Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a new decade

Oh, me. Oh, my.

I have certainly put a lot of pressure on myself to come up with something to say on my 40th birthday. I have whined. I have counted down. I have counted up. I have dreaded. Then I started looking forward to it. Now, finally, it's here!

Lots of people have been telling me that 40 is only a number. It's just another day. It's all in my head. Of course, most of these people are between the ages of 34 and 36. No one who is 38.5 or 39 have made these statements. =] And the 42-year-olds just laugh because they have moved on.

But I like milestones. I think God gave us a calendar and a clock for a reason, and that is to mark the passage of time. I like to reflect. Look ahead. And celebrate.

I've tried to come up with something inspirational to say today. Then, I went for motivational. How about nostalgic? Funny?

Oh, boy... so much pressure.

Mostly, I'm thankful. I am so blessed. I have a wonderful family, amazing friends and more blessings than I could ever imagine on my 40th birthday.

Whew! I think I'm going to need a wind-down period. How about another 40 days? (just kidding!)


lynn04 said...

Hooray! You survived!

lynn04 said...

I keep checking for a picture of a real, live 40 year old. Where is it?

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday 40 times!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Emily! Hope your 40th was spectacular!!

Jenny-Jenny said...

I really like milestones and new beginnings! 40 is a good one, do you think we are half way?

Hope your day was wonderful!

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