It recently dawned on me that I’m about to turn 30. Yes the big 30! Not sure how that happened, the last thing I remember I was 22!

But as I sat on the veranda with my G&T over the weekend, I questioned my life, and thought ‘If i’m about to turn 30, shouldn’t I be married, have kids, a mortgage and the trimmings?’

I suppose this thought might have cropped up since I recently found out my ex suddenly got engaged, my previous ex to him is engaged with children and my ex (my first love) is now married and no doubt has kids on the way.

After a few days deliberating this thought, and thanks to Julia Roberts outstanding performance in Mona Lisa’s Smile, which I watched last night, I have finally been able to answer my own question.......NO!

Gone are the days where woman had to get married before their 30’s, expected to stay at home to cook, clean and produce children. (Contrary to what my grandmother thinks.)

‘Now’a’days’ it’s okay for a woman to be independent and  free thinking. Granted it’s not for all us women, and there are some that live with a sole purpose to find that ‘right’ man, settle down and have children. However I am not one of those woman, and you know what.....that’s okay too.

They say women reach their prime in their 30’s, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m happy living the single life, and to be honest I’ve never felt so comfortable in my own skin.

So to conclude; let’s bring on the 30’s, free, single and happy. It’s okay if I don’t conform and I’m happy to be different. After all, if we were all the same the world would be a pretty boring place.
Don’t you think?