Comedy, Writing

20 Things Every Woman Should Have Done by the Time she is 30

Welcome to the part of the blog where I rally against my impending 30th by rating my life against the life a woman’s lifestyle website says I should be having by now.

(See previous installment – 20 things women should stop wearing after 30)

How do I compare to the milestones and goals set by the magical wizard women, who would be played by Kate Hudson if this article was made into a film, with their adult choices, friends and ability to always learn from their mistakes.


I invite you to play along. Continue reading “20 Things Every Woman Should Have Done by the Time she is 30”

Comedy, Writing

20 things women should stop wearing after age 30

In less then 5 months I am going to hit the big 3-0 and a deep feeling of shame and regret burns through my abdomen, differing slightly from the giddy excitement I felt upon finally 8, 12 or even 18.

Turning 8 meant being allowed to stay up an extra fifteen minutes each evening. Turning 12 meant seeing Ace Ventura Pet Detective at the cinema and the possibility of getting boobs and turning 18 meant the guilt, so firmly etched onto my face every time I was asked for ID, finally dissipated. Getting into nightclubs underage was no longer a strategic mission where the most weathered faced girl would be planted at the front of our posse, the most juvenile looking sandwiched in the middle and I would be on ‘phone duty,’ i.e smoking cigarettes (like a grown up,) and pretending to be on the phone about how impossible it was to find a parking space near my flat. Continue reading “20 things women should stop wearing after age 30”