My birthday is coming up next week & I am definitely having mixed emotions about it because it will kick off what will be my last year in my thirties. I’ve never been one to bemoan getting older because, for the most part, I think I have grown stronger, wiser & more confident with each passing year – you couldn’t pay me enough to go back & relive my twenties again! But, there’s also a bittersweet joy I feel when I realize that over the course of the next year, I will have two kids in double-digits and I will turn the big 4-0.
When I was younger, I had a “life plan” and I thought I knew exactly what my life would look like at this age…but it’s amazing to see how differently things have turned out. I never pictured myself living on the East Coast & I never dreamed of going back to work again after my kids were born. Yet, here I am living in upstate New York & running my own business from home. Regardless of my current life circumstances, I have so much to be thankful for this year & I’m looking forward to celebrating all of those things with my family this weekend. Here are a few items I wouldn’t mind opening on my special day (these would also make great holiday gifts for her!):
ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE
SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT // NINE // TEN
ELEVEN // TWELVE // THIRTEEN // FOURTEEN
FIFTEEN // SIXTEEN // SEVENTEEN
EIGHTEEN // NINETEEN // TWENTY
The Gold Lipstick says
Absolutely love it!!
Mireia from TGL
Michelle Grace Robinson says
Hi! I’m interested in Twenty but the link just takes me to the main TjMaxx page (which is dangerous since I love Tj maxx, but probably not the intent) What is Twenty?
So sorry about that! Their site has been a bit glitchy lately – it’s a bluetooth speaker & here’s the direct link:
I’m right behind you – 38 in one month. The 30s have been a great a decade – I’ve heard other women praise each decade as they age so trying to keep that in mind : )
Yes – several women commented today telling me that their 40’s have been the best decade yet…so I’m hoping that’s true!
Cheri Gibson Trujillo says
I have to admit that the closer it got to my 40th Bday, this feeling in the pit of my stomach only grew worse. What I had was a case of ANXIETY BUT….Now that I’m here, I’ve been enjoying this age. These are the years when a women begins feeling confident in her skin and we’re old enough to know better BUT, still young enough to really know how to have some fun! This is the PERRRFECT DECADE, (well up to 49 lol) For us Ladies! If I could freeze time & aging, I would stay 40ish forever, lol. WISHING YOU LADIES A KICK A$$ 40th BIRTHDAY!!! 40 Is the NEW 30!!!! ****KEEP SMILING****
Thank you so much – I keep hearing from other women that their 40’s have been the best, so I’m actually looking forward to it now!
The Modern Savvy says
Can’t believe it’s your birthday month already — wasn’t it just March?! LOVING all of your birthday picks — feel like I can see you in everything. <3
Heidi D. says
Love your list-especially that cozy sweater! Mine is next week too-the 14th! Happy early birthday girlie!
Heidi || Wishes & Reality