I turned 29 in September and I’m having mixed feelings about it.
On one hand, it doesn’t feel any different. I look and act exactly the same. Duh! Obviously I’m not going to age overnight. But on the other hand, it feels like everything has changed.
In a way, it’s a relief because I have one last year of being in my twenties. That means one last year of being “young” and “carefree”. Although I’m quite aware that being 30 isn’t exactly ancient, I’m hoping you know what I mean when I say twenties are “young”.
I almost feel like I need to cram in as much as possible between now and becoming 30. I guess just making the most of life without the responsibilities that getting older brings.
For example, I don’t own my own house yet, I’m not married and I don’t have children. And let’s be honest, I’m probably not going to achieve all those things in a year. Isn’t it sad that people expect you to have those boxes ticked by a certain age? But unfortunately, that’s society today.
Personally, I’d rather work on my happiness. And I’m really happy right now. I don’t even have a plan as such, I’m just going with the flow. Admittedly, I’d love to go travelling but I’m not the type of girl to just quit a good job and go. I like stability and security too much!
So in the meantime, I’m absolutely fine with city breaks and holidays. Not forgetting weekends away, road trips and days out. Just enjoying life, you know? I’ve experienced my fair share of unhappiness over the past couple of years and hidden it well so now is my time to be unapologetically content.
While I’m still living with my parents, I’m continuing to save. I’m never going to have the opportunity to live this cheaply again so I’m making the most of it. I didn’t intend on living at home this long but hey, circumstances change! Everything happens for a reason and all that.
Also, I realise that I am fortunate but believe me when I say that I don’t take anything for granted. I’m extremely grateful to my incredible parents for the support. They are unbelievably kind and I’m truly blessed. I know that’s a bit cringe but I’m simply being honest.
Sorry mum, you’re going to have to put up with me a little longer!