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.