30 things I’ve learnt in 30 years

30 things at 30

It might come as a huge shock (stick tongue out emoji) but yes, earlier this year I turned the ripe old young age of 30. It took a while to come to terms with it but after multiple internal battles, a few tears over my (partly) wasted youth and finding too many grey hairs to count (seriously, it’s as if I turned 30 and my hairs just turned white) I am finally at peace with my new age.

Now here’s where I should say that you shouldn’t have regrets and age is just a number but, lets keep it real, I feel like I missed the boat with a few things. I regret not travelling more, not working harder at my acting career and having spent far too many hours of my 20’s worrying about my imperfect body and what other people thought about me. Don’t get me wrong, I realise that all is not lost and I can still achieve many of these things (I’m all for going travelling in my 30’s, 40’s or even 50’s) but lets face it, some things are much easier in your 20’s before the responsibilities of real ‘adult’ life set in – career, marriage, home, pets, children.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, it’s in thinking about the things I missed out on in my 20’s that I thought about all of the things I’ve achieved. And in thinking of all the things I have achieved, I thought about all of the things I’ve learnt over the years and how these things have helped to shape me into the person I am today – a person who I hope is loving, caring, fun and talented.

So, without further adieu, I give you my top 30 things I’ve learnt in 30 years…

  1. Comparison is the thief of joy
  2. I’ll never have a perfect body (and I’m okay with that)
  3. Make sure you laugh everyday
  4. Anxiety is a bitch!
  5. Work hard, play even harder
  6. Find something you love and do it
  7. Find a workout you enjoy and keep doing it
  8. Be kind
  9. Love all animals (and don’t eat them!)
  10. Complimenting others is both uplifting for you and them
  11. Make sure you see the good in others
  12. Carbs are not the enemy
  13. Don’t drink too much Prosecco (it sends me loopy)
  14. Don’t take people for granted – especially those closest to you
  15. Try not to worry about things that haven’t happened yet
  16. Sleep is your best friend
  17. Find a good skincare regime (and stick to it)
  18. Take you make up off every night
  19. A wasted day enjoyed is not a day wasted
  20. Tell your partner you love them everyday
  21. And don’t go to sleep angry
  22. There’s nothing a face mask, a glass of red, a lush bath bomb can’t fix (well, most things)
  23. You don’t have to drink to have fun
  24. Join in the conversation (and make your voice heard)
  25. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
  26. Smile more (it makes you feel happier and makes you more approachable)
  27. Drink more water (I swear I say this every blog post)
  28. Appreciate your surroundings (the world is a beautiful place)
  29. Unsubscribe (to junk emails and to social accounts that don’t bring you joy!)
  30. Slow down

Now here’s to another 30 years of learning.

What have you learnt over your time here on earth? No matter how big or small, I’d love to know in the comments below.

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