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F&%K I'M NEARLY 30!!!

Okay the few that know me, know I bloody hate my birthday. Always have done and don’t really see if changing, but it comes every year.

This one is the big 3-0 that’s right kids. I’m turning 30. Gone are the days of being irresponsible in my 20’s. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently and trying to work out if I’ve done “enough” to get my career going and if I honest no, no I haven’t.

I don’t feel like I’ve pushed as hard as I could have. I haven’t worked 60-70 hour weeks, I haven’t been out attending every event networking, I haven’t created as much imagery as I wanted and I also haven’t made as much money as I could have.

But am I really bothered…… Nope

Here’s why. I feel like your twenties are for being silly, while trying to grow up. There for creating a ton of debt while still paying for random holidays. We’re kids!

When I was pretty ill with depression last year, I got really into vlogging and YouTube, one of the guys I started following was Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s a New York based, multi million dollar making, business entrepreneur, who’s one of the most savvy men on the internet. He says fuck it till you're 30, you don’t have to have your shit together till you're 30yr that’s when the real work starts.

I’m not saying I’m going to be the next Gary Vaynerchuk. I wish! But I’m going to get my head down and start doing all of those grown up things. Although I do want to travel more so lets’s spend more money on that.

Weirdly, 30 feels like a different birthday to the others. I’m not going to miss my 20’s that much and I’m super excited to get cracking.

Much love as always

Twist x

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