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DAY 303: That's My Thinking Face...continued

Posted on the 19 May 2013 by Nicky83 @thebigthreezero
 I got thinking about what to write for my next post. I thought it was time to work through a little more of the list. The list in question is none other than the list of
'30 Things every women turning 30 should have and should know'. Check out the list here

In an attempt to get get into the spirit of  turning 30 I googled various articles and blogs and I stumbled upon this list. In an earlier post 'Day 4' I started comparing myself to this list and got as far as 1-5 . So I thought it was high time to do a few more. Here goes:...........

6. A past juicy enough that you're looking forward to retelling in your old age.

I don't like to show off but boy I've had some giggles and with them some stories to tell. All I'm going to say is....Andy do you remember that house party with the indoor pool? Clairey do you remember tequila monopoly? Joe do you remember ssx tricky with Weston's? I could go on but I won't bore you, let's just hope I remember them in my old age.

7. The realisation that you are actually going to have an old age - and some money set aside to help fund it.

When I was in my teens I could not imagine myself as a 30 year old women. Now I near my 30th birthday, I am coming to terms with the idea I'm not immortal and that just like everyone else I am getting older. Irrespective of this I still can't imagine myself in 10 years time let alone picturing myself post retirement age.

As for having a nest egg to enjoy retirement with is something now I'm older that I have thought about. Like a proper grown up I have even set up payments into a pension scheme. In this current financial climate the reality of this pension being a sufficient and steady source of income is unlikely. My wages cover essentials like rent, food and bills and after that sometimes I might have enough left over to have some fun with. What it doesn't cover is a fund for a rainy day but like an old gal at work once told me "there are no pockets in shrouds".

8. An email address, a voice mailbox and a bank account all of which nobody has access to but you.

Yes, yes and yes!
9. A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.
After finishing university I was lucky enough to get straight into employment. Six years on I am only in my second job but I think both jobs have given me just enough experience I can now remove the paper round I had at 14 from my resume!
10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
I am lucky enough to have some amazing friends. OK so I can probably count my friends on my fingers alone but what I lack in numbers I have gained in loyalty and unconditional love.
 'My wife' you are more like family to me than a friend. We have stories that go back more than 10 years. So you are one of the best links I have to my youth and my past. I can't wait to sit in our bungalow reliving those memories and arguing whose turn it is to make the tea, because I know that we have many more years of stories to come because I cant imagine experiencing life without you in it.
'My partner in crime'. I thought I had already made my friends for life and then I met you. Very few people understand me like you and you can suss me out from just a look. You always know how to make a situation better, calmer and you make me want to be a better person just like you. Thank you for being a role model to me, but mostly thanks for being the reason I show up at work everyday.
 'My monkey'. You are the reason I do it all and never give up. The thing I love the most is just how ordinary we are. We argue over the small stuff like me wanting to watch yet another episode of Greys Anatomy or you not painting the skirting boards! Our favorite kind of day is a lazy day in our PJ's doing nothing but watching netflix and feasting on bacon sandwiches and lots of chocolate. We laugh a lot at stuff others just don't get. Thank you for loving me just the way I am so we can just be ordinary together.

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