Because why not?

Hello 30.

14 November 2014
It's my birthday today, the big Three Oh.

In the lead up to my birthday I've had a lot of people ask me how I feel about turning 30, it feels good. I have a pretty good life, nothing is perfect obviously and if I'm really honest I have some heavy shit going on but personally I feel good about the person I am. The 30 year journey it took to get here has been pretty typical of what everyone experiences, highs and lows all over the place but in the end it's been worth it because I like the person I've turned out to be.

I think when you're ok with who you are nothing else really matters, when bad things happen you just absorb it and move on. When we have experiences that feel soul destroying it can be hard to look to the future, you get so caught up in the shit and it feels like you'll drown in it and then all of a sudden it's in the past and you come out the other side a better person. The funny thing about life is that it just keeps going, people always say that and it seems obvious but I don't think you really know what it means until you have survived the shit. My 30 years on this planet has helped me to recognise that.

I'm currently drowning in the shit but I've realised that this type of drowning isn't life threatening, now I treat it like the dirty wading pool of life surrounded by a thick fog, I just slosh through it until I find the other side, fog can't hurt you and neither can a dirty wading pool. That's what 30 years taught me.

Last weekend my best friends threw me a surprise party, cheeky buggers got me good.

That's an experience I'll never forget, they all went out of their way for me just to make me feel good, that's a pretty fucking humbling thought.

One of the girls made me a bloody rainbow cake for christ sake.

How do you thank people for that? The words 'Thank You' sound stupid and pathetic when I'm trying to express the gratitude I felt after seeing all the trouble that people went to for me. Party planning is one of the 9 circles of hell and the precise reason why I don't do it but people did it for me.

I have the best friends a girl could ask for.

So I've completed my 30th year on this planet, for the next 365 days I'm going to film my life so I can look back on it in 30 more years and see the type of person I was, my dream is to get better with age, as long as I'm always ok with me any of the other shit won't matter.

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2 comments on "Hello 30."
  1. Happy birthday, beautiful! You should be proud of your 30 year old self. You have a great attitude, not letting what's happening around you to shape who you are. You're true to yourself, strong, and I admire you xx

  2. Congratulations babe and many happy returns! Oh wow, rainbow cake you lucky duck. Thrilled to bits you were spoiled with a lovely surprise - so you should be. Trust me life gets better, and so will you doll. 30 is amazing, 40 is unbelievable, 50 is extraordinary, can't tell you about 60 yet, but I know the best is yet to come ♥