08 December 2011

30. So grown up.

I was going to write something profound here. After all, it's the first day of being a grown up. Today's a milestone. A day of new beginnings. Heightened expectations. And all I got is this. My favourite picture of a cupcake.

I also have this. A line I heard yesterday. "Never wake up feeling defeated". So very true. I love this outlook. Get up each day, excited at the possibilities, smiling because you're alive. And enjoy what you have!

I'm 30 today and I am excited at what the day and next decade has to offer. Today features lots of friends, macarons, a movie, Mexican food, a nap, pho and Cold Chisel in concert. This next decade features so many wonderful opportunities - I just know it.

I thought turning 30 would mean I'd feel grown up. Nothing has changed. I still wake up looking like Freddy Kruger. I am still really untidy. Just like yesterday.

When I was little I imagined it was really old. I imagined I'd be as grown up as my teachers (who were maybe only mid twenties then anyway). I thought I may carry a briefcase, wear high heels every day and have my own office. I imagined that I'd own my own house. Drive a convertible car (but I hate the wind on my face, do the roof would always be up!). Maybe I'd be married with children. My biggest dream was to have long hair. I told my doctors, they wrote it in my hospital file and reminded me when I was in my early twenties. I have none of that. But I do have a great life! And I am glad for it. Stuff the expectations of your youth, from other people. Live life and enjoy it!

I forgot. This is me air drumming to Kings of Leon DVD with Kings of Leon drumsticks. So grown up.

Have a happy day everyone. If it's your birthday too, I hope this day is very special for you.


  1. Happy Birthday Carly. Hope you have a really great day (PS: That cup cake is so pretty!)

  2. Happy birthday Carly!!!
    Enough with the grown up bit. 30's are for kicking lose literally and metaphorically. Its a time for fun as well as knowing what is important to you and going for it.
    Have an awesome day!
    Kate Bx

  3. Happy birthday hun, hope your 30s are as amazing as your 20s were :) x

  4. Happy 30th Carly! I think you have a wonderfully positive attitude about this milestone :)

  5. Happy Birthday!!! Seriously being grown up is over rated isnt it ;) I am the most fun in my life at 35 than I ever did!

    Have a wonderful day xo

  6. LOVE that photo, LOVE IT! Happy birthday C!!!xxxxx

  7. Honestly, I'm still waiting for the day when I'll finally feel grown up. I wonder if it ever arrives for any of us...

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day today. :)


    Also, that last photos is just awesome sauce! I love it :)

    Best wishes, and hope 30 is an awesome year for you!

  9. Welcome to the 30's. In a sign of how grown up I am, last year my birthday party was kid themed. We had chocolate crackles, jelly, lollies, honey joys and a dolly varden cake. My parents who were organising the games (as they should) said they had never seen a group of people so into pass the parcel.

    Keep up the air drumming!

  10. Happy Birthday lovely lady...when I turned 30 I had my party at maccas. So, who's a kid still? Me, at now twice that age & 2. At 62 I am child-like in fun and life...stuff always being grown up. Kids see the world as is..stay that way for the bits where you are having F U N.
    Denyse XXX

  11. Beautiful, vivacious post. & the perfect accompanying picture. You're great, always such good value :) happy birthday!
    Heidi xo

  12. Happy Birthday Carly!!
    It's funny how when we are kids all we want is to grow up, and then once we're "grown up" all we want is to be kids again!

  13. Brilliant photo! Haha. Happiest of Birthdays Carly. I hope your 30s bring you so much happiness xxx

  14. Happy birthday! I find the 30s are a ton of fun. Enjoy!

  15. Happy birthday, Carly! 30 is the new 20 (because 40 is the new 30, isn't it?)

  16. Whoa, whoa, whoa - who said we have to grow up when we get to 30???

    I think it's hilarious to remember what we thought 'grown up' would be like when we were little. I am sure when I was a kid, I thought being grown up would be 25, and the same kind of list you have said.....geez, at 25 I was just stating another crazy travel adventure!

    And now, all these years later I still don't have a clue what I want to "be" when I grow up.

    I say, be you....and I think, finally, at 30 you know who that is, and love who you are, cos by now you know yourself well enough to do so!


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