Today I am forty & fabulous.
I never expected to be celebrating during a pandemic, but such is life. I was supposed to have an 80s themed rollerskating party today and go to prom tonight. I had a deal with the senior class adviser that the whole class would sing happy birthday to me right before I left. I’m clearly very extra.
Today was the first day I did my hair and put on make-up in well over two months – long before COVID-19 quarantine. I also put on jeans today… not only did they still fit, but they’re actually a little big. I’m so glad I’ve been able to maintain my weight loss and continue to do well while stuck at home with lots of yummy treats.
In spite of this being a stay-at-home birthday, it’s been quite lovely. I woke up to a fantastic birthday lawn sign (that I ordered for myself, because… why not!). My husband and kids made me breakfast and got me mini bundt cakes. My best friend did a drive-by and brought me a gift and sent me flowers. I received texts, calls, social media messages and so much love today. Friends stopped by to wish me a happy birthday in person, and cars passing by honked because of my large lawn sign.
I remember how terrified I was about turning 30. I dreaded it for months, and really took it hard. It just seemed to “adult,” even though I was where I knew I was supposed to be. I was married with two kids, I owned a home and had a career. It was just the jump from being in your 20s to being *30* was what really got me.
I’ve really been looking forward to this birthday. My 30s were a bit of a shitshow, and I’m ready to start a new decade in a much better place. I’m excited for what the next ten years will bring for me and my family, and I’m ready for all of it.