This is the Big 45!
I didn’t plan on writing a blog today; however, I found myself thinking about what today means to me and felt compelled to share a few words.
Today is my 45th birthday!
Wow, 45! I can’t help but smile. My morning began with Omari and the kids singing “Happy Birthday” and I have already received numerous calls, texts and social media messages. I feel the love from near and far and couldn’t be more grateful. The connections I share with so many of you mean so much to me.
Pausing and considering what year 45 of life means to me has brought feelings of deep gratitude. Reflecting on the many life experiences I have had, along with how far I have come, is actually a bit overwhelming. Tremendous love, loss, heartache, struggles, support, and so much more has brought me to tears a few times today. Not necessarily tears of sadness, but tears of expression. Tears of letting go. Tears of acknowledging where I am right now. Today.
I don’t know what 45 is “supposed” to look or feel like and honestly, I’m not interested in figuring that out. What I am interested in is the fact that (more than likely) my life is at least half-way over. I have never really thought about that before until now. I don’t say that to be negative, I mean we all die at some point, but rather as a reminder to myself to enjoy every moment.
To slow down.
To be intentional.
To be present.
To be here, limit distractions, breathe, live, love and do all the things that bring me joy. Here’s to year 45! Like I said, I’m here for it – each and every moment.