Good morning all. As I sit here writing this, I can’t help but to watch the clock, waiting for midnight, for October 2nd to roll over into October 3rd. Why? No, not for my break time (I work nights). The reason is simple:
On October 3rd, I will forever leave my 30’s behind. Yep, that’s right, I will join the group of 40 year olds.
By the time you read this, you will no longer be reading a blog post written by a 39 year old woman but from a 40 year old woman.
Big difference? Maybe….
There are those familiar sayings about a person turning forty. You know the ones:
- Over the hill
- Your life is half over
- One foot in the grave
- It’s all downhill from here
They go on and on. Now I’m not going to lie. Turning 40 makes me feel a tad bit depressed. I mean, I have been alive and on this Earth for 40 years and I don’t know, I just thought I would have done more with my time.
I refuse to dig myself into a pit of despair about all of the things I have not done or the places I’ve never been. Instead, I want to think about everything I have experienced in my last 40 years.
1. I didn’t finish high school
I got my G.E.D.
2. I worked on a stinky chicken farm
I met my best friend in the whole world
3. Unfortunately I had to quit college
I have a very good paying job
A great partner
4. I got married…and divorced
I met and married my soul mate
5. I didn’t have the twins I always wanted
I did have two beautiful children
became a step mom to another beautiful child
6. I’m not living in some million dollar mansion
I did purchase an even better, cozy, loving home with my wonderful husband
7. I didn’t get on become a NY Times Bestsellers List or sign a movie deal based on my books (YET…)
I did become a published author!
P.S. The 3rd full length book in The Perfect Order series is in the early stages…
So, to sum it all up:
I may not have accomplished everything I wanted to in the way I wanted to…
And I may not have “The Perfect Life”…
But what I have accomplished is amazing to me
And what I do have, the LIFE I have, is perfect for me.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Enjoy!