“Don’t just count your years, make your years count.” ~Ernest Mayers
I have been hiding a bit, trying to enjoy the last few weeks of my 30′s, for tomorrow (October 7th) I am starting a new decade! I turn 40!
I am not sure how to feel about my age, how I am changing. How my wrinkles are developing. A few grey hairs popping up. How I am getting well, older. It has really a hold on me! I am not sure what do with what I feel today? I guess I will “grow” into this number. After all it IS just a number. But to me, I am trying to remember all of the wonderful things that happened to me in the last decade! SO many great things, including finishing my family, a trip to Disneyland. A first trip to Las Vegas. Meeting blog friends. Starting my boudoir business! SO many wonderful memories and opportunities that I am so very thankful for.
So, tonight as I go to bed, I will repeat my new mantra, that age is only an number. Inside I still feel 20! I am thankful that I am able to do some running, that I can go to Jazzercise. I have a loving family that supports everything I set out to do! I am going to remember that in my 40′s it will be very different. From raising babies, to raising pre-teens and teens! Some of my kids will graduate in this next decade. Wow. I don’t want to think that far ahead!
I have decided that my 40′s will be all about reaching my personal goals and dreams. Many of which have been on the back-burner. Now that the kids are getting older, I will have a bit more time to dedicate to myself. I might have to get a bit “selfish” for a bit. So, yah. Most of my goals are health and fitness related. I really want to run a marathon STILL. I know I tried back in 2009, and injured myself. I wanted to run a marathon by the time I was 40. I didn’t get to do that, but there are so many other wonderful things that happened in the process! I have met wonderful, supportive friends who cheer me on when I need it most! I am so thankful and blessed! I know it will happen, all in the right timing!
Tomorrow I am going to start out my morning with an early Jazzercise class, and then an evening run with friends. And then out for dinner with them all! I hope they don’t put 40 candles in my piece of cake! Goodness…too many to blow out LOL.
We also have our Canadian Thanksgiving coming up on the weekend! I am looking forward to spending time with my family, and celebrating other birthdays in my family! October is a really busy month around here! My Dad, and my little sister all share the same day! SO yes, triple the fun! I love sharing my day with both of them! It is really special! I want to wish My Dad and my sister Amy a happy birthday too! (And a special shout out to my sweet little niece, Abby! She has a birthday on the 10th!!) Yay!
So cheers to a happy, happy long weekend my Canadian friends!