Another Year Older…

Hi everyone and welcome back to the blog! I am having a great week this week, I celebrated my birthday on Monday and as I write this we are heading to the Rockies with family! For this week’s post, seeing as it was my birthday on Monday, I thought I would chat about turning another year older? Turning 33…when to be honest, I sometimes feel 23!


Turning 33…

I guess at this stage of my life I’m expected to be married, have kids and all that adult stuff! This will happen, but sure all in good time. Did you know in Ireland, last year it was reported that the average age of women having babies in 32.5? Times have changed, and some people opt to have kids a little later in life. Circumstance also plays a part, people are prioritising, maybe they want to have a house bought or built, maybe they want to travel or just bit a bit more financially secure and sometimes people just don’t want to have kids!

I have learnt a lot since turning 30, let alone 33. I know I talked about this before, but I finally woke up to the fact that it does not matter what people think and we should be doing what makes us happy – as long as we are not hurting anyone.

I am probably much happier in my own skin now than I have ever been. Cellulite, wrinkles and all! Life is short, and time is going by so fast that we should be enjoying ourselves and not focusing on the trivial things.

The day before I turned 33, I passed my swimming class, I can finally jump in and swim in the deep end with out freaking out (too much!) and I can thread water. Only a couple of months before that I was petrified of the deep end and wouldn’t let go of the wall. You really are never to old to learn new things. You just have to stop thinking about doing it and just do it?

The one thing I want to do before my next birthday is have travelled a lot more. There’s a whole big world out there that I want to explore?

So now ask yourself, what do you want to do before your next birthday? Learn to swim, learn a new language, go back to school, change jobs, learn to drive? Don’t use age as an excuse as age really is only a number, just go for it?

Thanks for reading,

Rachel x

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