Just a few years ago, in the final stretch of my 20s, everything seemed pretty bleak.
The idea of turning 30 and still being in the same rut was a daunting but likely reality.
I couldn’t see a happy ending for myself and I kept making the same stupid mistakes over and over again.
I was in college for the wrong reasons.
My love life was a big fat joke.
My days were mostly spent working 12-hour shifts and then hanging out with friends at the bar generally just being bored with everything.
There was a lot of feeling sorry for myself.
I wanted what everyone wants. To have the opportunity to flourish and truly shine.
I longed for a supportive and compassionate partner who would lift me up and be my champion.
Would I travel the world? Find career satisfaction? Stamp out my bad habits and embrace change?
I basically wanted EVERYTHING, but it seemed impossible.
Mostly because I refused to believe that it could happen for me.
I simply had to smash my insecurities and take a ton of huge life-altering personal risks and say “Fuck it! I am in control of my destiny. Let’s do this!”
And here I am now. I actually got it all. A big life in London full of chaos and art and frustrating public transportation and amazing people and I’m never ever bored!
I found the person I had always dreamt of but never thought I deserved.
I have a job that I love, that is helping me grow, and challenges me daily.
I’m surrounded by beautiful and interesting people!
There is so much to be thankful for…
So, yeah…turning 30 has been a really positive thing. And I never expected it to be.
And because I landed the most loving and thoughtful husband on Earth, my 30th birthday gift was a beautiful surprise road-trip to Cornwall.
He booked for us the most adorable little cottage…
With Alpacas in the front yard…SQUEEEEEE!
Oh to be able to sleep in as long as you want and wake up to warm sunshine streaming through your window with only the soft bleating of goats in the distance. HEAVEN!
We spent an entire day trying to absorb all of the exquisite botanical treasures at The Eden Project http://www.edenproject.com/visit-us/whats-here
Lots of photos of flowers and teeny tiny plants await you…Enjoy!
The sheer scale of the Eden Project is astonishing. This is merely a snapshot really!
I couldn’t have asked for a more colorful and blissful 30th birthday than galavanting through warm tropical biomes with my super sweet man!
Hooray for my 30s!!!!!!!
Next up: Even more Eden Project treasures…