This is 40

This is 40.⁠


I know I should have some ‘words of wisdom’ to share given this milestone birthday, because that’s what we do, right?⁠

So, here goes… ⁠

I know, this is a little cheesy, but I remember when I turned 30. I remember wishing for the life I have now. ⁠

I had just quit my 9-5 desk job to go full-time with CNC, and I was so worried about failing. I was questioning everything, wondering if I had made the right decision. ⁠

I remember telling my husband, my goal was to earn enough money that I could go grocery shopping and not look at the prices or at least not worry about how much I was spending. ⁠

And that’s not to say that money is everything because I’ve been piss poor and very happy, but I had always wanted to be comfortably secure and give my family more than I had when I was younger. ⁠

Now at 40, I’m at a place now where I can appreciate all of the hard work I’ve done and what I’ve accomplished to get where I am today. I’ve built a business that I love, an audience that I adore, and I am living the lifestyle I envisioned for myself ten years ago. ⁠

Plus, I have THE BEST family. They make my life so happy. I love laughing with them and at them! ⁠

I am honestly so grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned over the past 40 years. Every success, every challenge has groomed me into the woman I am today. And I love her. Fiercely.⁠

If I could give my younger self a word of advice, it’s this… keep going. Keep reaching. Keep believing. The things you dream about today are things you’ll have tomorrow.⁠

Happy 40th to me. Thanks for being here to celebrate with me!⁠


  1. happy birthday! 40 is really better than I thought when i was 20. I’ll be 40 in 6 months and I think i’m the happiness now 🙂

  2. “She was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening
    “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”— Dr. Seuss
    Happy 40th trip around the sun! Cheers!

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