I'm not phased by age, it's just a number after all, but it turns out others are. In the last few weeks alone I have been asked my numerous people if I am where I thought I would be at 30.
Truth is, I have never sat down and written a list of things I've wanted to achieve but there were certain things I wanted to do, places to see and achievements to tick off. As I stop and write this post I look at where I am in my life and I simply couldn't be happier.
My birthday is July, which has meant that I was always one of the younger ones in my school year and as such people always went through life stages before me - passing their driving test, buying alcohol etc and that meant I could follow rather than lead - and I liked it that way.
The older I've gotten, the less I've followed others, but I have noticed that the 'Things to do by 30' lists all seem to have the same things on them:
Fall in love Break-up with someone
Bungee Jump Submit to post secret
Get married Have a baby
Buy a house Live abroad
Get a tattoo Own a designer handbag
Attend a festival Earn my age
Visit Australia Get in shape
Live in a city Learn to cook
Read 10 classic books Learn a new language
Start a pension Get a degree
Volunteer for charity Do something impulsive
Stay up all night
And I seem to have ticked almost all of them off, so maybe I am more conventional than I thought!
I've fallen in love, gotten engaged and bought a house!
I've lived in 2 amazing cities: London and Sydney!
Embraced the more extreme!
And the slightly crazier times.
|Well staying up all night is kinda crazy right?! Especially dressed as insects!|
I've gotten comfortable and happy with my beach body, and well I may not have actually gotten to dump the real Ronaldo, but I got this close to a look-a-like!
The lists made me think about what a great life I have had up to this point, how much all my hard work has paid off, and how lucky I've been - so bring on the next 30!
What's on your before-30 bucket list?