Happy belated birthday to meeee! And 10 things I would like to do before switching 30

You realize you’ve been busy when you’re very nearly weekly later announcing it was your birthday celebration on your weblog! I have been busy however in the most effective means feasible.

Last Saturday had been a very special day for me personally for just two reasons.

Firstly, I watched one of my absolute best buddies have married therefore was a gorgeous time full of love and excitement.

Secondly, it was my 29th birthday celebration.

For most people, switching 29 is not a particular birthday or even a momentous event. It’s an odd number therefore’s an odd year however it seems significant because it’s the very last 12 months of my 20’s. I still can’t believe I’ll be 30 next year. From the whenever 30 seemed so old and all sorts of of a sudden 30 seems pretty young! 30 year olds are cool. Yea, they might have couple of additional laughter lines but they’ve got their shit together. three decades olds don’t care the other individuals consider them because they’ve had 30 whole years to end up being the people they wish to be so they’re maybe not affected by bitchy negativity or living around societies norms. (This is how we view 30 year olds anyhow!)

Up to now, my 20’s have been every thing i needed them to be and a whole lot. I imagined my 20’s become the years in which i came across the things I wanted to do with my life and I feel I’ve well and certainly nailed that.

decade ago I’d no idea what I wished to do with my entire life but blogging became an unexpected job that started numerous doorways if you ask me and made my life just what it really is today. It introduced me for some of the very most amazing people I’ve ever met and enabled me personally to visit all around the globe. Blogging also provided me with the opportunity to work with myself, obtain a home and have the flexibility to boost my loved ones. I can’t also imagine exactly what my life would be like without this website!

I don’t always jinx it however if you’d explained this is one way things works away when I had been 19 i might have been pretty pleased! But there are many things I’d want to do before switching 30 so now is like a good time to be sure they happen.

I’m expecting my 2nd infant in only a matter of days so I’m maybe not going to be making any epic intends to hitchhike across the world, learn a fresh language or start investing in my future. I’d like doing all of these things but this present year could be the year of keeping things simple. I’d love to put such things as, ‘travel to Japan’, or ‘hike to Everest Base Camp’ on my list but, let’s be truthful, these specific things should never be gonna take place with two little males around. Maybe they could go on my 40 before 40 list…

So this is not a conventional 30 before 30 list or even a bucket list, it’s just the final few things I want to do before I turn 30.


We discovered to lasso a cow a year ago to make certain that gets a large tick!

# 1. Concentrate on something at the same time

I’ve a terrible practice of overcommitting myself and saying yes to everything. I want to do all the stuff and go all of the places and decide to try all experiences and meet most of the individuals and work with every project and simply do EVERYTHING!

Sometimes this computes okay but most of times I end up overcommitting and start to become a stressed, flustered and confused mess.

If getting older has taught me one thing it is it’s easier to do something well than 10 things poorly. And this 12 months I’m just gonna give attention to a very important factor at a time. I’m not planning to multitask and I’m maybe not likely to attempt to do so all. This could be tough…

#2. Have expert photos taken

I’m certain I’m perhaps not the only person who may have possessed a photo taken and hated it so hidden it away into the hope nobody will ever see it once more. And then a few years later on you see that old picture and think, ‘What the hell? I seemed amazing! Look exactly how young and skinny and pleased and young We looked!’

We hate having my photo taken. I hate every photo at the time however I like it a decade later therefore I’m doing this for my future self. This is certainly so I can look straight back on myself when I’m 40 and appreciate how young we viewed 29!

I’ll probably use Flytographer once more throughout a trip abroad when I love the candid and relaxed photos they constantly appear to capture. They’re a great deal nicer than such a thing overly styled or posed.

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Cute pics from my Flytographer experience in Budapest

# 3. Take a picture each day

(and don’t take them too really!)

We all mention ‘time passing by therefore quickly’ and I’m planning to make myself seem even older by reiterating this! Time does pass by therefore quickly and I also want to verify i recall every moment. I’m planning to make a aware effort to simply take more pictures of everyday moments. it is simple to take a million photos from holidays and unique occasions however the small moments may also be worth recalling!

