Landmark 3-0

Everywhere I go lately, I hear people talking about hitting 30 and what they’re planning to do when that happens. I met two of my friends at the weekend who will be 30 along with me and we talked about how to celebrate it then someone at work is planning a holiday for her boyfriend’s birthday and then Nicole write a post about what she’s trying to achieve before she reaches the milestone.

I suppose 30 is the next big birthday after 16, 18 and 21 so everyone wants to celebrate in style. But it’s also an age where you are truly an adult and you’re at the age when you’re expected to do grown up things like get married and start a family so it’s seen as a landmark moment in life.

I feel a bit strange about hitting 30 in 2013. When I was younger it seemed so old but now I still feel like I’m 16! I don’t want to get too stuck in completing certain goals before this landmark ad it’ll only make me feel like a failure if I don’t hit them by then but I do want to recognise the importance of the birthday and do something I’ll remember for it.

What did you do or what are you planning to do to celebrate being 30?

Vix

xx

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30 thoughts on “Landmark 3-0

  1. Eh, I don’t know what I’ll do when I hit 30 yet. I’ve still got seven years to go! But to me, age is just a number – how you feel on the inside matters. It may be a cliche, but it’s true!

  2. My thirty was thirteen years ago, although it only seems four or five years ago. It was spent with good friends and drink, and was a good time to be had. πŸ™‚ I’ll bet yours will be very special to you Vix – you’ll never forget it I’m sure! πŸ™‚

  3. I’m starting to gear up for the big 40 in a year or so. πŸ™‚ We didn’t do anything special for my 30th…not much into that. But then again, I’m pretty lame. πŸ™‚

  4. Age is just a number, says the person who is slowly approaching a much bigger landmark birthday . . . but seriously, celebrate life and don’t worry whether or not you have achieved everything you thought you would. The journey is more valuable than the goal, I really believe that.

  5. I don’t really think of 30 as being that big a deal. Maybe I will when I’m 29? I know too many people who freak out about their 30th year (whether it’s come yet, or not). I’m not on that bandwagon. I just wanna live, whatever year it is.
    My 30th birthday, I’ll probably do sometihng super fun, like I’d planned to do for my 25th birthday, when I thought money may have fallen out of the sky to pay for it. I’m glad you brought this up so I can start saving for it, using the envelope method.
    30th bday: Party hats, those horn blowy paper-flies-out thingies, bouncing castle, cotton candy, face painting, musical chairs, awesome prizes, party bags… A good ol’ time, really. In someone’s giant backyard. It’s gonna be GREAT! My adult friends better show up in cool party clothes, like overalls and skorts and ish. You know what… I think people may have to pay to get in… This is gonna be expensive!

  6. Well. I’m only 19 right now… So I don’t really have a plan for my 30th birthday (Heck I don’t have a plan for my 20th which is less than a month away!) but I think every birthday should be important! πŸ™‚

  7. I’m dreading 30. I feel like it’s such a milestone that it forces me to realize what I haven’t accomplished and I don’t want to go there right now. Hopefully, I won’t be such a negative Nellie when the time comes around, the whole aging thing is freaking me out right now.

  8. Hmmm, 30 does kind of feel huge. But I definitely think that life is to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. So it’s just another reminder to make every moment count. πŸ™‚

  9. I’ll be 30 the same year that my dad will be 60, so we’re having a joint 80s party! πŸ™‚
    {at work, naturally, get it rather cheap!!}

    Jules

  10. I don’t remember what I did when I turned 30 – for whatever reason, I was looking forward to turning 32. Now, 10yrs later, I am 42. Every birthday is a wonderful celebration and beats the alternative! (smile) Keep celebrating Vix!

  11. 30 wasn’t too spectacular a celebration, although I did send my 30th birthday “Gandeb” letter to friends! My sister and BIL flew down for two days, culminating in a birthday evening party for which Ba.D. drove like mad to reach from Nevada.

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