I didn’t think it would honestly affect me as I have always been the first to say ‘age is nothing but a number’ Last night I packed the bags for toddler group and also packed the swimming stuff ready for the morning. Today however I am in a right strop and am refusing to leave the house.
I can only put this childish mood down to the fact that today is my last day of being within my 20’s and tomorrow I hit he BIG 30!
I remember being little and wanting to get older. Getting older was exciting as it opened a new door to opportunities that I was too young to experience. Too little for rides at theme parks, not old enough to watch aged 12 movies for example, then there were the arguments and tears about how I couldn’t wait till I was old enough to move out. Getting a job seemed exciting, drinking, clubbing, driving blah blah! I was also growing very tired of that irritating saying ‘I’ll tell you when you’re older’
I don’t remember what age I was when I started to realize that life needed to slow down and actually all the ‘fun things’ I was so desperate to do weren’t all that fun after all. Yes I’m going to be 30 tomorrow and whilst I still feel a young clubbing, fun teenager within. I have to admit my body is certainly reminding me I am getting old!
I can’t do things like I used to, shop till I drop and late nights drinking or watching films. I’m so tired all the time! I can’t push myself as hard as I used to, my old worn out body is telling me I need to slow down…boooo!
However…turning 30 isn’t all negative, I guess!
Despite having an ‘off’ day today I’m actually loving my life, spending every day with these 2 little children that I made! I have a car to take us all out, a roof over our heads and a little bit of money in the bank if we ever want to go out. I’m the boss and there is no-one I have to answer to! I can sit up all night drinking alcohol and watching movies if ‘I want to’ but I know it will only be me that gets affected the following morning due to a hangover or lack of sleep.
Turning 30 definitely has its pros and being wise and responsible are just a few of these perks of growing older! By 40 I am aim to be 10 years wiser still!
So the famous question…would I turn time back if I could? Not in a million years! I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I went back and corrected all my mistakes and also I might not have my 2 little treasures, Riley and Summer!
30 is just a number…a pretty big one at that! But it’s time to be thankful for what we have and to realize that the positives most definitely outweigh the negatives.
Love from (a still 29-year-old!!!!)