Every year my friend Valerie and I try to come up with a saying to describe our age. For 32, it was thirty two legit to quit. We laughed at the time, but I suppose its true. I’m not quitting anything. In fact, I feel like I’m just getting started.
31 (thirty one-derful) was a great year for me. Although I sometimes lacked the patience and vision to see down the road, overall, I was able to accomplish more than I ever dreamed possible in one year. Looking back, I feel content that I lived that year to the max. Isn’t that what we’re always striving for in life anyway? Contentedness? Joy? I have both those things plus a spark that carries me always towards bigger and brighter adventures. I feel like I’m really starting to “get it”. Life gets more challenging each year, but the rewards are also so much sweeter.
Readers of this blog, thank you. I love you. I seriously, seriously love you. Being able to express myself every day has made all the difference in the world in my life. Your encouragement has given me the confidence to pursue things I only dreamed of. The gratitude I feel for you is beyond what words can describe.
For the future, I guess we’ll see. Each day I just put one foot in front of the other, and so far, those feet have not misguided me. The strategy is working so I’m going to keep it up. I’m sure 32 will not be without its pain, its disappointments, its stuggles, but I’m not afraid. I’m excited, joyful, and motivated. I think those qualities will take me far.
For today I’m thinking seafood, cake, champagne, puppy kisses, and Leila hugs. My how our birthday wishes change as we age right? If you’d like to do something nice for my birthday,
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