Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crisis Averted

Dear Friends,
Do you remember last year when I thought I was turning 40,
and my sister commented on my blog to tell me that I was only turning 39? 
That was funny huh?

NO!  It wasn't!  It was the first time I realized that I was losing my mind.
ALREADY!

MID-LIFE had arrived, and I didn't even know it!



Crisis set in!
And I have taken full advantage of it!
All year long, whenever I have done something crazy, strange, or a little off..(frequently)
I have blamed it on my Midlife Crisis, and people seem to accept it.
It has been very empowering to do things that I have always wanted to do,
( but never dared, )
and fall back on this mid-life scape goat.

So, in the year before I turned 40 I-
-Bought jeans that are NOT "Mom" jeans.
-Worked on Building my dream business, and learned to allow myself to succeed, and more importantly- how to fail....and keep going.
-Dyed my hair, Bleached my hair.
-Fell in love with pretty shoes....bought them, and wore them!
-Loved my Family even more.
-Made new friends and finally met old friends.
- and 100 other equally important (yet much less interesting) things.

I'm NOT afraid of 40! 
I'm happy!
My life is very blessed, and I am VERY thankful!

Thanks to all of you that have become such a big part of my life.  Thanks for the laughs, encouragement, and your support through the hard times.
I love you!

9 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You are going to love your 40's. I have become more creative and fearless. PLUS, I am having so much more fun. I have realized life is way to short to not enjoy myself and fiercely love those around me.

ENJOY!

Amy said...

Age 40 leaves me paralized with fear...ok not that bad but I am holding onto my 30s with a vengance. I have a few more years till i hit it but knowing you are doing well with it leaves me hope...lol...ok I am just being a bit silly here...but really I still turn 29 every year!

queen of everything said...

enjoy the forties. i'm thrilled that you are approaching it with such a great attitude

It's A Wonderful said...

The Forties are so empowering! You pretty much know who you are...and if one day you wake up and aren't sure, you pull a Scarlet and say, "fiddle-dee-dee!" and tell everyone to take a hike!

佳梅 said...

you look great today..................................................

Carrot Jello said...

We should hold hands a do a "Red Rover" into 40 together.

Melanie said...

You think 40 is bad....wait until you turn50!! You are young and so very talented..wishing you a great year ahead!

Yulia said...

so-so optimistic!

Scrappinfor3 said...

Ahh, you're not at midlife. . .I know that I plan to live to at least 100 (and be very active & happy all of the way) - so midlife isn't until 50 ish, right?

Enjoy!