Today is my birthday, I am no longer a 20-something, I’m a 30-something! So many people get freaked out at this stage and have a weird relationship with the age thing. I’m actually rather excited about my new number. If you’d asked me when I turned 30 where I thought I’d be when I was 30 I would have a had a very different picture in my head to where I am now. But I am incredibly happy in the space I am now – life is gooooood and there is so much to look forward to.
I have to take a little trip down memory lane and look at some of the things I’ve learnt in my 20’s. first thing – I should’ve started to use eye cream earlier! Eeeek, I have wrinkles, when the hell did that happen? But that being said, take care of yourself, you’re only given one body – look after it and treasure it because you never know when things will change.
Be true to yourself, be honest about who you are and don’t make excuses for it. If people don’t like who you are don’t try to change yourself to fit in. Friends will come and go, but it’s important to recognise the real friends when they’re there. Keep relationships that enhance and add to your life, if you find yourself giving and not getting anything back I’d suggest cutting some ties.
Buy at least one great bra! You’ll be surprised at the difference one of these can make.
Make sure you know how to change a tyre on your own, you never know when you might need to do this.
Find something you love to do and that is only for you – make sure you do this regularly!
Learn to love your own company, you can’t expect other people to love you if you don’t even love yourself.
Develop a sense of humor and remember its good to laugh at yourself once in a while.
Figure out how to take a good picture! Be it a self snap or when someone else is taking it – mine is ‘always from above at an angle’ it works every time!
Nurture and love your immediate family, they are special people who will love you no matter what – even when you make mistakes. And learn from your mistakes, if the same things keep happening that’s the world tapping you on the shoulder telling you to change the game.
Last thing! Have fun! Life is great, embrace it and don’t be boring. You want to look back in 30 years and say damn I did some good stuff and had fun while doing it! Woohoooo.
Happy birthday to me!
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