Thursday, September 6, 2012

On turning 40

I turned 40 today. 40!! That seems so old to me, well it did, now I guess not so much. I have been in such a mood about this turning 40 thing. Which is weird, because I am not really like that. I am not one to cover up my aging, but this whole thing has just hit me hard.
I was talking to a friend today, and telling her all my worries, all my dreams, all my fears. And she gave me some amazing advice... I can either follow my dreams or hide away and do nothing but either way I will grow older. Imay not be able to do all I want right at this very moment, but I can take the steps in that direction. Because sitting here and not doing it isn't making me happy, it is not fulfilling. So as a birthday gift to myself... I joined the LLL of Arizona (which I had been meaning to do) and I am finding a child birth education class I can take so I can be trained to do that and I have contacted the school I wish to go to to become a lactation consultant, so I can get that ball rolling. So what if it takes 3 years, I either start it today or I wait, but time will still be passing either way.


6 comments:

Tracey said...

Happy birthday dear heart! Not only do we share birthing the same amount of babies, we also share a birthday! I turned 49 today! Hope your day has been super, I spent mine at the beach.

D.Reading said...

That is so awesome to hear! Good for you!
And happy birthday as well! :D

The Jones Family said...

Happy birthday. Some very quality people were born in September (one of my daughters was born Sept. 1). My oldest daughter, who used to live in Mesa, joined LLL loved that organization. She donated milk and was also studying to become a lactation consultant. She has since put that on hold and had to return to work because he hubby was laid off. At any rate, have a happy birthday! I think you'll be a great lactation consultant!

momto5 said...

@tracey: sept is the best month to be born! i have a niece who born on my birthday as well. sept 6th is just the best day!!

Nikki Wall said...

Just surfing by, but wanted to pause for a mo and say Happy Birthday! (oh and the pic of your little one playing the keyboard is very cute ;-) )

Marfa said...

♥ Hope you had a fabulous 40th!!! I'll be there myself soon.