I’ve got an announcement to make……
I’m turning 40!
Not this week, or this month, BUT this year. Aghhhhh!
I figured if I put it in writing, it would feel less BIG. But, oh, it feels big.
I remember how much I dreaded turning 30 (laughing now). I remember watching the “Friends” episode where Rachel was turning 30, and her life wasn’t on “schedule” – hilarious. In hindsight of course, I now know that 30 was one of the best, most life-changing years of my life. I met my husband, had an amazing career, traveled to foreign places, and so much more. I loved Thirty.
My 30′s have had some amazing moments, like the birth of my daughter, who brought so much joy into my life.
But at the same time, some moments have rocked me to my core. Losing my mom so unexpectedly changed me forever.
So, while part of me is dreading the big 4-0, another part of me is ready to C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E! Let’s put this decade behind and move forward.
Let’s celebrate this big old birthday (and the gray hairs and wrinkles that go with it). Oh yea!
And….if we happen to have a big old bash, I’ll send out some fabulous save the date cards.
But the Big 4-O has me thinking about doing something else. I’ve been so focused on making special photo books about my daughter the last few years, so I think this year I’ll be making one about myself. Celebrating my favorite things, my hobbies, my beliefs, the people I love, the things that have changed me.
Um, one problem…..I’ve got to have someone start taking pictures of me. I’m the photographer in the family.
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