07 JANUARY 2018


Personal Post - Thoughts of a thirty something - title

Oh my heck, I’m almost Thirty!

From the minute the clock hit midnight on New Year’s Eve, the realization of turning thirty has been on my mind almost daily. No, it’s not because I feel like I’m getting old. In fact, I’ve been excited about the big THREE OH for as long as I can remember! This might have something to do with the movie “13 going on 30”. For me, there’s some kind of magic to your thirties. It feels strange to think of myself as a thirty-something. As if I’m suddenly supposed to be an adult, even though I’ve been financially independent for the last decade and been a wife for almost two years.

Now I guess that I’m supposed to be more responsible, mature or sensible? Perhaps I’ll reflect on this in 30 years from now and realise how in reality, I actually had no idea.

I’ve always put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve a certain lifestyle by the age of thirty. With my birthday creeping closer and closer, I’ve had to learn to be patient and that not everything is in my control. I might not be exactly where I thought I would be in life at this point, but that’s okay. Here’s what I have learned in my journey so far;

  • Don’t let the opinion of people mould who you are.
  • Surround yourself with people that inspire you.
  • Value the friendships that matter.
  • Don’t be afraid to let go of anything that no longer feeds your soul.
  • Say no every once in a while… it’s not the end of the world.
  • Do what makes you happy.
  • Smile often, laugh even more often!
  • Be kind, you don’t know what that person is going through.
  • Breath through the bullsh*t.
  • Never stop dreaming!
Durban Wedding Photographer - The Thoughts of a Thirty Something
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Angie VDH

Ang started her photography journey in 2012 when she was handed a camera to take some social snaps at a function and was hooked from then! Photography was something that had been in her life from a young age, with her great aunt being a member of the PSSA. Ang spent a few months with her aunt where she developed her skills and practiced photography as a hobby. After gaining some confidence she decided that this was definitely a path she wanted to take as a career and started investing in her camera gear and short courses whenever she could. In 2014 she took a leap of faith and photographed her first wedding and has never looked back since. Her photography business has slowly started to gain momentum and everything she does, she does with love.

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