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30 Things I realised before turning thirty

Thirty, flirty and thriving.

It’s my birthday weekend and I’m turning 30! It feels kinda bizarre to me because I’ve pretty much thought about turning 30 my entire life and it also feels like I was 20 just like a year ago. But I’m feeling good about turning 30. Much more so than I thought I would be. I’m so comfortable about where I am in life, which is very different to how I started my 20’s. I’m so excited to see what the next decade brings. These are 30 things I realised before turning 30.

  1. Adulting is really expensive, especially if you live alone
  2. Things that are meant for you aren’t forced
  3. Nights in with friends are better than nights out
  4. You find yourself having favourite items you never thought you’d give a fuck about like, my fave dental floss is in Lidl and my favourite pasta is Rigatoni
  5. You’re not always right, but you’re also not always wrong
  6. Therapy is incredible
  7. When stressed out, asking yourself “Will this matter to me in a year”, can help put things into perspective
  8. About half the things you were told as a child are true
  9. Comparison is the thief of joy and everyone’s story is different
  10. People are not either good or bad. Good people can do bad things and vice versa
  11. “No” is a complete sentence
  12. It’s never to late to start something new
  13. Learning the basics of finance is really important
  14. If someone doesn’t love you for who you are, they don’t love you
  15. Resting is not lazy and essential for productivity
  16. Friends are the family you choose for yourself
  17. Always know your own worth, even when other people don’t
  18. Boundaries are necessity in all aspects of life
  19. All your feelings are valid
  20. Try to only stress about the things you can control
  21. Success looks different to everyone
  22. Social media is not a true reflection of someones life. It is just a highlight reel
  23. Being an introvert is pretty powerful
  24. There is nothing in this world worth sacrificing your mental health for
  25. Good friends hear you, even when you go quiet
  26. Not everyone in your life is going to be part of the main cast, some are storylines and plot points you have to go through
  27. Your body is there to keep you alive and doesn’t have to be aesthetically pleasing
  28. Always listen to your inner child
  29. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so be kind always
  30. There is beauty in everything, if you look close enough