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It’s my 40th! Forty, Fierce, Fabulous & Free


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Ola, Family! I turned forty! I know it has been a while since I’ve blogged. Life got a tad busy..lol! A lot has happened since my last post back in May 2019. Our prince celebrated his first birthday (Pics to follow!). We took a trip to Ocean City, Maryland last summer and had a great time. (Post to follow!) Our Little Princess started the 2nd grade and is still on the honor roll every quarter. (Yay!) I started a new position with a global media group. (Pretty cool so far!)

Forty

But most of all, I turned 40! Yeah, you read that right. Your homegirl is Forty years young. I’ve been on this earth for 4 decades and it has been an interesting, adventurous, roller coaster of a ride. Despite the roller coaster ride, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have lived through some amazing times, some gut-wrenching lows, but I am still here and grateful for every moment. I am not going to act like I wasn’t near panic as 40 drew closer. I was in a bit of a rut as I contemplated some of the things I did not yet accomplish. To be honest, it was a big rut and it started to send me down a spiraling tunnel.

I was having a mid-life crisis, Y’all!

Yeah, those really do happen! But, I got over it and started to celebrate this new milestone. It didn’t happen overnight. It takes DAILY intentional work, but I am doing it.

My Motto this year is – I am Forty-fierce, fabulous, and free!

Forty-fierce means:

  • My life ain’t over now. It’s only just beginning.
  • I still got it and rocking it how I want to
  • I am beautiful just the way God made me.

Forty-fabulous means

  • I am a mom of 2
  • I am a wife to 1
  • I am a career woman
  • I am a woman of faith

Forty-free means

  • I am no longer waiting to live life. I am choosing to live now and love every moment of it.
  • I am no longer dwelling on to the shoulda, woulda or coulda.
  • I accept that things may not always go how I planned, but I am still blessed and there is still time.

18 days in and I am loving Forty (so far)! I am doing more for me and taking each day one day at a time. I am re-accessing some of the shouldas and planning to make them happen before the next decade. Next up is 50! (I can’t even wrap my head around that!)

Don’t know what this decade has in store, but I am taking it in stride.

So what did I do for my 40th?

Well, it all started with an amazing dinner.

Hubby treated me to a 6-course meal at Giorgio’s of Gramercy which was bomb.dot.com. I loved every dish and by dish 3 I had to give myself a pep-talk – Girl, you better finish this meal this man paying good money for. lol! From lamb to crab ravioli, ending with a warm chocolate treat. I felt like a queen. Oh, wait – I am a Queen! (hubby’s’ ;))

Then, Hubby and I headed to the Poconos for a much needed retreat from it all. We had a blast playing tourists and discovered a beautiful winery that is now our fave country getaway. (Post to come on that experience soon!)

We tried, Guy Fieri’s Mount Pocono Kitchen @ Mount Airy Lodge on my actual birthday and it was delicious. I didn’t expect anything less. I am a major Guy Fieri fan. It was a hectic day at the restaurant that day, but once we got our food – it was all worth the wait.

I had a great relaxing 40th Birthday, but there is more to come. I plan on doing 40 things I have always wanted to do as a way of celebrating my birthday ALL year long. Stay tuned for new adventures!

Here’s to another 40+ more years of life, love and no regrets!

How about you? Are you celebrating a milestone birthday this year? How do you plan on celebrating?

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