Last day that I’m 34!

So tomorrow is my birthday and I’m turning 35.


It seems like the other day that I turned 25 and I’m amazed at how quickly time goes. 10 years ago I was a newly wed, hubby and I had bought a home the previous year and I’d been in my current job for a year and a half.

So much has happened in 10 years. There have been wonderful times and happy memories that were made along the way.  Birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations.  Great holidays and adventures with my husband. I love discovering new things with him and with Mark’s photography he is always finding new places for us to visit.

There have been very sad moments as well, as that is life.  We lost my Gran and years before that a very special Uncle passed away. There have been health scares that put things into perspective. Stress and worries. Weight gain and new wrinkles! But I think it is the experiences as well as your view on life that ages one. Not just the years.   I know of people a lot older that are more young at heart than some people half their age. And vice versa. Age is just a number – you realise this as you get older.

There is work I need to do on myself because being an adult is about taking responsibility for yourself.  I’m not the most patient person at times and a terrible habit is that I enjoy getting the last word.  I need to put the important people in my life first more often.  I need to take things less seriously and let go a lot more.  I hope that in a years time I get to look back on my year as a 35 year old as the turning point where I finally became the best version of myself that I could be.

I hope that I’ll never stop looking forward to my birthday because I don’t ever want to stop celebrating the day that marks me as a year older.  Each year brings with it laughter, tears, good times and bad but it brings with it experience.  Lessons.  It also signals a start of a new year to make new memories. I’m hoping to make loads more awesome ones from tomorrow!


ps that pic was taken 2 years ago and I really wish I’d just left my hair as it was.  Add that to the lessons learnt in the last decade.

24 Comments on “Last day that I’m 34!

  1. I turn 35 in a month so I am fast approaching my last day of 34. A lot of your words resonated with me – here’s to the downhill slide of our 30s being better than the uphill climb. Cheers! 🙂


    • Lets hope the journey through the last of our 30’s is awesome 🙂


  2. Awww I love that photo of you—you look so beautiful, carefree, and happy 🙂 i love the lessons each birthday teaches me, too, though I’m not a fan of celebrating them always (guess it depends on the year). That said, you are so true—age is nothing but a number and it’s importany to foster feelings and activities that make us feel forever young ❤


    • Thank you Charlotte – it was taken on holiday a few years ago.
      I feel alot older now haha but I always remind myself that age is just a number. My parents always made a big deal of birthdays and celebrating the special day so I’ve always felt that no matter how old I get I need to continue the tradition 🙂


  3. Gorgeous photo of you! And my goodness your life at 25 sounds so much like mine was. And like you, so much happened in ten years, ups and downs but everything has led to where I am now (plus one year, I’m 36 now) and I regret nothing. I hope you have a wonderful and beautiful birthday tomorrow!! XO


    • Thank you Beth! It is really amazing how much can happen in ten years and how much one can grow and learn.
      It was a special day although I had to work hard on my OLW (release) when in-laws who are incapable of being happy for me phoned.


    • Thank you Kathy! I like how you say that things even out as the years go by 🙂


  4. 25 to 35 went by in the blink of an eye! But I loved my 30’s in many ways and I hope you embrace them!

    Lovely photo!


    • Thank you San. My 30’s are flying by far to fast but I plan to embrace them!


    • Thank you Lauren – and yes it is a wonderful thing to get another year around the sun 🙂
      I always want to feel the need to celebrate something as special as birthdays!


  5. I hope I never stop celebrating birthdays either. I feel sad for those who hate aging. It’s just all part of the story 🙂 Hope 35 is a very happy and reflective and growing year for you!!


    • Thank you Audrey! I feel that getting older is a gift in itself – I hope to always feel excited for the big day 🙂


    • Thank you Mia 🙂 It was a special day (I took leave which I always try to do). Enjoy the countdown to your birthday.


    • Thank you Lecy! I think it is because my parents were always big on celebrating that I’ve always felt this way 🙂


  6. Happy Almost Birthday! The 30’s were my favorite until I entered my 40’s. Life is really what we make of it and it sounds like you are doing just that. Celebrate your day doing what you love! May it be the best one yet!


    • Thank you Tiffany! I took leave and had a relaxing day. Got pampered at a Spa so my hands and feel looked great 🙂

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  7. Happy Birthday! I’m so glad that you love celebrating your birthday. I hope you have a great day and have lots of fun on your day.


    • Thank you Emily 🙂 I love celebrating birthdays – they aren’t always perfect but I still do countdowns and look forward to it!


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