Next week I turn the ripe old age of 29 and I am not happy.
I know what a lot of people say, a lot of my friends say this to me a lot of the time, 29 isn’t THAT old. Well it feels old right now, 30 feels faaaaaar to close for comfort.
Although I have heard that life begins at the age of 30. Right?
I’m at the stage in my life where friends around me are starting to get married and have babies. And it has made me even more sure that I don’t want that. Right now. But the thing is, I do want it at some age and I am just worried my time is running out a little.
I still have so much more I want to achieve before my life gets mundane and I am panicking I don’t have enough time.
The only goals I set myself are travel related (oh and that small one of starting my own event management company – 2018 is set to be an INCREDIBLY busy year). And the list keeps getting longer and longer before I managed to actually achieve any of them.
The one thing I am not stressed about is reaching 30 countries before turning 30 years of age, I achieved that nearly 2 years ago. Thank you Guatemala. I am trying hard to get to 40 countries and this could be more of a challenge.
The thing is, I am worried I came to this travel game a bit late. When I was 24 and casually swanning my way around South East Asia, I had no real goals and setting myself a 30 country target seemed great fun. 30 seemed like an awfully long way off. It wasn’t until last year I realised exactly how much travel meant to me and how important it was in my life.
What would have happened if I had realised this earlier? Think how much I could have achieved!
Likewise with this blog. I realise how much time and dedication it takes to make a blog successful and how much I have to learn. I have so far to go! Am I too old to really be able to get it where I want it and then enjoy the rewards?
So, onto more exciting things, what are my travel plans?
Well my 29th year is fairly planned out, I just need to find some money and do some booking.
Then the year after, turning 30 means I get to plan a fun birthday weekend away. After that I want to finally climb Machu Picchu, explore the Amazon a little bit and then do some volunteering in Bolivia. That’s the hope anyway.
But I do need to find the funds! Again at the ripe old age of 29 should I not be more together financially? Perhaps even have a house? Or even finally not be single anymore? I feel like I am a 23 year old trapped in a 29 year olds body!
See! So much to do and so little time. Help a girl out, panicking over here!