I can only laugh when I think about how “old” I *really* am … 42 … seriously? 42? When did this happen? How did this happen? Wow!!!
I don’t feel “old.” I certainly don’t believe that I look “‘old.” So I wanna know how this happened without me knowing it?!?
I can still remember being a kid and thinking that 30 was “old.” I remember talking about the year 2000 in 5th grade and the teacher telling us that we would be 32 years old, and I immediately thought, “No way!” Wow! This is amazing!!!
What do I know about me now that I’m at this point in my life? I know that I am still the same person, just a little more refined, a little smarter, a lot stronger and more resilient than I ever believed that I could be. And I’m happy.
My childhood best friend, Joan, is STILL my Soul’s Twin, and I STILL love her dearly and keep in touch with her.
I’m still athletic. I’m still in great shape for my age and I’m proud to say that I can out do many who are younger than I am. I’ve become a better runner than I ever was as a child, maybe not faster runner (yet), but a better, smarter runner.
I love my life. I love my husband, Chris, and I love being married to him. I have four children that I am so very proud of and that I adore with all of my heart. I couldn’t ask for a better family. They’re awesome!
I have a career that I actually enjoy and that suits my personality, as well as provides me with a great salary.
I have far exceeded any expectations that I had for myself as a child … and I continue to amaze and outdo myself everyday! More importantly, I have exceeded and excelled in life when some believed that I would NOT!!! To those individuals who did not believe in me … Kiss my a$$!
I don’t believe that I have changed much. I’m really still the same ole Row. Still funny, and sarcastic, short. Still crazy.
I know that I am blessed. I am thankful to have been blessed with as many years as I have been blessed with. I am thankful for my health, strength, positive outlook, boundless energy, many wonderful, happy memories, wealth. I am thankful for my family and friends. Oh so many things to be thankful and feel blessed for!
42 … wow! I still can’t fathom that I have been on this Earth for *that* long! Wow! Just, “Wow!” Happy Birthday to me!
Belated happy birthday, girl! Age is just a number. I hope you had a fabulous celebration!
And yes, there are younger peeps out there that we can definitely out do! 😉