Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy birthday to me.

So, today is my birthday.
I'm not saying how old I am but I'll give you some hints. :)

This birthday is very somber and reflective.
It's also very bittersweet.
I'm at the age where I look back on the life I've had.
I also look at where I am right now, and where I'm headed.

As I look back, I think of all the major life events that took place in the last decade...

my monkeys were born.
both my grandparents died.
I split up from my husband, Bret.
I met Mister Christmas.
I started and grew a successful business.
I moved several times.
I lost two of my best friends.
I gained several AMAZING friends.
I met Natalie.
I discovered blogging.
Bret died.

And now, here I am...
taking life day-by-day.
Life is much harder than it was before, yet it's also a lot easier.
I don't worry about the small things anymore.
But, I also spend more time worrying about the bigger things.

At this very moment, the future is UNCLEAR.
I never would have pictured myself where I am right now.
That's okay.  We never end up where we think we will...
Do we?

So...I am preparing for what's to come on this journey through life.
Although, nothing can ever REALLY prepare me for what's to come.
The future is the future, and it's always a mystery.

I am really hopeful about what's to come in the next ten years of my life.
I know their will be more milestones.  
There will be more disappointments.  
More triumphs, and more heartbreak.  

I face the mystery of the future knowing that I am stronger and I am surrounded by the people I love, and who truly love me.

Happy birthday to me. :)


  1. Happy birthday!!! :) Don't spend so much time reflecting and being all deep that you don't enjoy the gift that is today! ;)



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