Behind The Blog: Turning Thirty!

Sunday 12 April 2015

Good evening beauties...
Today's post is a cheeky little addition to my Behind The Blog series, it's really just a chance for me to fill you in on the goings on during my absence and my experience of turning thirty!

The big birthday was couple of weeks ago now and it's a time in my life I've been looking forward to since I was about twenty-one LOL! My teens were a terrible time for me emotionally and I knew the hangover from that would last well into my twenties. I expected I'd need to get through A LOT of emotional untangling, discovering, learning, loving, hating and make heaps of decisions, half of which I would get wrong... And I was right hahaha! But through it all I drew comfort from my deep seated belief that at thirty, I would be where I needed to be and would have found 'home'... Right again! This is how I celebrated...


My other half of many moons swept me off my feet and blew me away with a weekend of eating, drinking and shopping in London, topped off by staying at The Shangri-La at The Shard! A beautiful five star hotel at The Shard with stunning views and amazing service, I've never been anywhere like it and can't wait to go back!


We checked into our room on level 49 and enjoyed having this amazing main view all to ourselves (they even provide binoculars so you can be a right nebby nora!)...


In the evening we had eats out and then drinks in the Gong Bar on level 52, after which we bumped into Suggs in the elevator where he wished me a happy birthday #madness! Sunday morning was spent indulging in a late breakfast to the room...


...Followed by a dip in the infinity pool on level 52, swimming above St Pauls!!!


After the best of starts to the day we braved the open air view on level 72, then left the bags with the concierge to grab a final few buys and a coffee before heading home. What a place to reflect on and enjoy one of life's milestones... Best weekend ever with my favourite person in the world!

Which brings me back to being where I needed to be... Now thirty I am content with where my rollercoaster of a life has taken me; I'm happy in my skin, I'm safe and loved in the arms of a true soulmate, financially secure (as much as you can be these days) and full of passions and hopes and dreams for what is now, a better future than I could ever have imagined!!! I am home at last. I have an awful lot to be thankful for... It just goes to show that with a lot of strength and determination to fight through the world's bulls**t whilst holding on tight to your most precious values, and never settling for less than your heart desires, anything is possible. Even more than your dreams... Even with anxiety and depression!

Since the birthday I've gained a renewed belief that the universe will pop you right where you belong when you're ready to be there... I've also been busy doing job interviews, shopping, journaling, yoga and enjoying this unseasonably good spring weather. A much needed kind of calm has come over me and I just wanted to enjoy it a while before throwing myself back into the blog and nail tech study... But I'm back now!

Next week: The Stash

Rebecca x


  1. Aww, happy (belated) birthday! Seems like a fun weekend, such an amazing treat from your guy. And I like your very zen-like thoughts on the experience of turning thirty, good to hear you're feeling this great.

    1. Thank you so much lovely! It was a wonderful treat and we both had the best time (my man said "I don't know about you but this is the best birthday I've ever had" ;) lol)... Honestly, turning thirty has been a better experience than I had hoped in terms of gaining a new perspective, it's been the emotional turning point I sooo needed! :D


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