I will be 45 years old in two months. 45 y'all! It is really hard for me to wrap my brain around this because I don't feel like I'm going to be 45, I don't feel like I'm more than halfway through my life. I have actually LOVED being in my 40s because I like the place that I'm at now. I spent way too much time caring about fitting in, worrying about people liking me, and not really being my true self. I have gained so much wisdom over the years and I've learned what truly is important. So as I approach my mid-40s I'm letting go of trying to fit into the box of what people think I should be. I'm going to live life to the fullest, enjoy every single bit of it, and have fun. I will surround myself with people who truly accept me for who I am, I will never wear a mask or pretend to be anyone different. I'm going to try not to let little things that really don't matter bother me which let me add is SUPER hard for me!! And I'm going to let the opinions of others roll off my back- again another one that is SUPER DUPER hard for me!
SO my advice to you young whippersnappers.....get out there and have fun!! Life will speed by! Do things that make you smile and make you happy! Enjoy your babies because they really do grow up sooo fast. Stop trying to be perfect- you will FAIL! There is no such thing as a perfect mom, wife, friend, business owner, sister, daughter, etc. We all feel like we are failing- that is a fact. Do not put on a mask and try to be anyone but your true self. Act like a kid again sometimes! Don't be trapped into trying to live a life that you don't want to live. Be true to who you are and ignore the haters.
Life is a gift. It can be over in a second. No one is promised to live until they are 85. Growing older is a BLESSING, it is a privilege that some will never get. Life the life you have always dreamed of NOW! Take care of your mind, body, and soul! One body. One life. One chance