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!