In just 13 days I’ll be hitting a milestone birthday – I’ll be leaving my twenties and beginning my early thirties. A few years ago as 28 and 29 hit and 30 became ever closer I really felt like it would be a ‘big deal’. I made a list of thirty things I wanted to do before my birthday. I even had a neat little poster made up with visuals of my favourites that I could cross off when I completed them. I had a lot of plans for where I wanted my life to go.
As life turns out, some of those things didn’t happen. I don’t feel at all sad though because it became less important as I got closer and closer to that big birthday!
The past few years have been incredible. I have done things and experienced things that I could never have dreamt up to put on that list. I feel incredibly lucky and blessed in my life. I have met amazing people who I feel so honoured to be able to call friends. I have been to amazing places and seen incredible things. I have had amazing and unique experiences.
So, as I reach my 30th – I’m not sad that I didn’t achieve some things on an arbitrary check list. I’m excited. Excited for the future, to find out what chapter is next for me. I might give up on planning – it seems that going with the flow has given me so much more than I could have ever planned.