Tuesday, 8 November 2016

What Turning 30 Means to me


Last week I celebrated my 30th birthday in fantastic style – on a once in a lifetime trip to New York City. I had an amazing week away, riding the subway, watching a Broadway show, cruising the Hudson and, of course, eating hotdogs in Central Park.


Many of you reading this will have already reached this milestone and will, no doubt, have your own take on how you feel about leaving your 20s behind and entering into a new decade of your life. In the lead up to my birthday most people seemed to feel it necessary to comment on the importance of the day. It’s that whole ‘You’re getting old now, aren’t you?’ banter that frankly just bores me. I guess I did feel a small sense of sadness on my birthday itself but, on reflection, I’m just really grateful that this first portion of my life has been filled with such fun, adventure and happiness.

I think there are certain points in your life – well, my life anyway – when it feels appropriate to think back and acknowledge where you’ve come from and where you’re going. I’m very much in the middle of that conversation with myself at the moment. As far as I know, I’m fit and healthy. I have a wonderful family, a great set of friends, fantastic clients and a beautiful fiancĂ©. I’m also slowly ticking off sections of a lengthy bucket list which I imagine I’ll have to live to be 130 years old to complete!

As much as I’m painfully aware all of the stresses, commitments and responsibilities that come with getting older, what I really just want for the next 10 years is to continue to surround myself with good-natured, inspiring people who will keep me feeling young. Afterall, the healthier you are, the happier you’re likely to be.




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