For the last few years, people have been telling me how devastated they were when they turned 30 and how it will probably hit me hard too. I finally turned 30 yesterday and I have to say that I’m actually pretty damn excited about entering my 30’s. Although I’ve officially been an adult for a while now and I have two kids (9 and 6 year olds) and I have a house and a car and all that other adult stuff, I always felt…young for my age. Being a young mom, I sometimes felt…judged for my age. I have always been the youngest one at all my jobs which always made me feel like a kid or like I was playing pretend-adult. There’s something satisfying about being able to say that I’m in my 30’s now and I’m looking forward to this part of my life and seeing what it has in store for me. Here are a few things that I’m looking forward to in my 30’s.
10 Things I’m Looking Forward To In My 30’s:
Learn a new hobby:
I really want to take up a new hobby, not anything too crazy but something simple and de-stressing like knitting or cross-stitching or even playing around with watercolors.
I have really been trying my best to eat healthier in the past year and it definitely shows since I’ve already gone down from a size 14 to a size 6, but I do still have my craving attacks or those few days or weeks where I either crave unhealthy food or I get lazy to make healthier food. Once I get into the habit of eating healthier, it’s easier to stick with it so I just want to do a better job of it.
I’ve been doing a lot of exercising lately, whether it’s running, riding my bike, going to the gym or doing T25. I do have this bad habit of overdoing it then I have to take a break…which sometimes ends up taking a week or two. I want to be able to get in the habit of exercising consistently at least 3 days a week, but not stressing too much about it if I don’t.
Make time for myself:
I always struggle with finding time for myself. Between kids and chores and running errands and the toddler I take care of, at the end of the day I usually fall asleep instead of reading like I used to. My reading has decreased dramatically and I really miss it. I also need to make time to watch a few movies or tv shows once in a while.
Last year we didn’t get to go anywhere and it sucked. I really hope we get to travel more from now on, even if it’s not a full on vacation. I always love going out on weekend trips even if it’s just going camping or to the lake.
Learn how to make new recipes:
Thanks to the wonders of Pinterest, it’s so easy to learn how to make new recipes. I wouldn’t actually say that I enjoy cooking, but with a family of four it’s definitely a necessity that I have to do every day, a few times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and it’s no fun eating the same few things over and over. I’ve tried a bunch of new recipes this past year but I want to try so many more. I want to learn how to make more soups, Chinese food and even desserts.
Focus on real friends:
I’m all about quality over quantity and the same has also been true when it comes to friendships in my life. I’ve always had a few good friends (some I still talk to) but with blogging it’s so easy to make acquaintances and it’s sometimes hard to realize who is your real friend. I’m done with trying to force myself on people who aren’t really my friends and am happy to keep the real few friends I have.
Embracing my age:
Like I said before, I’m actually excited about being 30. Being in denial will not make me be 30 years old so I don’t really see the point in it.
Find my style:
I love clothes, but I kind of fell out of love with clothes when I gain some weight the past few years. I was wearing a lot of black and gray and lose tops and just nothing very cute. Now I’ve really been breaking out of my shell and buying clothes with color in it, cute tops, shorts and even dresses and bathing suits. I want to wear more skirts, shorts, dresses and more colors in general while keeping it age appropriate but also fun and stylish.
Take better care of my health:
I hate anything having to do with doctors or doctor appointments for me personally. I will not hesitate to take my kids to the doctors but when it comes to myself, I’m a bit lazy about it. Now that I’m older I really need to start going to my checkups and all that other boring adult stuff.
What are your favorite things about being 30? Or what are you looking forward to in your 30’s?