Turning 30 seems like such a big milestone which I’ve been thinking about for the best part of 6 months since I decided to plan my first ever birthday party. I was never one for parties when turning 18 or 21 and now that I’m 30, I feel like I know enough people that I value in my life to fill a room. Since approaching 30 I feel I have come to terms with it. My twenties were pretty dam good and turning 20 seems like a lifetime ago in some respects. When I was 20 I moved to Liverpool for 2 months and worked and socialised, earning some of my best friends to this day. When I was a child I always thought 30 was super old, I remember my parents being in their thirties. I always thought by the time I was 30 I’d be married, with children, owning a house of my own. I have not achieved any of these things, neither do I want to by the time I’m 30, it almost feels like an achievement that I haven’t conformed to the norm but that’s just me and the way I wanted my life to play out.
Looking back over my 30 years, I can’t quite believe that I’ve been on this earth that long, one of my fourth year students said to me the other day ‘Miss you’re double our age,’ that makes you contemplate how old you are! Nevertheless, hitting the big 30 just makes me want to set new goals to achieve in the coming decade.
Some of the best bits over the last 15 years have been going to university, working in Disney World Florida, fulfilling my dream of a gap year in New Zealand, travelling America, becoming a teacher, living all over Scotland, getting laser eye surgery, falling in love and meeting some truly inspirational people that I never want to leave my life no matter how old I am.
– Travel the world (or at least a good chunk of it), I’ve been putting the breaks on any adventures lately and travel broadens the mind and soul and you can never have too much of that.
– Have a family, not everyone is lucky enough to have children and in the distant future it would be great to welcome a family into my life.
– Live by the sea, being a Piscean, I love being by the water and hearing the waves, it’s a dream of mine to have a sea view indefinitely.
– Live happily ever after, I’m a sucker for a happy ending and as long as I am happy in what I am doing then I couldn’t ask for anything more.