What a change 40 years makes. I was a little baby at just over 5 pounds -- I've grown a bit.
For me my birthday is a time to reflect on what has happened in the past and to plan goals for the future.
This last year has been a hard year for me physically. I have had a few surgeries and a couple of procedures on the side, that has made it some I have not been that active. I want to change that. Now that I am feeling better, as soon as the doctor says it is okay, I am going "guts to glory" and getting myself in shape.
Friendship is very heavy on my brain today. You know your worth by the friends you have. I don't know who said that, but the saying is ever so true. I need to be a better friend.
After the last surgery, my hormones have changed and I have become quite bitchy. I want to change that aspect before I lose every friend I have ever had. I have always been very upfront about my opinions, but maybe now I need to censer what opinions I give and where.
I want to love my family more just for who they are, instead of who my mind thinks they should be. They are grown up now and I have raised to wonderful people who I am glad to call my friend as well as my child.
I want to get back to being a couple with my husband. These last 10 days of no kids at home have been wonderful for reconnecting and I would love this to continue. This is the man I am proud to call my husband, I want to continue to also be his friend.
Things I want to do in the next 40 years (the list is not complete):
" Life is the party to which your invited. Show up and dance 'til you break the strap on your shoes. And don't worry about the steps: they'll come to you"-Anita Renroe
- Graduate from college
- Open my yarn store
- Get a tattoo- yep I said it, I want a tattoo. I want a yarn ball with two needles sticking out and a crochet hook underneath. Not real sure of the design or where on my body, but I want one.
- Travel the United States- I want to hit historical sites, tourist locations, attractions all over. I want to RV it, fly it and drive it.
- Visit Canada
- Travel to the UK
- Bounce grandchildren on my knee
- Watch my kids graduate from college and have good careers
- Watch sunsets with my husband and snuggle while the sun rises too.
- Learn to make won tons and croissants
- Attend fiber events each year at different locations
- Take fun classes, like underwater basket weaving
- Ride in a hot air balloon
- Knit, crochet and spin
- Visit Time Square on New Years Eve
- Watch the Rose Parade in person (not in the same year as #15)
I hope to be able to enjoy all of these with my husband, but it is his choice to come along, as his "next 40" may have a different list than mine does.