Life Thoughts & Turning 30

It’s so weird to think that almost 9 years ago, at the age of 21 I set up a blog where I started posting about makeup as a hobby and that now, at age 30, I’m still here and still get so much pleasure and joy out of this space of mine that I have created on the internet.  Not only that, but it’s my full time job and has blessed me with the most incredible life & so many priceless opportunities.  Twenty-one year old me had absolutely no confidence in herself and honestly didn’t think she’d amount to much at all, but really dreamed that there was more to life for her one day.

9 years on, I still have very little confidence in myself or my abilities (this still needs a lot of work mentally), but I feel so much stronger, wiser, braver and much more fulfilled.

I feel like I’ve entered a real space of re-evaluation over the past couple of weeks, but maybe that’s natural after hitting the grand age of 30?  I’ve been thinking a lot about things I still want to accomplish in life (updated bucket list coming soon) and I’m feeling even more inspired to make these things happen.  I’ve written a list of 5 year goals and even though some of them look stupid on paper, I’m determined to try my best at them.

On top of that, I’m feeling so inspired to really grow & nurture my mental wellbeing.  I don’t want to get caught up in the little day to day things and instead take steps back and just enjoy life.  I want to maintain a really happy home life, be selfish and do more things for me, become more spiritual through yoga & crystals and continue to see the beauty in everything.  What I really want to do is just enjoy and cherish this time in my life because I know it won’t last forever, I want to make the most of it.

On turning 30 & relationships: If you had told me 3 years ago that at the age of 30 I’d be single, I’d have been devastated.  3 years ago I truly thought I was on the path to marriage and babies – my wedding was planned and I’ve always known that I wanted to be a young parent so I could have as close a bond with my children as I do with my parents.  But I honestly can’t express how happy I am with every aspect of my life right now and that children, marriage and a partner doesn’t even register on my list of priorities.  I dread to think how lonely and sad my life would be now if I had taken the path I was on.

I might be 30 and without a boyfriend but I’m ten times stronger than I’ve ever been before, I know what I want from relationships and I absolutely won’t take rubbish from anyone.

Throughout my life I’d always looked at 30 year olds as ‘proper adults’ who really have their shit together.  I’m learning more with every year that despite your age, most of us still feel 18/21 at heart.  Our bodies & faces change but we have that young spirit inside.  I definitely don’t have my shit together, but I’m really happy and I think that’s all that matters.

Katie x

8 Comments

  1. Wendy (B)
    August 25, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Happy birthday!

  2. August 25, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous and I love how you’ve become so dedicated to blogging over those 9 years, that’s so impressive. You seem like such a strong and independent woman and I hope you have the best birthday 🙂

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  3. August 25, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing what you’ve learnt. 🙂 I’m 34 and don’t really feel like an adult, lol.

    Zania

  4. August 26, 2018 / 1:18 am

    I turned 30 in February of this year and I felt quite content on the day — I am on the fence about getting married and I don’t want any children so those were milestones I had to cross. I am not, however, where I want to be in my career and sometimes I have a bit of a meltdown wondering if I’ll ever get there. But other than that, 30 is great!

    Happy birthday! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

  5. August 26, 2018 / 8:23 am

    I totally relate. At 34 I still haven’t achieved half the things I planned on doing and I’m still learning how to adult! I hope being in you’re 30s is treating you well and
    many happy returns for joining the 30 club, you’re in good company xx
    Abbie Chic

  6. August 26, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Katie! I’ve been following your blog for YEARS and I think you’re in a better place now than you ever have been. As you say, I bet you never thought you’d be doing this as a job so although it’s been tough, it’s a journey you’ll always remember!

    x

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  7. Tara
    August 29, 2018 / 10:19 am

    I really needed to hear this, i’m coming out of a 9 and half year relationship and turning 30 next February. It’s not the plan i had for myself at this stage of life but its want needs to happen. You’ve given me hope that everything is going to work out!

  8. September 5, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! Congrats on all that you’ve achieved before hitting the big 3-0!

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