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Exactly a week from today I will turn 39 years old. 39 is such a sophisticated yet, scary number. After all, it is the last year of being in my 30’s. I plan to make this a good year, better yet a great one. I want a year filled with adventure, happiness, and love. I am going take 39 by force & graciously glide into 40 with joy and peace in my heart.
38 was a wild, challenging, interesting & wonderful year. Wild in the sense that I started off with a temporary job, but ended up in a permanent one. Challenging in the sense that, I had to discover some people just didn’t have my best interest at heart, and letting them go was best. Interesting in the sense that, I watched God work miracles and answer prayers for so many of my loved ones. Wonderful in the sense that, I started 38 off feeling like a rejected old maid, but ended up with me understanding what it feels like to be truly loved & adored.
When I look in the mirror, I see a woman who has been through various challenges, both beautiful & not-so-beautiful. I see a woman who has weathered heartbreak, loss, and rejection. And yet somehow managed to come out on top; unscathed by misfortune, untouched by mishaps and unfazed by mishandling. All glory to God alone.
Speaking of the Almighty, I see a woman who loves God, trusts God & relies on God. I see a woman who is appreciated, respected and celebrated. And, I also see a woman who needs more growth & development. As I approach this year with faith & fullness, I also approach it as a time to redirect my energies into even more positive changes for myself and those around me.
Perhaps I will finally get around to milking my first cow or even hosting a fancy dinner party for my friends. Maybe I will take lessons and really learn to sing (not just carry a tune & mimic people) or, become a certified mediator. Quite possibly I will get around to building that Lego castle, or learning to roller skate again. But for certain, here are just a few of the things I must do:
So, to 38, it’s been real but I have to go. Cheers to 39 and the all of the joys, surprises, challenges, positive change, and laughter it will bring (along with an enduring wrinkle-free face & a tight bum)… Join me?