1. People always ask you want you want for your birthday and most have us don’t really know the answer. What do you say? I mean you don’t know what their budget is, if they want to get you something special or practical. What you really want is probably something that is not that thoughtful like money or shoes right? But I like the idea of looking back at things I own as little memories, memories of moments, friendships and family. I wish my answer had been an interesting book, a coffee table book that I could collect over the years, so in my thirties I had a beautiful and interesting collection. Inside each cover would be a little birthday note, dated from someone who played a part in my life, someone I shared a memory with, someone I loved.
2. Don’t waste money on heels that aren’t leather. It was only in my late 20s when I realised the value in buying quality leather shoes. Not only do they last much longer but they are so much more comfortable, I rarely get any blisters and they mould to the shape of my feet. I cringe when I think of the tacky pleather heels I have bought in my life argh I could have saved that money and would probably be at 100 pairs!
3. Don’t pluck your eye brows! If I had known that people were getting Cara Delevingne eyebrows tattooed, I would never have plucked mine into tiny little sperms swimming across my face. I had the most amazing eye brows that I would pay thousands to have back again. So off I go to get feather tattoos to try a replicate what I had in my earlier years. Sigh.
4. Date. Like most girls in their twenties, I always seemed to be in a relationship. Its not like I was out looking, but I just seemed to end up in these long term somewhat serious relationships. It seems a little backwards now that Im dating for the first time in my thirties, but I wish I knew how it important it was to date back then. The more people you sit across a table from and share a conversation, stories and experiences with, the more interesting you become, the more you realise what personality traits match or compliment yours and the better your chances are of figuring out whats actually right for you.
5. Say yes more. Im only a year and a half into my thirties but I can honestly say that my life is more interesting, challenging and enjoyable than it has ever been. I have opened myself up to opportunities that have lead me to meet new people, expand my career and create some pretty funny stories that I can continue to share as I get older.
Every year I learn so much more about myself and I wouldn’t change any of the decisions I’ve made in the past, but at the same time I like to reflect on some of the lessons I’ve learned and share them in hopes of saving a few pairs of eyebrows!