Wednesday, July 1, 2015

On the Eve of 40

So here it is, the night before I say goodbye to my 30's and hello to 40.  The 30's were a very significant decade of much growth, change, love and heartbreak:

  • Had 2 out of 3 of my babies 
  • Quit teaching and became a SAHM
  • Made many new friends and my village grew
  • Cancer was brought into our lives in many ways, some horrible, some victorious and always never giving up
  • Continued to grow in what I love to do most- being creative
  • Grew leaps and bounds in my marriage
  • Learned more about my personality and what brings me comfort, happiness and contentment
  • Learned that I can't carry every burden on my own and that I need something bigger than myself to guide me
There are so many, many more that I can't even begin to think about!

Exactly a year ago, tomorrow, I began my journey to complete 40 Things Before 40 http://mamabirdy-happinessishomemade.blogspot.com/2014/07/40-before-40.html

Somewhere around May, I realized that I needed to stop worrying so much about completing every task.  My life is busy!  I have 3 little boys that need me and a husband, as well.  We were knee-deep in baseball season and so much of our time was spent cheering on our oldest son.

I had to make peace with myself that I would not complete everything before July 2, 2015.  This has been hard for me because I am a finisher!  I have decided to continue these challenges through my 40th year and see where it lands me this time next year.  Several of the items I am currently working on, such as visiting the Sawdust Festival over the next few days and completing a Good Morning Girls Study.  Some take time, but I know I can do this!

So, out of 40 personal challenges, I have completed....

19 out of 40!

I have had so much support from family and friends that have tried to help me get through my list. I appreciate it so much!

I am happy with where I am and I am looking forward to crossing off more items in the near future!

4 comments:

Cheryl Waters said...

I am so proud of you as a friend. You are such a beauty and I have loved seeing you shine in your 30's and can't wait as we share our 40's together. You are a gift and I am celebrating YOU! You go girl! You sweeten the world around me and others.

MamaBirdy said...

Those are the kindest words! Thank you for being a part of my life! <3

Cindy deRosier said...

19 finished is worth celebrating! Awesome job! I can't wait to read about the rest. Perhaps a delicious pie for the 4th? Happy birthday and welcome to the 40's. May they be even more fabulous than your 30's. So glad to call you my friend. :)

MamaBirdy said...

Thank you! Yes- my hubs is a 4th of July baby, so he is getting a Chocolate Cream Pie from scratch tomorrow.