Where the heck has the time gone!? It seems like just yesterday that I moved here at the age of 22 and now I’m 30. All those times that I used to wish to be an adult when I was in School so I could have the “freedom”. Now I’m past my 20’s and I’ve hit that big zero! And it bloody hurts! Lets be honest, we all wanted to be an adult when we had a big School assignment or test looming and school years seemed to go by like a snail but now when you hit 30, trust me, those years are flying by and you’re just sat here thinking “crap, hold up! Can we slow down ’cause i’m gonna be 40 soon!” because that’s how it works when you hit 30, you start thinking that you’re about 1 day away from turning 40. The days of when I was living at home seemed like yesterday, when my Mum was buying the groceries and doing the Laundry (I was not allowed anywhere near the laundry because clearly I was going to stick the colours in with the whites and crank the setting up to a boil wash!) so I was sat upstairs with my PS1 and honing my skills at Spyro The Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Ridge Racer Type 4 and Tekken! (The only 4 games that I know how to play… I may be ok with Mario Kart now but that’s as savvy as I get at gaming!)
I remember that when I was in my teens in School, I was going to marry Leonardo DiCaprio one day! (apparently I was in a long line-up for that one after the release of Romeo & Juliet and Titanic!) Well reality turned out a tad different and I do have to say “sorry Leo, you couldn’t hold a candle to my Husband now: – somehow I don’t think he’ll loose sleep over this revelation. The acting went out the window too after University when I realized the actual likelihood of me getting work was slim to none, so I thought “sod it I’m going to another continent for a year away from you lot!” – please note that my Family is not included in that “you lot” statement.
So my 30th came around and I was running around having a pre-mid-life crisis about Father Time ripping me out of my comfy 20’s. Panicking about all those things I was “supposed” to have achieved by 30 like Bring about World Peace with Pepsi ;P and becoming hugely successful in something, and really, if I’m honest, I may not have achieved the things that I originally held in such high regard but I did achieve a fair amount in my 20’s, far more than anyone expected I would. I bought an apartment, got married, got a great Career and then got 2 cats! (yup I’m 1 more cat away from being a cat-lady!) and then, after some personal heartaches, I started my blog. So I started to move out of the Oh-my-God-I’m-30-and-soon-i’ll-be-40 stage and in to the “heck-I’m-a-badass-career-woman-with-a-life-i’ve-worked-my-ass-off-for” mindset; in the words of Lilly Singh/ SuperWoman I was a Bawse – and damn proud of it!
A few of the things that I am super happy about in my 30’s – no more multi-coloured corduroy trousers or jeans so wide-leg that they could cover the O2 Arena on a rainy day! I now have the ability to tell negative people where they can get off #ByeFelicia, I have an apartment, a whole darn condo that I can decorate because thankfully my Husband leaves the decorating choices up to me… or I fear the walls would be covered in Star Wars and The Canucks posters (don’t be a hater). I also get super happy when I get ID’d in the Liquor store now! Gone are the days of “oh my God can’t you tell i’m over 18!?” now I’m happy if they think I look under 18!
Anyway! I’ll say Ciao for now and see y’all on Monday! Have a Fab weekend, if you’re in Vancouver… try not to drown, I feel like we’re all going to develop webbed feet soon with all this rain!