Turning 30 and New Years Eve
I turned 30 last week. For the most part I don’t feel any different. But the more I think about it, the more I comprehend how much we change between the ages of 20 and 30. Also, tonight is New Years Eve, a time we’re all a little introspective. Some things I’ve learned:
You are not entitled to anything
Life is not easy or fair. You just have to get on with it — shit things happen and if you let it eat away at your spirit it will destroy you. If you’re lucky, these things will make you stronger and make you appreciate all the things you do have.
Having kids changes you
Not in a small way, but in a fundamental, biological way that I cannot even put into words. It is amazing.
You also realise that family is literally everything. Especially when you lose parts of your family and when your family are all scattered across the globe.
Always be making stuff
It doesn’t matter what it is: a photograph, a novel, an app, a house. Building and making things is the most therapeutic thing for me to do (along with exercise). Start small.
You run out of Fucks to give
At some point you will stop putting time and energy into people and things that bring you down. Negativity is painfully infectious and I’ve learned to stay as far away from it as I possibly can.
Do what you Love
This is a huge cliche but so obvious and true. We spend a massive chunk of our lives working and for a lot of us, we are shoehorned into one industry or job straight after we finish school. We think there is a huge rush to figure out what we are going to do with our lives, but really we have tons of time. Figure out what you love and you will be good at it.
Happy New Year all! 🎉