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Turning dirty 30

Post by: kasio99

Friday, 10 May, 2013

I've never been one affected by age and I don't intend to start now, though I have to admit that recently turning 30 has caused me to reflect a little.

A couple of days before my birthday I was taking a relaxed shower, with little concern of any water restrictions that may be in place, and I started to think some scary thoughts.

Firstly, I looked down at my pot belly and came to the realisation that we better begin to like each other because we are definitely going to become a bigger part of each other’s lives.

I began to think about what I had achieved in my life.  This I feel was a positive experience.  I thought about the fact that I have a gorgeous girlfriend that would do absolutely anything for me, a healthy supportive family, a solid group of mates and a roof over my head. These to me are a measurement of success.  If you were to base success on where you were in your career then, for most people, you’re setting yourself up for failure.

So I've convinced myself that I'm in a good position at a 1/3 of my life. (I think)

Now my thoughts move to where I want to be in ten years time and this is the list that I came up with:

  • Married
  • Maybe two or three children
  • Working for myself
  • Able to travel frequently

I don't think that the above list is too ambitious (maybe the having kids and travelling thing is a little farfetched)

Whatever happens I'm happy with the fact that up to this point I've been successful by my own measures.

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Comments:

1. Berry

31.7.13, 9.18am

what a sweet story

2. TheFonz

14.5.13, 2.56pm

Very nice post, loving the happy realisation of life as it is and the optimistic outlook. As someone viewing life from the window of mid-30, I have learned that there are no rules or measures you need to live your life by, no check points along the way that "must be met" which determine success or failure.. just live and be happy, life will take care of itself. You might want to break up with the pot belly though...

3. James

13.5.13, 12.49pm

Thanks for the great feedback for the this article. Loving being thirty right now


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