Thursday 2 August 2012

Age is just a number

So, tomorrow is my birthday and I turn 30
For as long as I can remember I have DREADED turning that age, it just seemed so old!
And now it has come around it actually doesn't seem that bad (I'm saying this now, there may be screaming fits tomorrow! haha)
I know it sounds like a cliche, but age is just a number
I still feel young, hopefully look young ( I do get asked for i.d quite a bit) and act young
My nana passed when she was 97 and she was one of my favourite people to be around
She had such a young soul, she'd even let me dye some of her hair pink
I hope if I get to that age I'm just as fun as her

When I think about how stressed in the past I have been about turning this age, it seems so silly
It doesn't mean ANYTHING!
Society makes us feel we should be at certain stages at certain ages
So, right now I should probably be married, have a mortgage, maybe a kid and have my career planned out
And I don't
And you know what? I'm happy about that!
I've never been one to conform, why should I now?
I have so many dreams, plans, ambitions and wishes and I feel I've gotten to the stage now that I feel free! 
Sure I have bills, worries and crap that I have to deal with
But I feel now I am free to do what I want to do, be who I am and not care what people think of me
A few weeks ago I was umming and ahhing in a supermarket over buying a cute hair bow from the kids section
'Am I too old for this?....Will I look silly'
It's cute and I like it!
I'm sure a lot of us have had these feelings, but we shouldn't
Age really doesn't matter!
And one day I'm gonna be a cool looking granny rocking some pink pigtails and a Hello Kitty bag!
Be yourself and love who you are



  1. I love this, Claire! I'm turning 28 in a few weeks and have been feeling a huge quarterlife crisis (although I've been going through that since college, really). I've been freaking out about feeling 'old' (I know it's ridiculous!) and worrying about life purpose and am I doing enough/being enough/doing the right things/etc. by this age,'re so right. It doesn't matter! What matters is doing what feels right for you. I like to think I'm a perpetual child inside, and while I can't stop wrinkles from forming or gray hairs from sprouting, I can keep my spirit as young as I like (and I have been having pink hair cravings, too!). Happy birthday and I'm so glad that you're feeling good about turning 30, and knowing it's nothin' but a number! : )

    1. Thanks Lesley!
      You are totally right!
      Do what feels right for you!

  2. Age is just a number baby! I'm turning 30 next June and, so far anyway, I'm not at all bothered! It probably helps that almost everyone I know is older than me already so it just doesn't seem like a big deal. I also still buy kiddie hair clips, H&M kids is totally the best place for accessories & it's so cheap!

    Happy Birthday!!

  3. This post is excellent. Age really doesn't matter! And... half my wardrobe would be considered "kids clothes" or something similar to most people. I have a unicorn dress, plenty of hair bows, and more. It makes me happy, so... whatever!

    Happy birthday, Claire!!

  4. 30 is my scary age too, only 4 years to go! But seriously you have to live life to the fullest, take care of yourself and don't take anything too seriously - no matter what age you are! Happy birthday!! :)

  5. Awesome post!! (I know I'm a bit late to it, don't know how i missed it) I feel the same, mines in march. At the end of last year I was majorly freakin out about it but i've also found that the nearer it gets the less bothered I am. My life is not in anyway the life society expects of a soon to be 30 year old.. but what the hell! Like you say, it really doesn't matter! ...that plus we'll be the coolest 30 yr olds in the world! ;)
    (although it does still sound so old, it's still hard to believe when you see it written down isn't it, haha)

    young at heart! xxx


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