Wednesday, October 01, 2008

The next decade

Sometime in the next few days, I will be turning 40! Eeek! [I prefer not to be too specific on here about the actual date because, I don't know, someone might steal my fabulous identity or something.]

Let the birthday celebrations begin!! I am older and wiser. And yes, fatter and wrinklier. But I'm OK with that. Every pound, every wrinkle and every gray hair is a life experience and on the whole I'm glad to have them. I'm glad to be calmer and more mature than I used to be. I'm glad to be going into the next decade with a sense of adventure and change.

Of course, I never imagined I would turn 40 without a child in tow. And birthdays are now bittersweet because it was on my 36th birthday that I decided to stop dithering around and start trying to conceive as an SMC. I figured I'd be able to squeeze 2 kids out before hitting 40, which was my mental "stop trying" point. But there you go. I'll get over it.

I wonder what this decade will bring? A new career, I hope. A new partner in life would be nice. A child or two would be very nice but we'll see if that happens.

ETA: Just checked my horoscope out, which says in relation to the next year that "Once Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, enters your house of true love on January 5, 2009, to stay a year, you will enter your very best year in a decade to find true love. " Hmmm, guess what is the exact date that I start at acu school?

18 comments:

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! May this be an awesome decade for you!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! May all your wishes come true.

Sue said...

Have a wonderful 40th birthday!

calliope said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
guess I will just have to have the stripper hover around your house until it is your actual birthday...
xo

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Happy birthday!

Sara said...

Happy birthday! I hope that the next decade is fantastic.

Almamay said...

Have a very happy birthday. 40 is great! Jump in the water is lovely.

Stephanie said...

Oooh, that horoscope is a good one!!

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!! :-)

Care said...

Happy Birthday! Awesome horoscope too.

bleu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SARAH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!



and many moreeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Deb2You2 said...

Happy Birthday! May this be the year that all your dreams come true. And/or you win the lottery. :) Deb

Meg said...

I hope you are having a wonderful birthday week!

Pamela Jeanne said...

A very Happy Birthday! I can honestly say that I'm grooving much better in my 40s than in my 30s. Wishing you all the best and then some...

Billy said...

Happy Birthday :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday
Love, Katty

Aimee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH! I REALLY THINK THIS WILL BE THE BEST DECADE OF YOUR LIFE! I HOPE ALL YOUR DREAMS AND WISHES COME TRUE OR YOU! ENJOY!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah!!!!
Hope you're doing well. Sorry I haven't been in touch lately... been super busy and haven't been keeping up with anyone the way I should.
Birthday hugs and kisses to you from me and the girls!!!
-Margie

redsoxphan1 said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I just found your blog. I turn 35 in 2 days and am hoping to become a SMC soon. I did all the testing last year and am low on eggs, though all good quality. Just weighing all the options. I had never heard of home IUI and would be interested in learning more.