FUCK BEING 30. This is what I would have said this time last year when I was 29 with two months left in my precious 20’s.
Those of you that read my blog back then will remember how I had a major freakout about not being ready. About feeling my life is going too fast. About not being anywhere I had planned to be at 30. I imagined myself with a husband and kids and career. But I was single, living in a grotty shared house working at a supermarket. LOLOLOL.
Anyway, I’m two months away from being 31 and being 30 has been pretty amazing.
I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learnt in my 30 years of life.
- Turning 30 doesn’t hurt. It was actually a smooth transition.
- Life goes fast and it’s important to stop being so desperate to get to tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. It’s nice to have things to look forward to, but also enjoy the present.
- It’s pointless doing things to spite others because they probably don’t even know. Or care.
- Having a difficult conversation with someone isn’t as scary as you think. People always act better than expected.
- Do the tasks you dread first, so you can get on with your day not dreading them.
- You always feel better after a workout.
- And after tidying your house.
- De-clutter on a regular basis.
- If you’re lucky enough to have an NHS dentist – keep up with your appointments.
- If you don’t have one, sign up ASAP.
- Don’t be afraid to call the Dr if you are ill.
- Shopping in the reduction section of the supermarket usually means you’ll buy stuff you won’t eat.
- Shopping in the sale in a shop usually means you’ll buy clothes you won’t wear.
- Only buy clothing that you are in love with.
- Wash the dishes before you go to bed.
- You don’t need to exercise only if you want to lose weight – it will make you feel better and it’s great for your overall health.
- Enter a run – whether it’s 5k, 10k, half-marathon or more. You’ll surprise yourself. YOU CAN RUN.
- If you’re reading a book you hate, just stop reading. There is no point forcing yourself to finish it. Find a book you love and enjoy reading.
- Stopping smoking is possible. Even after 10 years of smoking.
- If you’ve ever wanted to be vegetarian or vegan, try it for a week.
- Never avoid doing something just because it’s hard. Those things usually give us the most satisfaction.
- Start saving money as soon as you can.
- Be careful who you trust. People are more fickle than you think.
- Say nice things about people. To them and to others.
- When it’s sunny, spend time outside. Even if you have no one to spend the time with – go for a walk, sit on a bench in the park, enjoy the world.
- Buy clothes you don’t need to iron.
- Stand by your opinions and morals. and be confident in them.
- Be kind to yourself as you are the most important person in your life.
- Learn to say no.
- Happiness is your choice. Stop relying on others to make you happy.
What have you learnt?