Monday, March 10, 2014

A list ...

Later this week, I will be celebrating my birthday. The last birthday of my 20's . Its not anything significant and it will be my first birthday away from my family. However it feels a little different to me. 

I feel like I should have a plan in place. A 'bucket list' of sorts. I know 30 is not that old. But its not super young either. 10 years ago I used to look at people in their 30's and think , they are real adults ... old even and in 12 very short months , I will be a real adult too! 

I didn't ever make a plan for my life. My plans of my future when I was a teenager was to study at university. Then nature took its course and I ended up with Glandular Fever, missing a lot of year 11, with the prospect of having to repeat the year. 
So ... while waiting to commence again I walked into a hairdressing salon and stumbled across a hairdressing apprenticeship .
I can't say it came easy. Because it didn't. It wasn't. Each day was hard work, long hours standing on my feet and a firm boss. But I am who I am today because of that time, and that lady. 

Its amazing how one event can change the whole course of your life. And every cloud has a silver lining. 

A butterfly landed on my hand in the supermarket car park the other day,
it sparked a train of thought about my 'Before 30 List'

I have fit a hell of a lot in my 29 years. I completed an apprenticeship,  I ran a business which at a point had 6 staff members, I have had 4 beautiful children who are my light , I have been lucky to find an amazing man to share my life with. I have a beautiful family, who support us to no end. They are enough family for the both of us . (My in laws are less than supportive which is a shame , their loss I say!)
We have been in our new town for 9 months now. It was a big decision but it has paid off and we are loving life. I am happy, I am healthy and I am lucky. 
I appreciate all the life has to give and has given me. 

But I will make a plan. Set some goals I would like to see through in this next 12 months My "Before 30 " plan. 
Then I may even make a 'Before 40' plan. Just places to see, people to visit, things to do and fears to conquer.  
Why not? 

If you were me, and you were making a Before 30 plan, what would you include? 


  1. Im a few years off 40 and still wondering when I am going to feel 'grown up'. I'm pretty sure everyone around me is a lot more sorted and 'put together'. i still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!!!!Ive got things I want to achieve by the time Im 45 career wise, but I think its time I put down on paper some things to do before 40 - unfortunately most end up being travel related and lotto needs tone won!!!! Good luck with your list.

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