Writing 101 (Day 2 – Things I’ve learned…)


Inspired by today’s Writing 101 prompt, I am writing a list of the thirty things I’ve learned since turning 30.

As you all know, I spent ages dwelling on this milestone and in reality I really shouldn’t have.

So, let’s not keep you waiting…

(Thirty) Things I Learned (since turning 30)

  1. It’s really not that bad
  2. Your birthday will probably feel like any other birthday, just with a few more treats
  3. Life begins at thirty
  4. Your twenties are for working out what it is you want to do
  5. You thirties are for enjoying what is is you’ve decided to do
  6. You no longer care what people think
  7. You are more patient
  8. You are more sympathetic
  9. You take an interest in what’s happening in the world
  10. You dress to your size/shape, accepting you may never have the body you want
  11. Lists are awesome – you may forget things easily
  12. Life is for living
  13. Alcohol is evil
  14. Healthy foods aren’t all bad
  15. Smoking really is bad
  16. Sun cream is important
  17. Moisturiser is important
  18. Look after your teeth
  19. Look after your feet
  20. Diets don’t work
  21. Occasionally you have to wear comfortable shoes
  22. The early bird catches the worm
  23. Live your dreams
  24. Don’t be afraid of going for what it is you really want
  25. Don’t be afraid of sticking up for yourself
  26. Sometimes shortcuts are okay
  27. You don’t have to be perfect all the time
  28. Ask for help if you need it!
  29. Fix broken relationships
  30. Don’t spent too much time on social media – live your life, stop tweeting it

For more ramblings about my 30th year please check out “The List”.

About Donna-Louise Bishop

I'm a writer, freelance reporter, creative writing tutor, and blogger, living in the beautiful county of Norfolk UK. In my spare time I am also a wife, a mother to three boys, and a human washing machine.
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7 Responses to Writing 101 (Day 2 – Things I’ve learned…)

  1. Sonya says:

    Funny how turning 30 seems such a big thing beforehand, and once it’s happened, it’s no big deal…

  2. Marquessa says:

    Wise woman, I wish had realized some of those by that age! 🙂

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