Progression of me

from eighty four to now…

A Fresh, New Chapter

on January 17, 2014

In just under an hour the clock will tick over to midnight and it will be my 30th birthday.

Random fact alert – According to this calculator I am 10,957 days old!!!

Today was the final day in my 20’s and I was reminded of this by a number of text messages/voicemails from friends saying “Happy last day of your 20’s” or something to that effect!

As excited as I am about the 30 things I have been preparing for, I still cannot quite shake that slight anxiety I am currently feeling.  People keep telling me not to worry; and I’m trying – oh I’m trying – but it’s hard to just switch off completely.

Tomorrow I intend to get three of the 30 things completed which is exciting.  They are the letter, going to the movies on my own and I’m hoping to do a good deed for a stranger too.  I have spent this afternoon finalising my list of 30 books I am to read this year.  My list is on Goodreads – so if you would like to follow me and my progress on there let me know 🙂  I may even note the books and also the movies on this blog as I finish them…I’ll see how I go.  Either way – the final lists will go up one year from now.

So here’s to the next year.  To a new decade and a fresh new chapter in my life.  My twenties have seen many changes – I started my twenties on the other side of the world in England, to this day, one of the most important experiences of my life.

I had my first serious relationship at the age of 21, and I spent much of my twenties in Sydney.  I met many people – some who came and went, some who have remained in my life.  Every one of them has had a purpose.  I have travelled thousands of kilometres overland through Africa, and to many other countries (with many more to come!!), I’ve been on one hell of a weekend trip in Singapore for work, met my wonderful niece, seen my sister get married, watched friends become parents and most recently gained a new passion in health and  fitness.

When I look back it’s been a pretty bloody good ride the past 10 years, yes there have been some tough times too – but these have only made me stronger.  Over the past 10 years I have learnt many things about myself and the world around me and am continuing to learn every day.  I’ve been told that your 30’s are the best years of your life and I’m starting to believe those people could be right.  Every decision I have made in my twenties has led me to this moment now…and as I finally start to feel comfortable in my own skin and really know what it is I want to do with my life, I think, maybe I am ready to take that step.  Sometimes you just need a little push…and life, it would seem, is going to be that push!

So…stuff it!  Here we go!

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