A Fresh Start

So, I turned 30 on Monday (20th of August). I have come to the end of a very important decade of my life.

4 out of my 5 years of higher education happened during this time, I have been together with S. for almost 9 years, I started to work, I gave birth to two lovely kids who are now 4 and a half and almost 18 months old, I lost my mother to cancer. This seems like quite an important decade to me.

Now, I am not going to cry about my lost youth. Guess what? On my birthday I felt as if I was 24 again, just with a lot fewer worries. Why 24 you might ask? Well, it was the last birthday before pregnancies/kids. When I turned 25 I was going through horrible morning sickness… And all my birthdays since spent with kids. On Monday, my dad agreed to babysit and S. went on a lunch date that stretched quite a bit into the afternoon.

Instead of crying about my youth, I see this as an opportunity, I have a fresh new decade in front of me. Lately, I have been thinking about a lot about my future. I don’t see myself teaching German forever (it is lucrative and is working better than ever, my experience, age, education etc must be responsible for some of that), but I am a child of my generation (I am a “millennial”) and feel the urge to do something different, to do something new. I catch myself thinking about what to do now, but I am certain we never actually ask ourselves the right questions, those come from outside of our closest circles.

When I applied for a job earlier this year, I realised that I am now ready for something new, that I am grown up and mature. Just what will I be doing in the future? I don’t know, and I suppose that I will find out in the future. There is just one thing I know, I want to will write more, maybe a book and I will properly revive my blog!

Thank you for reading 😍😘


This post is part of my 30 to 31 challenge. Between my 30th birthday and my 31st, I will try, and give my best to write one post (from the cuff) per week (if I must this will be done on my phone).

If you feel like joining the fun for your 23 to 24 challenge or 51 to 52 or whatever your age is… then go ahead, and if you link back to my post of the week and I’ll do my best to give you a shout out. 

© Solveig Werner 2018. All rights reserved. 

12 thoughts on “A Fresh Start

  1. Happy Belated Birthday, Solveig. My birthday was the 23rd of this month and I turned 69. I remember those “0” years and being scared or thinking I was OLD. Now, I realize age is a mindset. I think I’m young. I do things to keep me happy, and people actually think I’m young too. Go for it!! You ARE YOUNG, and your life is only beginning! Hugs.

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    1. Thank you Gwynn! Happy Birthday to you too! I feel quite young, old only if I take into account all of the things I have lived through that aren’t typically stuffed into one single decade.


    1. Thank you!
      That’s how I see it 🙂 I’ve finally grown up to be an adult …
      Now my kids are out of the baby baby phase, and I am at a good age to get serious professionally.


  2. Happy birthday to you, Solveig! Bon et heureux anniversaire! You are entering one of the coolest decade of your life. Seriously. I have quite a similar photo of myself at your age, leaving Paris for the U.S. Like you I was ready for a big change 🙂
    Enjoy this special new year!


  3. Belated Happy Birthday Solveig!!! I loved my 30s, I got my Masters degree in my 30s, had two glorious kids, cared less about what others thought, and generally had a wonderful time. It will be a great decade – you’ll see!!!


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