Goodbye 40. Hello 41!

Somehow a year has passed. I’m now 41.  I don’t feel 41. I don’t think I look 41.(although what does 41 look like exactly??!). I am so very happy to be 41 and don’t desire to be any less or wish to go back to another decade.  My 40’s thus far have been good to me.  Last year I composed a bucket list for my birthday.  Many of the items were (are) far-fetched.  Not that they can’t happen, just not anytime soon…Bora Bora is not in the budget right now;)….That being said, some pretty amazing things have happened since that post a year ago, items on that list that I didn’t expect to happen….

1.  Fall in love (I believe in fate & soul mates & know mine is out there:)…..

well it happened, and as The Big guy upstairs would have it, I met this amazing guy shortly after my 40th birthday.  I can’t even put into words how much he means to me without turning into a complete mushy sap.  It’s true what ‘they’ say, you gotta love yourself before you can truly love someone else.

16. Complete another half marathon. Easily accomplished pre kids… Much harder now;)…

I just got this one in under the wire. I completed 13.1 miles on May 21st, running the Cleveland Marathon.  My sister and I crossed the finish line together, each running for our own reasons.  I celebrated recovery  and sobriety.  Lots of cheers and praise along the way.  It was a hard race, I wanted to quit, but knowing that I have overcome such bigger obstacles, kept my legs moving.  I’m planning on the Columbus Marathon in the fall…

17. Complete a random act of kindness everyday…doesn’t have to be over the top..just give back and expect nothing in return:)…

I think I have done a fairly good job at this.  I really make an effort to be grateful for something each and every day.   Some days are easier than others, and not too long ago I was extremely burned out, with just about every aspect of my life.  I was a major grumpy crab ass.  I could barely stand myself.  So what got me out of that funk?  Running (yes running), finishing that 1/2 marathon.   Because honestly, I didn’t think I would do it….finishing that race has changed my attitude and outlook. Being a positive person in the lives of family, friends, co-workers, and patients has given me a renewed sense of well-being.  I have so much to be grateful for, it’s almost incomprehensible.  Recovery and sobriety have taught me that.  Even on bad days there is something to be grateful for, always… If I can share a bit of happiness and love with someone else, then I did good:)

So with that I say goodbye 40, hello 41…I can’t wait to get to know you!


6 thoughts on “Goodbye 40. Hello 41!

  1. YOU DID IT! I couldn’t be prouder or happier for you. I keep missing you for my blood draws. But who knows what’s coming. Take good care of yourself, keep that love thing going, kiss the kids for me. Missing you.


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