It’s my birthday!

It’s my Birthday today!

It’s my birthday and right now I’m on a plane coming home from vacation. I know, not the best way to celebrate, but it’s been a great trip. At least, I think it was because I’m writing this in advance of my big day. I’m sure I had a great time!

I’m very big on birthdays, for myself and others. Everyone needs a day to celebrate being you.

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While I won’t go so far to reveal just what birthday this is for me, I do have a list to share.

I read a few lists on 50 Things to do before you’re 50. While that milestone is more than a few years away for me, I thought I’d make my own list.

Ten Things I’ve Learned in my 40s

  • I’ve accepted 40 isn’t as old as I once thought it was
  • How to say no/Refuse to feel obligated
  • Admit I’m okay with fewer friends, but they darn well better be good ones
  • Accept that irrational crushes are a good thing – and that I might have the same taste as my daughter!
  • Losing weight just got a whole lot harder!
  • Realize I often dress like I’m still in my 20s (comfy boho/grunge)
  • Realize I really can’t drink like I’m in my 20s anymore
  • To stop saying sorry for things I’m not responsible for
  • Not to argue with my children – discussions are okay but I am the parent here!
  • Pick your battles

While there’s still more for me to learn, I think I’m off to a good start. What about you? Got your own list to share?

 

6 thoughts on “It’s my birthday!

    • Thanks! I got cheesecake and happy birthday was sung to me by a variety of strangers in a Japanese steakhouse in Mexico! I can’t see that ever happening again! 🙂

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