Yesterday I celebrated my 40th birthday.
I do subscribe to the notion that age is just a number, it just feels like a lot when 2 digits of that number change all at once.
They say you gain confidence in your 40’s, that you’re more sure of yourself. I’m proud to say that I feel as though I am starting off strong. While I had some goals/projects that I hoped would have come to fruition before I turned 40, I feel at peace. Truly. I know that there is a reason they’re taking longer than expected and that I should focus more on the journey. There must be more preparation on my part, more to be learned.
While I am finding myself acquiring more nagging injuries from running (hello, plantar fasciitis!), it is requiring me to take better care of myself. To stretch more, add in more yoga to my routine, to rest and recover, to be patient.
It’s funny how as we get older, birthdays tend to pass without much fanfare. I started the day with my mammogram and then I am blessed to say that I was spoiled this year. I was showered with many kind, personal messages from students, friends and family. Beautiful flowers arrived from my sister and sister in law. And my Boo made me the most delicious dinner.
Adam was in the mood to make a Dutch/Japanese fusion experience. A pairing I never would have considered, but delicious nonetheless.
While the celebrating will continue a bit longer, I am feeling quite optimistic about this new decade and all that it has to offer….