Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Nudging myself along the way




Next month I turn 39.

Which is one year from 40.

Which is one of those times in your life when you start to look at your whole life and wonder if you are happy with what you've done.



And I am.



I have been brave. I have been peaceful. I have been vulnerable. I have been careful. I have been playful. I have been ridiculous. I have been confident. I have been thoughtful. I have been daring. I have been content. I have been loving. I have been patient. I have been selfish. I have been terrified. I have been thrilled. I have been frustrated. I have been open. I have been weak. I have been free.

I also have every intent of continuing to do the very same things.

Join me, please.

14 comments:

SillyGooseMama said...

Thank you. You being you inspires me to be me.

Joni K. Martin said...

I turned 33 yesterday. I'm sorry to say that I'm not quite so positive in my reaction... more like: RED ALERT! RED ALERT! MASSIVE FAIL!

jenny said...

I turn 39 in August! I so resemble everything you wrote! This year I vowed to lose 75 pounds before I am 40. I am taking it one step at a time but love seeing someone else I know going through the same things...Thanks God Bless! Jen Nesser

Susan said...

So inspiring to watch you becoming more "you" every day! And I love the new tat!!

xo from NYC

Medkid said...

Mmmmm so fantastic. I'm 11 years behind you and I can only hope to be able to say the same. You rock.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Ahhh. 39. On the cusp if 40. Spend the next year flirting with forty so that by next July you will be ready to Welcome 40 with open arms and give it a big, fat kiss full on the lips. Because 40 is the start of something big.
It.just.keeps.getting.better. Not just the sex part, silly! All of it. I turn 50 at the end of the month and am so exicied to see what the next, ahem, few decades will bring.

Fleeting Promises said...

Me too, 39 next month...let's rock it for the next 39.

coffeemom said...

I turn 49 this month...and let me tell you, I'm flirting w/ 50...but those 40's???? They are SOOO much better than those thirties!!! So, open your arms wide and grin big, it's gonna be grand!
YOu're already where it takes many women to the end of their 40's to find and relish. How much more can you find since you're already streets ahead. Exciting stuff!

il panettiere... said...

Beautiful!

Brenda Ann Simmans said...

Thanks to everyone! I am closing in on forty...September. I really needed to hear about "it" being "OK". I am trying to be positive. It seems every decade is better than the last and so it should be wonderful. :)

GB's Mom said...

You are you.

Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN} said...

A year away from 40, and you still look 16. I don't know if we can be friends anymore.

Christine said...

Sorry, Kristen, but I'm not even giving you a choice.

Sucks for you.

Over Yonder said...

In 5 days I turn 41. Honestly 40 has been enlightening spiritually. I also see way too many lines on my face this year and way too many gray hairs. But bgosh I have earned every single gray hair!!