Today I've reached that milestone in my life that some of us "girls" don't like to announce, another way of saying it is "Thirty-Ten" as recently explained by Rosalie Quinlan.
I'm not sure how I feel about life at 40, it's definitely different to my life at 20. I wasn't married, I spent my weekends nightclubbing and sleeping and I went to Uni part-time whilst working full-time. I don't miss any of that but it was fun at the time.
These days I'm married to a wonderful husband, mother to a gorgeous son whose growing into a handsome young man everyday and owner of a puppy that follows me everywhere. We live in our own home in the suburbs. I spend my spare time stitching when I can or being around other likeminded crafters. I work full-time with a great bunch of colleagues, even though they don't get my obsession with fabric and making things. (Ange is the exception, she's equally crafty).
I love to watch my son play sport even though he's not going to be a Harry Kewel or Michael Jordan, he's having fun and that's all that matters. I support my husband's obsession with rocks and minerals and have my own little collection of fossils.
I rarely drink but when I do I like reds and it has to be with a lovely meal. I've never smoked, never tried drugs, I've never been a big risk taker although one day I'd like to sky dive.
Overall I'm more confident, apart from the occasional panic attack. I'm happy with the choices I've made in life, I wouldn't change anything! I don't feel any different, got a few wrinkles, maybe carrying a bit more weight than I should but I don't try to hide it. I am who I am, and if who I am is a 40 year old then that's me, it's just Twenty-twenty has a fun ring to it!
Thanks to my Mum for bringing me into the world and guiding me through my youth unscathed. Thanks to my Sister and Brother for the sibling rivalry and being there for me when I needed you to. Thanks to my husband and son for providing me with laughter, love and happiness. Thanks to all my friends who have provided me friendship and support. You've all helped make me the woman I am today.
Now where's my chocolate cake?????
P.S. If you bloghop over to Bonnie's blog you can see what I sent her for the Xmas in July swap!