Monday, October 31, 2016

So, This is 40...

Today, I turn the big 4-0 and I won't lie; I have thought about this day all year. This is a milestone birthday. This is one of those days/times of life where you re-evaluate your life and reflect on successes and failures and come to grips with decisions made.

So, this is 40...

I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror at Kirkland's over the weekend and thought "What is my mom doing here?" Oh... that was me.

So, this is 40... 

Things I know, do and understand at 40:

1. I am becoming my mother.

2. When I'm tired, I take a nap and it changes my perspective on life. True story.

3. It is truly better to give than to receive.

4. I've learned to always opt for the more comfortable shoes. It's a little gift to myself every day.

5.  My bladder is getting weaker. That's right; I said it. Gravity is having its way already.

6. I cherish the time I have with my husband and our dogs. We will never have this time again and my husband is truly my best friend.

7.  My backbone is stronger than steel. I fight for what I love and believe.

8.  Getting up off the floor is harder than it used to be.

9.  Kids really do grow up too fast.

10. I'm more settled than ever before. There's comfort in that.

11.  Where is all this random hair coming from?

12. Hot flashes are a real thing.

13. Peri-menopause is a real thing.

14. Diabetes is a real thing.

15. When in doubt, I over-dress.

16. The devil is in the details. It matters if I go the extra mile.

17.  I try to remember that no one has a perfect life. Everyone has challenges and short-comings. Anyone who tries to convince me otherwise, is lying to themselves and to me.

18.  I am learning to stop comparing myself to other people. Comparison is the thief of joy.

19. When older people give me advice, I listen and assume nothing.

20. I know that this world doesn't owe me anything and I'm okay with working for what I have.

 So, this is 40...

With warmth and love,

CEO- The House of Q’s
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