Let’s talk the Joy of Adultolescence.. I officially turned 30 this weekend, hard to believe? I know! To celebrate we got together for a little soiree at The Lime Tree Restaurant in Didsbury. A little soiree packed with big surprises! Shortly after tucking into our starters I caught a glimpse of Marilyn Monroe, was my starter spiked with hallucinogens? much to my surprise Marilyn approached our table, I crumbled into a blushing mess blurting out ‘you’re not going to strip are you?!’ Needless to say laughed and watched me squeal with delight as Marilyn proceeded to sing ‘Happy Birthday’. Thankyou to Theresa and Christianne for cunningly masterminding the Marilyn Monroe singogram!
With most of my friends turning 30 I’ve witnessed this milestone birthday make perfectly sane people throw a pity party, wallowing over what hasn’t been achieved and where their life is going. Entering into a new decade for me feels like a new chapter, like standing at the foot of a great mountain, well equipped and eager to see what the view is like from the top.
Last year I shared ‘5 Reasons to be happy about growing old’ which I stand by today. On my birthday I reminisced about past achievements. I continue to embrace still having no dependents, feeling happy in knowing I can lye in, eat ice cream for dinner and watch HBO marathons in my pants. I have the knowledge and strength to guide my life in the direction I choose, no matter how saggy my face gets if I still have something to laugh about then I’m winning. Finally and most importantly I feel grateful and blessed each day knowing there are people who love and just ‘get’ me. Am I getting soppy and sentimental in my old age?
After dinner the waiter brought out the most incredible smarties birthday cake made by my very talented Mother, days don’t get much better than this!
I want to say a big overwhelming thank you to you for joining in my past, present and coming adventures, it’s been one heck of a journey this far.
Love + Peace