Yesterday I turned 27 years old, I am now far closer to 30 than I am to 21. (Major sad face) I spent the week before my birthday with a group of my best friends out in Portugal, sunbathing, playing tennis, eating, competing in a round of crazy golf, and drinking. On Sunday, we headed for our favourite beach bar to enjoy a long, boozy lunch to celebrate, and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to ring in my 27th year.
I took a bit of a social media break whilst I was away, choosing to enjoy spending time with friends rather than obsessing over what was happening on twitter. I find it all too easy to become overwhelmed by what everyone else is doing, how they seem to be training more, having more fun, be thinner, more tanned or have more followers.
I believe that with every birthday, you have the chance to start over again. You can make it your own ‘new year’, so this year I’ll be focusing on enjoying the things I have, working on the things that are important to me and cultivating my relationships.
I’m not where I thought I’d be at this age, but where I am is pretty darn good. This past holiday was the most confident I’ve felt in a bikini for years (despite definitely not being my slimmest), I feel happy to be making a career change to do something I feel really passionate about, and I love having this little blog to chat with you guys. I’ve got some big decisions to make over the next year, and some plans to lay down.
Some of my words of wisdom (if we can call them that) from my 27 years…
- It’s never too late to change your life.
- Smiling makes you and others around you happier.
- If you want to do something, you’ll find time.
- Care what you think, not what others think.
- Set goals- not succeeding is better than not trying.
- Life is better when the sun is shining.