So, I am now 30.
How did that happen? Surely I was only 21 yesterday???
Most people who have spoken to me about turning 30 have had a look of dread on their face with a real concern about my mental health for the big day! The honest truth is, I was looking forward to turning 30 and starting a new chapter in my life. I am in a good place with my family and my career. I’m not glad to see the back of my 20’s because they were a real mix of good and bad, but looking back some of my most significant experiences have happened over the last 10 years. Getting married, having a baby, losing loved ones and experiencing what life has to offer have brought me to where I am now and I’m glad to say it’s a very happy place.
I’m not really one for parties, growing up my family wasn’t big on celebrations like that, for birthdays etc we always had a big family meal instead. I decided to buck tradition and have a party, so on Saturday night I had a brilliant night with all of my nearest and dearest. I had a such a good time and was beaming all night. Everyone I’ve spoken to has said they had a great time too which makes me happy 🙂 Miss B did me really proud, she was on the dance floor all night and eventually conked out after 11pm. This was a really big deal for her because we have never let her go to anything like that as we always felt she was too young. I’m really thankfully at 3 and a half she was able to celebrate with me because my night wouldn’t have been the same without her there.
My family and friends were so kind and generous and I am a lucky girl. The best present I was given was a digital SLR by Mr B. I have always been interested in photography and really wanted to learn how to do it properly and now I can. I was given a couple of books on it and am planning on going to night school to learn all I can about it. It’s sooooo exciting 🙂
I can honestly say that 3 days in, my 30’s are pretty awesome so far!