Happy 30th Birthday to Me!

Today is my 30th Birthday, a day that people dread and a huge milestone in anyone’s life. I’m not actually that bothered about turning thirty though. I am, however, sad to say goodbye to my twenties. My twenties have been incredible.

I spent my 20th Birthday in the Dominican Republic with a man I had known three months. That was the start of so many holidays for Dave and I, most that we will remember forever – my Birthday in Las Vegas on 10-10-10, our honeymoon in Mexico and an incredible few days in Rome that I would relive tomorrow if I could.

I spent my 21st Birthday at Alton Towers and days before my 22nd Birthday Dave and I bought our first house together. I remember sitting on the stairs crying on my Birthday morning because I couldn’t handle another day of having no sofas or any other place to sit. We drove across London to Ikea Lakeside, ordered our sofas and got drive through KFC.

I got engaged at 23 and got married at 24. That day will forever be the best day of my life. Everything worked like clockwork, I felt truly beautiful for the first time in my life and I was married to my best friend. The sun shone and the day was incredible.

At 26 I became a Mum and live changed more than I could have ever imagined – and I changed hugely too. All our priorities, hopes and dreams shifted overnight and everything revolved around our perfect Little Pickle.

I became a Mum of two when I was 28 and now, at 30, my little family is complete. I am living in our forever home and all I can do is wonder where those last ten years have gone. But unlike my teens I have so much to show for those years – they have definitely aged me but every single line has been worth it.

So today I will be toasting my twenties. Ten incredible years of love, laughter and learning curves. Those years were pretty awesome and I am so glad to be where I am at this point in my life.

Now what will my thirties bring…?

Happy 30th Birthday to Me!


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Oh Donna this just brought a tear to my eye! What a lovely post. You deserve every little bit of happiness you have in your life, you made it all happen yourself and you should be very, very proud.
    p.s 30’s are awesome I promise xx

  2. Happy, happy birthday to you!

    What a wonderful decade of memories. Here’s to many more!

    *clinks a celebratory virtual glass of champers with you!

  3. Happy Birthday! I loved this post Donna, it sounds like you had a great time in your 20’s and I’m sure the 30’s will be even better, especially with your lovely little family. Enjoy the day and welcome to the 30 club 🙂 xx

  4. Happy Birthday! How cute is that photo?? I agree with Katie too – I’m now nearer to 40 than 30 (eep!) and my 30s have definitely been my best decade so far 🙂

  5. Lovely post, and wow, you definitely packed in lots to your 20s. My early 30s were brilliant, although I did love the freedom of my 20s. Now I’m not far off 40, so am looking forward to the plans my best friend and I are making to celebrate us turning 40 within 3 weeks of each other.

    Hope your 30s with your family are as good as the last decade.

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