Things That Happen When You Turn Thirty

Well, I’m hitting a major milestone – thirty. The very first thoughts that came up were – wow, time flies so fast, how is this even possible? I still remember the birthday party when I turned 20. I don’t feel thirty and I don’t even look like a thirty years “old” person.

First of all, I made it into my third decade in this body. Congratulations Teresa, very well done. This body is definitely getting older, hangovers are so damn painful now, but the spirit is still so very young. What happened is that we changed our attitude. You may wonder how. Alright, we as newly-thirty-year-olds are much more calm ald peaceful.

When you’re thirty, you don’t need much time to decide, what is meaningless and what matters. You care less and less what other people think of you (except for your family and close friends) and you don’t even feel pressured to do the things that “people in our age usually do”. Yes, in your early 20s you might have thought you would be married by your thirty. But you’re thirty. You know stuff now. You have accumulated some wisdom and you have learned from your mistakes. There’s nothing you will miss out on. Life has certain plans with you and you will make it there. All it takes is to be patient and listen to the voice inside of you. Your inner voice always knows.

When you’re thirty you’ve already reached the highest high and the lowest low. You experienced your darkest and your brightest. That’s really cool because all those stages helped you to find the pure Self. The consciousness of the world and especially yourself. If you haven’t come to terms with the harm that has been done to you by other people, that’s alright. Take your time. More important thing is to be reconciled with yourself; with your weaknesses, qualities and with all the feelings you experience. Just like yourself.

When I look at our b-day pictures from ten years ago and at those pictures taken 2 days ago when I was celebrating our 30th birthday with my close friend I can’t prevent myself from smiling. We all met again at the same place, the only difference is that first wrinkles appeared on our faces. We are not defined by being married, single or by having children. We are not defined by our jobs either. We are defined by our inner selfs and by loving each other.

Thank you life for giving me those amazing gals and lads who make my life so colourful. Thank you for giving me such a great family where I have a place I can always go back to when I screw everything up.

Thank you guys for the best birthday party we could ever wish for. We cling together as the years go by and it matters to me.

I’m a rich girl.


Birthday Girl




Our dogs are having fun too.


Our dog pranksters


It feels so good.






“Those stupid low-cost airlines make me angry.”


Have fun with me..




We are thirty now. We are smart. 🙂


The Lads




We are standing still.


Spending time together


I can get there soon if you push me to the moon..



To be continued. Thank you for stopping by!


About terissmile

Teresa is the name. I was born in the Czech Republic, but since I always leave a piece of my heart in every place I had chance to live for a while, I feel more like a child of the world. It all started with moments which had a huge impact on my emotional level and on myself as well. Moments seemingly ordinary and insignificant from the common point of view, more specifically emotions written in human faces. I started chasing those candid ephemeral moments that are there only for a second and then they are gone and lost forever - be it loneliness, fear, anxiety, astonishment, joy, love, disappointment, loss... But it´s all real. Real emotions of real people. I do not follow any rules in particular, the only thing I insist on is honesty and genuineness that help me to add life to possibly every shot I take. Since minimalism is my way, I try to keep them as minimalist as possible. That is how I create my world. Take a look if you like.
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8 Responses to Things That Happen When You Turn Thirty

  1. Mara Eastern says:

    A fascinating view of a major age milestone! I must admit I didn’t take my own 30 birthday with your calmness and optimism, rather with an air of wistful sadness. Great that you’re enjoying your life! Congrats 🙂


  2. andy townend says:

    Oh so now I am trying to even remember my 30th….but hey what a lovely post, what I have learned is that the number on your birth certificate means nothing, it is what you do with your life that matters…and how you treat those who matter to you. Happy Birthday Teresa!


  3. Thirty is nothing. I’m turning 40 next winter… Fuck!


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