I often find I stop myself taking pictures as the environment isn’t perfect. Perhaps i did son’t have makeup on or my house had been a mess or George was naked inside history attempting to colour into the dog with crayons. But I’m certain they’re the pictures I’ll like most readily useful when I’m elder!

# 4. Read 12 publications

I’ve no concept when or why We stopped reading but We slowly swapped books for boxsets. This has to alter! I love reading and I’d want to read at the least 12 books this present year. For those who have any suggestions for awesome books please do let me know!

(i understand 12 books in a year really isn’t a lot for a few people but it frequently takes me personally months to read a book so this is epic!)

#5. Perform a half marathon

I’m going to be truthful here – I don’t like working out. But what I do love is that post-workout rush of adrenaline and also the smug satisfaction which comes after a good run. We also like having the ability to eat whatever the hell I like and experiencing good within my thin jeans.

I’ve recently cancelled my gymnasium membership because We never got possiblity to get, and so I need some inspiration to exercise at home and choose a few runs weekly. I am aware the only thing which will get me personally beating the pavement may be the concern with running a half marathon therefore I’ll be enrolling to one once I’m right back on my foot following the infant.

Camping in the Forest, Beddgelert

Catching each and every day moments with my kid

number 6. Decorate my home with travel photos

We finished renovating our home nearly a year ago now and we still have actuallyn’t really decorated it. I asked Sam to paint the complete household white so that it’s an enormous blank canvas for the pictures we’ve taken during our travels. But so many of the photos are still waiting become printed so our home is clearly just cold, blank walls!

# 7. Just take an epic road journey with my guys

You could be surprised to observe that there aren’t more travel plans with this list. While I’m tempted to start preparing many epic activities, i recently don’t know what it is likely to be like travelling with two kids.

But a very important factor i must say i want to do is have a 2-3 week road journey around Wales with Sam, George, the latest child and our dog Louie. It might be cool to hire a campervan and travel gradually, providing ourselves plenty of time in each place to explore and relax. I believe this will be described as a great way to visit with small children also it’s something Sam and I also were dealing with for a long time.

#8. Have a yoga course

I like yoga but since leaving London I haven’t found a class I’ve enjoyed. Yoga classes are normally purchased in 12 week chunks and because I travel plenty we never have my money’s well worth because we miss most of them. But when I won’t be travelling so much this present year I’m planning to utilize the opportunity to get back in to yoga.

I keep reminding myself associated with phrase, ‘Do something today you’ll thank yourself for in the future’, and I also think yoga is one of the things. Have you ever seen a 50 yr old that has been doing yoga for twenty years?

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That’s all.

Here’s a yoga retreat we took in Fuerteventura and I also LOVED it. I’m really considering carrying it out again:

A yoga and detoxification retreat at Azul easily fit in the Canary Islands

#9. Arrange our wedding

Sam and I have already been engaged for the whole 12 months now so we nevertheless haven’t finalised a wedding plan. Admittedly, we’ve been pretty busy renovating the house and having babies but this ‘long engagement’ thing gets a bit too very long! It’s time to start planning. By the conclusion with this year we at the very least wish to have something scheduled and prepared.

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#10. Ride in a heat balloon

You’dn’t think how many possibilities I’ve must drive in a heat balloon within the last few years! But as I’ve been expecting in the most common of the time (doh, must stop having a baby!) I haven’t had the opportunity to get as expecting women can’t get insurance coverage for balloon trips. Really, I’ve never ever had the chance to ride in a heat balloon and then every time I’ve been pregnant plenty of possibilities appear! Typical. But here is the 12 months. I’LL drive in a hot air balloon!

There we’ve it. I’ve mostly written this post therefore it’ll keep appearing regarding the web log and I’ll think, ‘Oh crap, I haven’t done that yet and about 80,000 people find out about me guaranteeing to do it and so I kinda HAVE to do it now!’ Whatever else you think should really be on the website?