#4 Nella by Exa: Happy 30s: 4 positive points!

21 July 2017
Jul 21st, 2017

Wearing proudly Marilyn Feltz skirt and Marie-Paris shoes.

Getting older can be frightening. I remember when, as a little girl, I said I would never, ever grow up. Just like Peter Pan, I found the world of adults boring and uninteresting. I admit I sometimes regret the times when my only cares were to finish my puzzle, play or write my letter to Santa Claus six months early. On June 7th, I celebrated my 30th birthday. It’s been a month since then, and two months since I got married – and became a “big girl”. How time flies…

So what does it mean to be an adult? Here are my 4 favourite pros as a 30-years-old!

1. I got married!

To be honest, I was never happier to celebrate my birthday than I was this year. 2017 is far from over but it’s already been full of emotions. We got married in Scotland in May! Just thinking about it, my heart races again! We still haven’t received all of the pictures, but I’m looking forward to it. I’ll keep writing about this subject, not only about my personal experience, but in a more general manner. I think I became a wedding addict… Oops!

2. Job plans

When I left my previous job to start blogging and writing full-time, I knew I was starting a marathon… my biggest fear was to stumble and ditch everything. It’s not the first time I’ve tried to create my own job. The last time I did, in 2010, fear of not making it paralyzed me to the point that I sabotaged myself (I’ll write more about it in one of my next posts…). Fear of lacking money and not being able to support myself with my artistic activities paralyzed me. I broke down and found another “real” job. Well, I admit my financial fears are still with me, but this time I pulled my socks up and forbid myself to procrastinate 😉

3. Less drama, more self-control

Failing in 2010 was not a bad thing, far from it! I learned a lot from that experience. The two jobs I got fed me. They made me tougher and built up my motivation to create my own business: as the months went on, I thought more and more: I don’t belong here, I’m not growing. I began to see money and its worth in a different light. I gained more self-control in all of my actions, and even in my feelings. I also understood that I couldn’t make it on my own. It all made me prepare better: for a year and a half, I’ve been in a business incubator, Provence Création Entreprise (Provence Business Creation). There, I’m helped and supervised. I’m no longer alone and what’s more, I’m still learning. There’s no age limit for that!

4. Getting more and more confidence

Repeating to myself that there’s no age limit to try something, I finally got more confident. I took time for myself. Just before I went for it, I got an operation for my hallux valgus (something I kept postponing), and I took time to cure my acne. I learned to take care of myself, and the more I do, the more confident I get. I started learning to play Celtic harp, something I’ve been wanting to do since I was a little girl. And this year, I stepped onto a theatre stage again. As a child and a teenager, my dreams were to be a writer, an actress and to play music… In a way, they’ve come true, haven’t they?

And now my wildest dreams seem to be within my reach!

Pictures by Exa Photographie


  • Heather LeGuilloux
    Jul 27th, 2017 - 10:22 pm

    Sounds like you have been through some really great and potentially challenging changes recently but that you have overcome it all! From someone in their 30’s it can be a great time to really find out more about yourself and what you want for your future. Take care!

  • Kelly
    Jul 28th, 2017 - 5:58 am

    This sounds like a damn good year to me!! Happy 30th!! I hope your year only gets better and better! 

  • Jane
    Jul 28th, 2017 - 8:07 am

    Less drama and self control.. true this comes with age (I think so) trying to compare myself from the person I was in 2015. 🙂 Congrats on your marriage. great post.