Hooray, it’s March! Do you know what that means? It’s my birthday month!
I am turning the big 40 and for some people, it’s a dreaded number. It’s a sign that you’re entering the later stages of your life. But not for this girl. Turning 40 actually makes me feel excited!
I feel like I have lived a very interesting life so far. I’ve had the good fortune of fun travels, memorable relationships, a rewarding career, and the creation of a family to name a few things I’m grateful for.
I don’t get all bent out of shape about birthdays, and I never have! As a highly sensitive person who hates being the center of attention, I like to be recognized on my birthday, but not RECOGNIZED! No parties, no grand plans, just a simple, “I’m thinking about you on your special day,” goes a long way with me.
For me, birthdays are just another day in the calendar year. Sure it was the day my spirit was born to this Earth, which is special, but I guess I’m just not that kind of person that needs to make a big fuss over it.
But this year, since it comes on the heels of last year which was extremely challenging for me, I am filled with hope and gratitude.
As I turn 40 this month, I reflect with compassion and gratitude on all the years that lead me to this point. There were highs and lows, dramas and comedies, and years that felt like total doozies (like last year during the height of my breast implant illness). There were years I wish I could even erase from my history. Have you ever felt like that?
But through it all, I survived and became the woman I am today.
I took the clay of life and sculpted the person I am.
My Divine Path
Have you ever wondered why we have to experience some of the hardest, most challenging moments in our lives? In the moment, it’s hard to glean the lesson, but in hindsight, so much makes sense.
We are given these experiences to remind us of our resiliency, our worth, and our eternal spirit. Sure, my spirit has been beaten down from trials and tribulations, but I am still here to push on. My spirit is still very much alive within me.
While my spirit may look and feel different than it did when I was a child, I still know it resides in me and guides me each and every day.
Wisdom Comes From Living
That’s what 40 represents to me. It represents the wisdom I have gained from these experiences. It tells me that everything is just as it should be. For if it wasn’t supposed to be that way, it wouldn’t be that way!
I find it fascinating to look back over the past 40 years of my life and notice all the twists and turns my life took. Some turns were complete surprises while others were ones that I anticipated. No matter how those changes in direction came to be, they were divinely guided. I have no doubt about it.
So as I approach the month of March and my 40th birthday, I set intentions that address the person I am today. I have high hopes for this year (and this month) and I am ready to see what changes come my way.
May my spirit continue to guide me and evolve with every passing day.
Most of all, may my spirit be proud of the woman I have become over the past 40 years! Here is to many more years to come…