Another year older; another day closer to 30

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Sorry I haven’t been around over the past week, I have missed 2 blog posts which has felt very naughty indeed. Thursday was spent working an extra shift at the day job, but the weekend was my birthday! And I took some much needed chill time! I’ve taken a lot on at the moment and I think I’ve been starting to feel it; between working on my blog and taking on extra training at work I’ve been feeling the squeeze a little so this weekend was a wonderful reprieve!


I got some wonderful presents from my family, but my work buddies gave me the most blog appropriate presents: yarn and a hook case! For girls who know absolutely nothing about crochet this was such a thoughtful and lovely present to receive! Not to mention that my own homemade hook case is beginning to severely fall apart! It’s such a cute case! And I can finally move my KnitPro Symfonie hooks out of the plastic case they arrived in!

Hook case
Holding some of my many hooks











The yarn is super cute! I’ve never used Sugar ‘n Cream before but it feels super soft and the colours are adorable! I need to find myself the perfect 50g project! Perhaps some handwarmers or a hat?

Cute yarn!

As my birthday came to a close I’ve been very reflective on what this means for the next year for me. 1 year, that’s all I’ve got until I turn 30. The panic may have set in a little. I don’t really have an issue with turning older; I always feel like I’ve gotten better with age and I’m quite old fashioned anyway so getting older just feels like somewhere I was always going anyway. I’m clearly supposed to be 90 already! With that in mind however 30 is a big milestone: actual adulthood. Being in your twenties never really feels like you’ve grown up, ok you’ve got a job, maybe a degree, perhaps you bought a house but it can still feel a bit like your pretending to be an adult. 30 feels like I may have to try and actually be an adult! Scary stuff!

So within my reflection I think I’ve some up with a few things I want out of my life before the big three oh!

Career Success!

Yes everyone wants this! But I don’t really mean promotions and world fame this time. What I want is to love going to my job and to have my blog working for me alongside it. While this is my passion project I would love for this project to give us some extra stability and perhaps for a little of my hard work to pay off. While it is still for fun…. we all need someone to write for.

Work-Life balance

Yes, I know this is the second work related wish, but I think it’s a very important one, especially because I’ve been very bad at this recently. Now truthfully I’d love to have the financial freedom to be able to quit my job and spend all my time with my family! Who wouldn’t?! But there is a balance in there somewhere. We need to earn enough money to keep us going and fund our little adventures, but we need enough time and energy to make the most of it. I know I’ve been wearing myself out recently but I’m hoping that it will pay off and I can begin to have more adventure time with the other half!

Have a House I’m Proud of

I love our little house but it needs a facelift! I want to get off my bum and revamp, recycle and craft my way to a blissful home. I think in order to keep wish number 2 in check I’ll have to be clever about it and revamp on a budget. I wish I had more of a stash of craft supplies to fall back on, however I come from a mother who can make anything from a cereal box and a lick of paint! I can do this!

Keep Friendships Alive!

This goes back to point number 2, that I haven’t been balancing work and life and my friendships have been falling to the wayside…. I’ve already started on this endeavor (my August is all booked up with catchup sessions!) but I do need to put more effort into keeping these important relationships alive.

Be Happy

This is really the most important thing on the list, as long as we are happy we can tackle any other problems in life! This is not to say that I’m not happy now, just that I want to keep it up. I want to ask myself at any point in any day, ‘Are you happy?’ and to reply to myself: ‘Yes I am!’

Todays post was slightly more personal that usual, however I think it’s nice to get these things out in the open! And what do I write a blog for if not share our personal journeys! Are you hitting a milestone birthday, or just reflecting on life recently? What do you really want out of life? Comment below, let’s start a discussion!!


  1. Jill says:

    Happy birthday! I turned 30 last year so I can definitely relate to this post but it’s not so bad!

    1. Thank you! Glad to hear it’s not all bad 😀

  2. Whitney says:

    Happy Birthday!! I’m 31 and I still feel very young like I’m 22. I’m carefree and easy-going, so I often forget how old I am haha

    That yarn case is super cute!

    1. Thank you! I keep thinking ‘at some point I should probably start feeling like an adult’, but then I have chocolate for breakfast and play computer games for a whole day and decide ‘naaaah’!

      Isn’t the case amazing?! The girls know absolutely nothing about crochet and picked perfect presents!

  3. Happy Birthday! It’s great to see how you lay out your goals. Much success achieving them! xo

    1. Thankyou, I really want to start concentrating on being happy, it’s the most important thing in life!

  4. Hannah says:

    I hope you had a great birthday!

    1. I really did, thank you!!

  5. Happy Birthday! No doubt you are going to crush your goals!

    1. Thank you! I definitely feel more empowered by writing it down for the world to see!

  6. Kaylee says:

    I love your style of writing. I have a blanket I’ve been meaning to finish and I just can’t get around to it.

    1. Thank you so much <3 I like to keep myself motivated by doing a few stitches in ad breaks or small moments in the day. Just a few stitches and put it down. Before I know it it's halfway done and I can't wait to finish it! Speaking of which I have a scarf pattern I need to work on.... guess I should take my own advice and do a few stitches 😛

  7. righstopmedia says:

    Seems like you fully enjoy your birthday setting your goals and achieving them is a must congrats

    1. Thank you, I did really enjoy the reflection, here’s to positive change!

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