Wednesday, February 12, 2014

38 the Great...

Today I crossed the threshold from 38 to 39; yes, it's my birthday
And tho I know, I know...I'm not really old, I'm definitely not young anymore.  I can't identify with "kids today" as I'm oft to throw up my arms about whatever the young tend to do; yet, I'm quick to give a haughty side eye to any elderly person going a fraction under the speed limit as I whiz past them.  So, I guess this is middle age

My thirties have been quite a decade, as I imagine for most.  Hopefully the chances we took in our twenties have amounted to something and we're making a name for ourselves before our forties.  A lot of us settle down, buy houses, have children (I gave birth to a store).  It's been a time, for me, that is sort of the marriage between my younger self and ultimately who I will grow to become.

I had the strangest dream last night.  I won the academy award for best song...random.  I don't write or play music, so I'm not sure were the connection is in my real life.  I did know in the dream that this was something I had created in my youth and was being awarded now through a strange hand of fate.  Through the randomness, the thing that stuck with me as I woke up, was the feeling of being young - and believing that achieving anything is possible still.  It was a great birthday present to feel that fearlessness and zest for life once again. 
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Cheers to my last year of my thirties!

--Lisa LeBlanc

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