Part of the reason for my recent absence from blogging is the general business of work. Plus, by the time I fit in friends and family (with varying degrees of success), the gym and Mr G, I've just not had a lot of time for it! Another thing that suffered a bit in the battle for my time was the planning of my recent birthday party - I had a dead ace party at the house and was so busy through it that I didn't take a single picture! But, people, I can hide it no more: I am no longer a member of the twenties gang. Instead, I am now a mature (*snort*) 30 year old. And I have a new hair cut. Well, it'd be rude not to, non? Cue, taken-at-arm's-length posey pic:
And turning 30 really got me thinking about what I've achieved in life and all the good stuff I've got going on. Milestones = contemplation after all. I'm not exactly a high flier (you won't see me in a "30 year old lady bosses" article any time soon - those articles do make me jealous) but I love my job and it has loads of potential. When I turned 25, I freaked out BIG TIME. I was in really quite a good customer service job and was well paid but it didn't make me happy at all - I was bored and under stimulated. A couple of years ago I took a big pay drop to move into a more creative career and I can honestly say it's one of the best things I've ever done and, in getting more job satisfaction, I feel happier all round. So job's a good 'un for now.
More widely than that, I have fabulous friends (hello fabulous friends - I love you all), a great family (I love you too) and the best husband ever - there's noone else who could be better for me. Schmaltzy but true. I am a very lucky girl. Can I call myself a girl now? Ach, I just did. Whatchoo gonna do? Fight me?
Which takes me to health (via Bodycombat - fighting. See? I do Bodycombat). I'm reasonably healthy (as far as I know) and getting fitter. And my loved ones are all in reasonable health too. And this makes me thankful.
All this stuff adds up to a pretty happy 30 year old. So there was no freaking out this birthday. I just enjoyed partying the night away with a flat FULL of family and friends. Perfect.
PS - I've achieved a pretty decent shoe collection too. And, I'm not gonna lie - it raises a wee superficial smile...