Tomorrow I turn 40. There. I said it. I'm turning 40. How the heck did that happen? Last I knew, I was buying my first bottle of liquor as a 21-year-old!
This birthday is a little different for me than others. For some reason, the age of 40 signifies a new stage in life. In some cases, your life may be half over, but I like to think that mine is just beginning. I consider myself a late bloomer in life. I put my career first and had a grand ole time doing it! The one thing I have wanted more than anything in life is a family. In fact, my success in life is determined by my family and frankly, in my 30's, I felt like I was failing. Sure, I met my wonderful husband, and had two great children. It was not until our third little angel came long that we finally "got it". This thing called living. I think we finally got it.
So now I begin my life at 40 as if I was just born. I am home taking care of my children as I was meant to do. I gave birth last year to a beautiful baby girl who I continue to nourish with my aging body every day. If this doesn't keep one young I don't know what does. I finally have a family marked by traditions, love, comfort, and joy. I have great plans for this aging body this year, challenging my body and soul to it's max. So I will take all the fun loving jokes of being over the hill as a dose of medicinal laughter and begin my new wonderful life at 40. Today, I feel younger than I ever did in my 30's, I choose to begin this stage with renewed energy. That is just my perspective on aging.