ve been doing these little birthday reflections for a few years now and what I love is how each time, the list seems to change and evolve. Just when you think you’ve learnt all there is left to learn, life surprises you and in just 12 months so much can change - sometimes it’s takes for writing it down to actually realise that.
30 is a big one. If they sell glassware and photo frames with an age on, you know it’s a milestone worth taking note of. If you’d have asked me 10 years ago where I see my 30 year old self, the answer would be nothing like how my life looks right now. For a while, I don’t think I was ok with this. I thought I would have ticked house buying, babies and a dream job off the list. But as you get older, you really do realise that everything happens when it’s supposed to happen and life isn’t one big tick box exercise. Do I regret not having any of those things yet? Hell no! I am beyond in love with my life right now and everything, everyone, it’s filled with. I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Without dragging this intro out any further, let’s dive into 30 things I’ve learnt on my 30th birthday!
- Find the magic in the everyday
- Spend time outside
- Sometimes you just have to show up and take part - it's not about winning
- Make time for what you love
- It’s ok for a job to be just a job
- You’re never too old to play
- Set an intention for the day/week/month/year
- Spend time with yourself
- Explore where you live like a tourist
- Take pictures of the people, not the things
- Care less about what others think of you
- Life’s not all about followers and likes
- Take regular breaks from social media
- Exercise should be fun, not a chore
- Life is not about ticking all the boxes
- Experiment in the kitchen
- Go with your gut
- Perfectionism is a myth
- Make time for the people you love
- It’s ok to say no
- Don’t believe everything you read/see/watch/hear online
- You’re never too old to learn something new
- Challenge yourself
- Put yourself out there
- Don’t let anyone tell you how to spend your money/time
- Don’t feel guilty for spending your money/time on yourself
- Be inspired by others but don’t copy them
- Start your own traditions
- Age is just a number
In my twenties I had zero idea about who I was or what I wanted , but now, as I leap into my thirties, well, I’m bloody excited! I know myself, I know what I want, I know what I love and what I don’t love so much, and I’m finally becoming ok with all of the little things I’ve never been that ok about.
I’ve got a feeling that my thirties are going to be epic.
How do you feel about your next big birthday?
Until next time,