It’s my birthday today and I’ve turned the big 3-0. I don’t feel it and I get told I don’t look it which are both great in my opinion! My birthday has got me in a bit of a reflective state – more than any other birthday that I’ve had. I think it has something to do with the fact that my age has a “3” in front of it now, and lots of big life changes happen in your thirties. There are a lot of people getting married (Andrew and I are still in the midst of planning our wedding!), having babies, buying houses etc. You get the gist. I wanted to write this post to reflect on the lessons I’ve learnt thus far. I originally thought that this would be a difficult task but I’ve actually had to cut down the list. Here’s my list and please feel free to let me know what you’ve learnt about life so far, no matter what age you are.

1. One quote that I will always remember was something that Raya from @rayawashere mentioned during the Live the Adventure Summit that Andrew and I went to earlier in the year. She said, “you can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” This quote was originally said by Data Von Teese and resonates so much with me. When I was younger I used to act in ways that would help me ‘fit in’ but over the years I’ve learnt that you should just be yourself.

2. I will remember the experiences not the things I owned. Do I remember that jumper I really wanted at the time and told myself that it would be my favourite jumper forever? No. Do I remember the time I jumped out of a plane at 12,000ft during sunset in Queenstown, New Zealand? Of course! I’ve learnt over the years to collect memories and not things.
 

Discover more fancy articles

The benefits of learning coding at a young age In our old school education system we were more determined for uniformity and did not appreciate unique, creative and innovative ideas or minds. In such a system, learning how to code or how to make a software was regarded as highly technical and mostly perceived as a difficult l...
4 reasons to love change as an introvert I’ve read a lot about the kaleidoscope universe of the different personalities, especially about the overrated dichotomy of extroverts and introverts, plus the ever magical ambiverts who glide through both extremes. However, I’m still bothered by the thought that introverts strug...
Tips to balance work & life for new moms These days every one of us is striving to meet the financial needs for our families, making it difficult to manage between professional and personal life. The struggles become even harder, if you are a lady. Your challenges are far more than men’s, if you are a working lady and h...
Top tips for making your home feel cozy Moving into a new house on your own is hard already, but even harder is the task to make it feel like a home rather than just a house. This can go for anyone moving into a new place and leaving their old homes behind. Getting used to a new house is difficult and can take a long t...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This