On May 7th 2018 I turned 30, which seems like such a long time ago now but I wanted to mark the occasion in some way. Anyone else think this year is really flying by?
I celebrated my 30th birthday with a Star Wars themed party which my sister planned for me. It was a surprise party and I honestly had no idea she was doing it. It was perfect from themed food, to family and friends in costume and props being on display – I loved it. She also held it on May the fourth: Star Wars day.
Here’s a few photos from the night…
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30 things I’ve learnt in 30 years.
* It’s OK to let go of toxic friendships.
* You’re never too old for Disney (or anything for that matter), and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
* It’s OK to let go of possessions that no longer hold value for you. In fact having a clear out can be a great way to clear your mind.
* Make time for your family, your friends and most importantly, yourself.
* Budgeting is important!
* It’s OK to return unwanted items to the store – within the return T&Cs.
* It’s never too late to seek help.
* … and, it’s not a sign of weakness if you ask for help.
* It’s OK to cry and it’s OK to be not OK.
* It’s not too late to apologise.
* When life gets rough you find out who really cares.
* Find things you truly enjoy instead of things that just fill time.
* Not everyone will like you or needs to… and that’s OK.
* Be honest about who you are and what you enjoy in life and never apologise for who you are.
* Be nice to everyone. You never know the struggles they are going through, just as they don’t know yours.
* Experiences are far more valuable than possessions.
* Stop comparing yourself to others.
* Take care of your mental health – it’s just as important as your physical health.
* Exercise can be fun.
* University isn’t for everyone.
* It’s OK to change your career path.
* Take a picture (or a video) – it’ll last longer. Cherish those memories.
* Not everything needs to be posted on social media.
* Always trust your gut instinct.
* Mayonnaise isn’t as bad as I thought it was – I hadn’t tried it until I was 26 years old!
* Self-care is always important.
* Always stay in contact with the friends that show they care.
* Do what you love. If there’s one thing you’ve ways wanted to do, do it. Time is short.
* Learn to say ‘no’ and be more assertive.
* But on the flip side, learn to say ‘yes’ and do the things that may scare you. Try and get out of your comfort zone.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much I enjoyed writing it. 🙂