Thursday, 10 July 2014

On Turning 30..

This time next week.. I'll be thirty. And you know what I couldn't be happier.   Thirty feels like it's been a long time coming and now all at one it's here.  While I once had dreams of having my first book published by thirty and ticking off a few more off my life list (soon to be revised), when I look back at the last few years, I'm very content to say, I'm looking forward to leaving my 20s behind me.

Age fascinates me.. for as long as I can remember I've always had older friends, even as a child I enjoyed sitting with the grown ups, listening to adult conversations.  I've never really acted my age, I received a university degree at 20, was married at 22, bought a house at 25  and just didn't seem to be doing the average 20 something things.  I feel in many ways that I've finally caught up with myself.  Yet, in the same breath, I feel younger and more full of passion for life than ever before.  I'm the kind of girl that thinks a great Saturday night includes, a lovely long bath, a nice glass of red wine, dark chocolate, a good book and a spot of crochet.  But I'm also the girl that dances in the supermarket isles, plays at the park, still likes to believe in fairies and loves to hula hoop.

It seems the older I get, the younger and happier I feel in my own skin.  These last two years have taught me so much, more than I could have ever imagined. And as I continue down the rabbit hole of my own personal paradigm shift, a total conscious awakening of who I really am and my place on this beautiful earth, I know that now is the perfect time to step into a new decade of my life.   As I reconnect with that free spirit inside me, the passionate sixteen year old with beads around her neck and flowers in her hair, the one who wanted to change the world, I realise I've now walked the path, experienced the whole gamut of raw human emotion and know in my heart that I really can make a difference, one step at a time.

So here's to the beautiful moments ahead, to a new chapter of adventures, following your bliss and to changing the world.

Much Love


  1. Oh wow! 30!! I can remember my 30th... I am such a completely different person now to when I was 30 & being 30 I was completely different person than I was at 20!
    Happy birthday for next week, I'm turning 40 in October and our baby girls are about a month apart in age that makes me feel old!

  2. Age is a funny thing.
    I turn 25 tomorrow and I'm happy to say I'm not like most 20 something year olds. I prefer pottering in the vegie garden, sewing with thrifted linens and baking cakes rather than partying and spending my pay check on the latest gadget/outfit.

  3. My mum told me you start to find yourself in your 30's and I wholeheartedly agree. I loved turning 30, a few years on now and life just gets better! Enjoy your special day next week xx

  4. Happy Birthday for next week, at 30 you have so much more of a understanding of who you are and where you stand in the word.

  5. This is such a refreshing view of 30. I turn 29 next month + have too often heard other's sentiments about getting older as a negative thing. Like you, I feel happier + more at peace with myself every age, so 30 to me is to be celebrated! I hope you have a fantastic birthday :)

    PS - Amazing kudos for purchasing a home by 25. I've been saving for the last year + still have another year or so to go to buy a house. That's an amazing accomplishment!

  6. Happy birthday Sophie... somehow I've just turned 35, yikes! I've realised I'm much more tuned in to my world now, I can feel myself evolving into this person who is more relaxed, more focused, and more content, and I'm much happier in my own skin than I was in my 20s. With your gorgeous little girl by your side, the best is definitely yet to come xx

  7. Enjoy the age you are, that's my moto! Keep being happy, and have a great birthday! :) x

  8. Age is such a funny thing. I do find myself getting happier with myself as I creep though my twenties, on paper I may seem immature (part time work, not a foot on the property ladder etc etc) but to me, It just feels like what I have to do right now! I am okay with it! Keep the pressure off and do what your heart tells you every time! Enjoy that birthday! x

  9. Oh wow, you and I could be twins! I too, turn 30 this year and have always felt older than my years. Bought a house at 24, child at 27, and coming into a complete awareness of who I am and how I want to live in this precious world of ours. I also hear you on the book thing - I feel a complete urge to write, write, write, as if it a quickening towards my true purpose. If only I could now find the time.. ah, adult life!

    Beautiful words, as always, from Renee xo

  10. Happy Birthday lovely Sophie. I wish you much joy and happiness!! I think the 30's is where I came into my skin also. I had my first baby at 30, and it was such a wonderful time for me. Enjoy that precious girl of yours (oh I'll be popping a little something in the mail very soon) xx

  11. I was always a bit worried about 30, but I'm kinda liking it! I'm the same always in the adult convos as a kid! I bought a house at 18, married at 21 and my first child at 23. I wouldn't have it any other way! Enjoy the last week of your 20s! Let your hair down with a great book and some veggie gardening ;)

  12. I turned 30 on january, 1984 generation rocks! =) and I couldnt agree more about being more passionate about life then ever. Now I know more about myself, I love to treat myself more often with delicious food or a different experience. Many people pass thru this 30 crisis because they arent narried with kids, neither I but I feel that you dont really need that to be happy, kids will come whenever I feel like, for now im enjoying myself ♡

  13. Happy Birthday! What a lovely post to read. I have also always feel older than my years, but now that I've married my best friend, I feel younger and sillier than ever!

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  15. happiest of birthdays lovely lady. your little treasure is getting more and more beautiful everyday. i love these snippets of your life and am blessed to have met you. here's to a wonderful 30th year! xx

  16. Ah, turning 30. Can I tell you, it really does just get better - even when it's hard you feel like you can handle it a whole lot better. It will still be hard, but you know yourself better and that helps so much. Next year I'll be 35 and a part of me is a bit scared about heading towards 40 but another part is looking forward to it because I'm sure as I get older, I really will get wiser!

  17. Wishing you a happy 30th birthday.
    For me, 30 seems a long time ago and merely the blink of an eye all at the same time. Inside I still feel 16 -maybe because I still love the same man as I did then! People used to tell me that I was mature for my age, and maybe I was - fulltime employment at 16, engaged the week after my 17th birthday, signed for our house purchase at 18, married at 19 and my first baby at 23 ( she was 26 last Friday). I'll be 50 next February, and whilst there are a few grey hairs, fewer wrinkles, and some aches and pains, I'm happy in my own skin and with the simple, quiet life I lead.

  18. Thirty is great! I wish you na amazing birthday!!!

  19. I'm thirty too, since a few months and I feel good with that number. It fits me, although I have a slightly different life than most people at this age. I feel balanced and free.


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