I’ve got less than 2 weeks left until my birthday and it feels like i’m approaching a BIG birthday milestone. It’s my 30th birthday coming up and I’m starting to feel old.
When I was younger, I always wanted to be older than I was. When I was in my early teens, I wanted to be in my late teens to get into bars and clubs without hassle. When I was in my early 20’s I always wanted to be in my late 20’s so I’d be taken more seriously and not all student like. I guess I wanted to be a little older because in my head, life would be how I planned it out. Did anyone else do that when they were younger? Plan out your entire future in some sort of an idealistic fashion. I blame all those interviews where you get asked the questions, “where do you see yourself in 3, 5 or 10 years?”
I always thought that by the age of 30 I’d be married to the love of my life (check), have a couple of children, own my own home (check) and be in a stable career doing something I enjoyed (check). Looking back over my list, managing to complete 3 out of 4 isn’t too bad and with BabyShilts on the way, I could get half a tick for that one.
If I wasn’t pregnant I think I’d be worrying a bit more about turning 30 and my biological clock ticking away but there’s still plenty of time for more babies. I’m already in the 25-34 bracket on questionnaires so turning 30 isn’t all that horrifying! I can look back at my 20’s with some very fond memories; I went to university (twice) and completed both a degree and a postgraduate diploma. I met my husband. We bought a house. I’ve owned two cars. I’ve had 3 successful jobs in a career I’ve grown to enjoy. I’ve had the freedom to make decisions (even if some of my past decisions have been absolute shockers and now I’m literally paying for them!) I’ve been on some lovely holidays with hubby and we’ve spent 9 brilliant years together.
I remember saying at the beginning of this year that by the time i’m 30 I wanted to either be a few sizes slimmer or pregnant. I’m thanking my lucky stars that I’m carrying our first baby. Who know’s with any luck I might be slimmer for my 31st birthday!