Dear 30s, I’m leaving you

Dear 30s, I’m leaving you

Dear 30s,

By the time you read this, I will be gone.

We will never see each other again. But please don’t be sad. It’s not you, it’s me.

No really… it is me.

Much as I’d like to stay with you a bit longer, no-one has found a way to halt the progress of time.

I’m getting older. It was inevitable. We knew it couldn’t last forever.

Thanks for the memories. I can honestly say you have brought about the most life changes. I went to hell and back with you.

But the important thing is that I’m back.

And I can’t tell you how grateful I am, for sending me into the next decade knowing Donna (warts and all) for the first time, and finally accepting her.

When we first got together I was so naive.


Me at my 30th birthday party in an Italian restaurant


Married for 6 months, with a decent career. Believing all I had to do was get pregnant and I’d have it all.

Losing 2 babies showed me life wasn’t like that.

And then having 2 babies was no bowl of cherries either.

Don’t get me wrong. I love them to bits. They are my finest work, and we went through so much to have them.

I just never believed all that crap when people said kids were a hard slog.

And I didn’t count on PND.

So here I am, 10 years older, a little wiser, and a fair few lbs heavier (that’s the bit I’m trying to change).

If you’d told me when we met what you were about to put me through, I’d have drop-kicked you in the ‘nads (do decades have ‘nads?)

But how can I regret a time in my life which produced this…


Dear 30s, I’m leaving you


So off I go to my 40s, which is bound to be a smoother relationship than my time with you.



My 40th celebrations – ten-pin bowling with the kids

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7 Thoughts on “Dear 30s, I’m leaving you

  1. Happy Birthday. And for what it’s worth your forties rock (I am 42). X.

  2. MARGRET on June 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm said:

    You rock Donna.. Whatever age you are. You are still the lovely down to earth Geordie lass I have known for the last (whisper it) 13 years. Hope you and yor lovely family had a fantastic day xx

  3. right! 40′s are great years, welcome to the club!

  4. Brill post, Happy Birthday!

    There was no getting away from my 40th, it was a school day and the children told EVERYONE it was my birthday. T also put “You are 40″ post-it notes on every surface he could find!

    Don’t regret my 30′s but am definitely enjoying this decade more!

  5. So so proud of you hunny, you have achieved so much and still look amazing for it! Here’s to the next 10 years! :)

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