Isn’t it funny how when you’re growing up you can’t wait to be older and then when you do get older you get all nostalgic over being younger?
30 feels like a milestone. 20-year-olds are often aghast at the thought of turning 30 while those in their 40’s and above can’t wait to say, “Just you wait! I wish I was turning 30!”
But there is a definite and noticeable shift between your 20’s and your 30’s. Perhaps incomprehensible for those under 30 and perhaps forgotten by those of an older age. When you’re in your 30’s though, you feel it. 30 feels like a real coming of age moment. You’re still the same fun person you always were but you think a little differently, act a little differently and your life is most probably a little different.
At one time you were 13 going on 30. Now, you’re actually a thirty something. Here are 13 signs you’re in your 30’s.
There are many activities that have become very popular with people wanting to keep themselves occupied during lockdown.
While I jumped on board with taking part in PE with Joe and zoom quizzes, there are other lockdown pursuits I have avoided at all costs.
Even now, when we are currently stuck in a THIRD lockdown, I still won’t entertain doing the following…
A third lockdown? No, you’re not dreaming and yes, we are in 2021.
I had anticipated this as I’m sure many of you did. That being said, it didn’t seem to make it any less of a bitter pill to swallow. I don’t know about you but somehow the last lockdown in November, a mere 4 weeks, seemed almost harder than the first looong ‘stay home’ period.
In the first lockdown we enjoyed some beautiful weather which really helped keep my spirits up. The same cannot be said about the second which was full of miserable, dark and wet days. I felt so much more drained as the time I spent indoors increased. To hear the news of a third one in winter time with no set end date, I found myself a little apprehensive of the weeks that lie ahead.
If I wanted to avoid that tired, sluggish feeling of November, I knew I would have to make some changes. Here’s what I’ve decided to do to ensure a happy me in lockdown no. three.
Ooh there’s been some strong contenders over the years for my best ever Christmas present!
Before I reveal which gift I’ve decided beats all the rest and why, let me talk you through those that came close to the number one spot…
We all have our own quirky Christmas traditions which we stick to every year without fail.
My family has some funny festive formalities.
Here are my favourites…
I think it’s fair to say that most people will not look back on 2020 very fondly. That might be an understatement!
There seems to be an eagerness to get to 2021 and blot out 2020 from our minds as best we can.
This year has felt like a bit of a write off so it’s easy to forget about all the positives that have come out of it.
I know that a negative mindset certainly doesn’t do me any favours!
For my own wellbeing, I challenged myself to think of 20 things I’m grateful for this year. It was a lot easier than I initially thought it would be.
Here is my 2020 gratitude list. Writing it reminded me of how fortunate I am.
With classes off again for the time being, I thought it would be nice to dedicate a blog post to their importance.
Here’s a little poem written by me. I hope you like it!
Well, here we are again! We’re back in lockdown baby. It never really felt like we fully left the last one though did it?
To lighten the mood, here are genuine messages I’ve sent to my bestie over the last 8 months that perfectly sum up 2020.
P.S. I’ll be forever grateful that she puts up with my amateur dramatics!
I’ve noticed more and more nostalgia posts on my social media feeds recently.
“Top 10 Trends every 90’s Girl Remembers!”
“Who remembers doing this?!”
We seem to love a throwback or a comeback.
With things seeming so bleak right now, I think we are all craving simpler times, fun times.
We could all do with a bit of cheering up right now so I thought it might be funny if I took a trip down memory lane. Sit back and let me entertain you with tales from my teenage years…
Well, this year WAS planned out to perfection with everything neatly scheduled in my diary. 2020 had other ideas though!
I am definitely a self-certified control freak but this year has been a harsh reminder that I can’t always be in control. Sometimes, no matter what you do, you are at the mercy of the world around you.