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.

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!


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.


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 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!

Anonymous 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?