Today is my 40th birthday. I'm officially at middle age, that's bizarre, but I don't feel old or half done, I feel no different than I ever have as I begin this new decade of my life. I've been blessed over these years with many adventures, good memories, love from my family and friends and good health. My hope is that the goodness in my life will continue to unfold, that I will continue to grow and explore my world and find my truth and connect with others. Life feels very precious to me, I know there's only a finite amount of time each of us has and perhaps the difference between me before and me at 40 is that I realize this truth.
Thank you to all my friends and family, my Mom and my sister Karen and especially Craig, who have been there for me in one way or another over the course of my life, I am who I am today because of you! Oh and Uncle Dan, thank you, thank you for the cookies you sent from New Ken, they are amazing and very special, they taste exactly as they did 30 years ago and bring back some very fond memories with each bite.
This picture was taken by my Dad in 1975, I am 6 years old it was taken outside of the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. I love this picture of myself, my firm, set gaze, hand on hip chugging my Coke. That's my sister sitting in the background. I love the confidence and true sense of self that I'm projecting and I can only hope and try to continue to be this tough, strong girl ready to meet things head on.