Milestones, Mom

Counting Down to 40

Sarah San DiegoI turn 40 in October this year. I have been thinking about how I want to countdown to this milestone.

Many people create lists of things they want to accomplish in the year leading up to their 40th birthday. I haven’t felt comfortable about making a list like this for a number of reasons. Most of which is because it creates unnecessary pressure to complete the list. It could be reminder of the things I haven’t done yet and things that I may have thought I should have completed by now.

Instead of creating a to-do list, I am going to celebrate the woman I have become. My life is very different than what I imagined 20 years ago, but that is just fine. I am proud of who I am and where my life has gone, even if it isn’t where I thought I would be.

So much of the time we do not celebrate who we are and allow ourselves to be proud of our accomplishments. Over the next eight months I will highlight some of the things of which I am most proud.

My hope is that it will prompt others to think about their lives and remember to be proud of who they are and what they have accomplished at whatever stage of life they happen to be in.

How will you celebrate your next birthday milestone?

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