Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Year Older

This is a week late but never mind. I turned a whole year older last Saturday. Thirty three - all the threes! I'm not the sort of person to get gloomy about the whole age thing, maybe in a few years ;-) 

Time to reflect though. So far my thirties have been great. Everyone says it is a big turning point. My twenties was the hugest learning curve. I mean you transition from a teenager to an adult, leave home, go to uni perhaps, get your first real job, move cities, move house (a lot), get fat, get thin again & like me travel the world. Make friends, lose friend, fall in love & fall very out of it again. Tears, tantrums, crazy nights, long days, smiles, laughter & major head f***s is what my twenties was all about. I was flying by the seat of my pants most of the time, ready to jump ship at a moments notice. I grew up though, I learned a lot, it made me who I am now. I'm happy look back on the crazy ten years I had of being a twenty something but happy that that faze is done.

The last three years, even the past five years I have been very stable. I laid down roots and finally had a solid base again. Not that I was looking for one, I was quite happy being a drifter. I entered my thirties grounded & resonably happy. 

Today I have extremely grateful for what I have & where I am now. It feels good. I'm where I want to be and happy to be on cruise control for a while. There is still a lot of progress to be made and places to go but for now I'm taking it a day at a time. No major life changing plans have been made, unlike last year. Time to just be.

"Go out in the world and work like money doesn't matter, sing as if no one is listening, love as if you have never been hurt, and dance as if no one is watching." - Alice Walker 

Perfect birthday - cake, champagne & a water side view


  1. Happy Belated Birthday Kat! I hope it was fun! Enjoyed your post on winter. Easy to forget about the difference in seasons between here and there. Stay warm and congratulations on what had to be a life changing year for you. Namaste.

  2. Happy Birthday Kat! I enjoyed the photo from Australia -- and cake haha :) Hope you have a wonderful year!

  3. thanks guys! Looking forward to what lies in store these next few months :-)