Isn’t it weird to be sharing Happy 30th Birthday to yourself? Well I always say do it for yourself and don’t wait for no one to do it for you. I have applied this notion even to celebrating myself and not waiting on others to celebrate me. It is crazy to think it’s taken me exactly 7 days to finish celebrating my birthday, from cake to presents. I am humbled to have such an incredible group of friends and even more incredible family. Whilst part of the celebrations feel like a blur, it was an incredible entry to my 30th year.
Regular readers know I turned 30 in Dubai, I had been planning for this for a while. As luck would have it everything went well and I was able to enjoy life’s luxuries. It is not everyday you turn 30 and I wanted to make it special so I did it for me. Life has shown me, you can’t taken anything for granted and to jump at every possible opportunity. Whilst I am no expert at life, I do wanna share my experience and maybe you might relate.
30th Birthday ~ What I have learned
One thing I know and everyone else does too is that life is way shorter than we realise. When you’re young, late teens early twenties you think you’ve got so much time to do so many things. And in essence you do, but that time is not for wasting but for enjoying. Those from families like mine know you’ve have spent most of your time working hard at school. Then it’s looking for colleges and universities, before you know it its time to work. Most of us have been working for the longest time but it’s different when you’re still at school.
I always tell my friends and family about my plan when I was younger than I am today. It was a simple plan, copy what mum and dad did and live happily ever after. Mum and dad has finished school at 18, were professionals by 22 and 23 they had me. I always thought, if they could do it surely as there child I could too. Well life doesn’t always happen that way, it’s unpredictable like the British weather and it’s fun.
Being positive and always having a positive outlook on life has brought me a long way. I am not saying I don’t get frustrated at life or even feel depressed or anxious at times because I do. But I know one thing, do you for you first before anyone else can try to do it for you.
30th Birthday ~ Life lesson
It was a hard lesson to learn but a few years ago my life went a fell apart without me knowing it. Being with someone for almost 10 years and then suddenly you’re no more really screwed up my centre. I didn’t know how to be me, myself and I without that person. For many years all my dreams and plans had always had this person at the centre of it all. I didn’t know how to be just me without this person and I struggled for over three years. But this difference was even through the struggle I worked my hardest to discover who I am. I always believed and still do believe that if such an incredible person can enter my life then others can too.
Life will always find a way to knock you down and you will fall, but don’t focus on the fall but the rise. I wake up every day knowing that I have so much to learn, revisiting my past and learning from it. For me it’s not about wishing I had never met that person, but being thankful for the time we spent together. That time taught me so much more than I realised and it’s only now I sit down and think wow.