Turning 40: Fun, Fearless & Fabulous

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Blowing out birthday candles. I am turning 40 this month.

There’s this whole aura of hype surrounding turning 40, like it’s the grand milestone that’s supposed to shake up your existence completely. But honestly, when I stroll down memory lane through the last decade, my thirties were the real game-changer for me. They were the years that packed in more life-altering moments than I could have ever anticipated.

My thirties were a whirlwind of activity.

I said “I do” at 31, welcomed my first daughter at 32, followed by another at 34, and then our third at 37. Throw in a couple of dogs, a couple of house purchases, and countless cherished memories made along the way; my thirties were like hitting the jackpot of life experiences.

As I inch closer to the big 4-0, I find myself hoping that the goodness train doesn’t come to a screeching halt. I want to take all the lessons, joys, and adventures from my thirties and sprinkle them generously into this new chapter.

You see, there’s this notion that hitting 40 is a turning point when your life takes a drastic detour.

But honestly, I’m not ready for a sharp left turn. I want to keep soaking up the magic of watching my kids grow and relishing in every precious moment with my family, whether it’s a grand adventure or simply cuddling up with a good book.

Sure, hitting 40 is exciting, but it’s just another notch on the birthday belt for me. I’m not looking for a radical change; I’m looking to savor the fruits of our labor from the past decade and continue building upon the foundation of love and fun we’ve cultivated.

So here’s to embracing 40 with open arms!

I hope to carry the wisdom of my past and go head first into the excitement for what lies ahead. Who says life has to drastically alter at a certain age? I’m here to prove that the adventure continues, no matter what the calendar says.

Cheers to 40 – may it continue to be fun, fearless, and absolutely fabulous!

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