In about 30 days I’ll be hitting a big age milestone; the big 3-0.
30 seems to be a much dreaded number for most and I can see why. There seems this invisible yet massive overbearing pressure from society hanging over a woman’s 30th birthday.
Apparently 30 is the age where you should be married with a great job, huge house and 2.4 children as 30 apparently is the cut off point. But in reality – you move into a new decade in your life and 30 really isn’t all that old at all!
Perhaps because I have ticked off a lot on this list that I am totally embracing the new number in my life. But really? I will hope people may treat me a bit differently.
When I had the girls I vividly recall another girl in hospital aghast when I told her I’d had twins so you can imagine her face when I told her I had a 4 year old at home! Personally, having a baby when I was 23 for me was just perfect. I never was a big party girl and for as long as I can remember I wanted children. I had a good job which I held down whilst completing my degree so I challenged the negative stereotype so commonly associated of a young parent. Of course, if I had my time again – would I wait? No. My twenties have been heavily dominated by my children and I’ve had been the most wonderful experience. I may have been seen as a young Mom and some may wonder if 3 kids by the age of 27 was a tad crazy – but as I’ve learnt life with twins plus one is crazy anyhow no matter what age!
I absolutely love having my complete family by this age and am so lucky to have achieved it.
So what to do to celebrate? If only I knew. My husband is hatching a plan and won’t share. I always had dreams of going to New York for my 30th but I think that will be postponed until my 40th after a very expensive summer buying our house. Neither of us have current passports so it’ll be a night away somewhere in the UK but whatever we do – I feel so lucky to have my family around me, even though we will be missing one very important lady as we gather to blow out my candles. Losing her has made me try to be more thankful and count my blessings as you never know what lies ahead.
So bring on the new number in my life. A decade that will be filled with new experiences with them at school and beyond. I’m sure it’ll be packed with twists and tales but it’s going to be a lot of fun!