Sunday, February 05, 2012


I celebrated my 40th birthday this past Friday. I can already tell you that 40 is way better than 39. I really and truly have not been dreading turning 40, but there is something about 39 that packs some sort of unspoken anticipation that I couldn't quite put my finger on. Come to find out, it was almost a relief to just get it over with and embrace 40 already.

I would be lying if I said that I haven't been thinking a lot about aging lately. Mostly I think about mortality, and how I keep forgetting that as I age, so do all of the people in my life. I wish I could get to a place where I could be okay with that, but it is something that weighs heavily on my mind from time to time.

As for my own aging, I am happy to say that I am quite content. Over the past year I think I have done a pretty good job at realizing that I have to 'put in the work to see the results'. This holds true for so many areas in life. My health is better than it has been in a long time, and it makes me feel great, knowing that it is a direct result of my hard work. I am getting better at taking time for myself...another great feeling. Plain and simple: Life is good.


Kate D. said...

You have such a good attitude towards 40. I am really dreading it. Time has really sped up since kids arrived.

Heather said...

I promise you Kate, you will feel much better when you turn 40 and get it over with. The anticipation is the worst part.

Ellen said...

Happy for you, my friend!!

Heather said...

Thank you, Ellen!

Kate did you notice my necklace? :)

Nicky said...

Happy birthday, Heather! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that you're continuing to celebrate even now!

Emily said...

How did I miss this post? I check almost daily for new excitement in your life and to see pics of your kids! So glad that 40 is wonderful. You also do it wonders!

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