Today is my Birthday...

...and not just any birthday. Today I begin another {gulp} decade. Yes, it is true...I have reached a milestone. Today I am 40. When I say it out loud, it seems surreal. How can it possibly be that I am 40 years old? Sure I have 4 kids. Sure my oldest is almost 14. But 40? That is old! Or at least I USED to think so. Right now I'm thinking it is very, very young! Right now I'm thinking 50 is a whole 10 years away and I'm in the prime of my life. Right now I'm thinking the future is very, very bright. In all actuality I'm looking forward to my 40's. I will NOT be pregnant ever again, and as much as I can, I have reclaimed my body. After training most of this year for a mini triathlon, I'm in the best shape of my life. My hair has finally recovered from 4 pregnancies and is regaining it's life and curl once again ...albeit there is a bit of grey in there...but no one will never know! My jewelry business is thriving, and I more creative ideas than I know what to do with. And I have a family that loves me, and even likes me most of the time. After spending the last year in "traditional" school, my kids have asked to come home for school again. They like me, they really, really like me! So I will treasure this year. Treasure having them all to myself. (and in the middle of the year if you hear me say otherwise, please remind me of this post!) So instead of bemoaning and dreading the fact that I have reached the big 4 - 0. I'm going to be grateful....and I'm going to CELEBRATE. I'm going to chase my dogs, play frisbee with my kids, throw a baseball so hard it stings my son's hand! I'm going to jam out to tunes from the 80's... because I know all the words. I will climb trees, and swing high and I will laugh out loud...often. So wish me a Happy Birthday, 'cause I'm in the mood for a party!


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