30 Things I’m Glad I Did Before Turning Thirty

Kirei Gluta Caps

 “Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.” -C.S. Lewis

To be honest, I don’t think that I got “adulting” to a tee yet. If you’ll pass me by the street, you’ll mistake me for a high school kid. (And this has happened way too often.) I stand at only 4 feet, 11 inches; and while I am proud of my petite frame and my ability to fit in a small window (handy when you get locked out), I find that some people don’t take me seriously. Like for example, at my daughter’s PTA, other moms think I got pregnant in my teens. I do enjoy seeing people’s faces when they ask me how old I am and I give them the answer.

I turned thirty a few days ago. At my age, I find that a handful of true friends are better than a hundred acquaintances, and being popular is not really that important. (and also, sleep is waaaaay better than partying all night!)

Me at thirty

How does it feel being thirty? I do feel that some things are not worth sweating over and I have become more appreciative of everything that life has given me. I have done things that I am proud of, and some things that are embarrassing and stupid. I don’t regret anything, though, ’cause every mistake has also shaped me and led me to where I am today. But, let’s just focus on the positive, shall we?

30 Things I’m Glad I Did Before Turning Thirty (in no particular order)

  1. Had the longest road trip of my life that lasted for a week.
  2. Been to Davao.
  3. Crossed the San Juanico Bridge- the longest bridge in the Philippines.
  4. Rode an airplane.
  5. Passed UPCAT.
  6. Lived in Baguio City for two years.
  7. Studied ballet for two years.
  8. Pulled an all-nighter with my friends.
  9. Won 2nd place in a Dance Sports Competition. Won silver medal in Dance Sports, modern category
  10.  Learned to swim.
  11. Learned to ride a bicycle.
  12. Joined the Singles for Christ, where I met my husband.
  13. Got married. Wedding photo
  14. Gave birth to two daughters.
  15. Finished reading the Harry Potter series.
  16. Watched all the Harry Potter movies.
  17. Got to see The Ruins in Bacolod City. The Ruins at Bacolod City
  18. Bought life insurance.
  19. Registered as a voter.
  20. Invested in the stock market.
  21. Invested in Equity Funds.
  22. Invested in a crowdfunding platform.
  23. Joined the The Truly Rich Club.
  24. Bought the rights to an elementary school, GROWWE Learning Center, Inc.
  25. Purchased a house lot.
  26. Walked in a tight rope suspended 30 feet in the air while inside a hamster wheel. walking in a tightrope
  27. Learned yoga.
  28. Booked a trip to Coron, Palawan.
  29. Read atleast 15 books from Stephen King.
  30. Started a blog.

I know life still has a lot of lemons to throw at me. I am quite excited ’cause I know there’s still a lot more to learn and to experience, and a lot more margaritas to make. Cheers to being 30!

Kirei Gluta Caps


24 thoughts on “30 Things I’m Glad I Did Before Turning Thirty

    1. Thank you! I was able to walk on that hamster wheel because I was with my husband, he was on the other wheel and was encouraging me. But, I will never do that again! Lol! I am terrified of heights!

  1. This was an awesome read! Thanks so much for sharing your life with the world. What of the 30 was your proudest accomplishment, and why? <3 . Blessings, Evelyn

    1. I would say that my proudest accomplishment is giving birth to my two daughters. They are the greatest blessing that life has given me. Also, nothing comes close to the experience of having to deliver a human being into this world.

  2. This is a fantastic list and you’ve had a lot of life experience thus far. For me 30 wasn’t nearly as big of a deal as I thought it would be. I don’t even lie and say I’m 29 (for the 4th year running). What I’m happiest about is finally getting peace with aging and that, like your experiences, is priceless.

  3. What a great list! My husband turns 30 in December, I still have 4 more years to go, haha! I’m glad you read all the Harry Potter books and saw the movies, it’s my favorite series of all time!

    1. Thanks! That was really scary, I am afraid of heights! But my husband’s with me, he was on the other hamster wheel, and he was encouraging me with every step.

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