Well I made it.
My 40th birthday has now been and gone, and I’ve not spontaneously combusted or gone grey overnight, so I reckon I’ll be okay. In actual fact, I had the best party ever, thanks to my lovely wee pal who arranged a fabulous little get-together, and I had a boozy night with lots of pals from different parts of my life, and it was so much fun. It was a late one, with lovely people who made it a very special night to remember, and I shall think back on the night very fondly. Plus, I didn’t even have a hangover, which I think was a special birthday gift from the Gin Gods above. Thank-you, you Juniper-scented angels!!
So anyone reading this will be VERY pleased that I can now stop harking on about reaching the Big 4-0. The reason I started worrying about it was because I felt that by this point in life I should be further on in terms of career, savings, buying a house, being in a relationship, yada yada yada….. However, I’ve come to realise that what is really important is that I’m happier than I’ve ever been, with my life and particularly with myself. While there are lots of exciting things I want to do, and lots of progress to be made on the health and exercise side of life, I can honestly say I worry a WHOLE lot less about what other people think of me, and this means I can focus on the people I care about, and who I know love me, as I do them. Now I put my energy into thinking about all the positives in my life, of which there are too many to mention. Right at the top though are family and friends, all of whom make life better everyday 🙂
What next? Well I’m really excited about getting back to focusing on improving my performance in the gym and nailing my nutrition. I’m excited about the progress I’m going to make in the next few months, to finally put the missing pieces of the puzzle into place. Once I’ve cracked that, I’ll finally have achieved the one goal that has always eluded me. This time I know I’ll get there, a sentence i’ve said before but never really believed. That’s in no small part thanks to all my wonderful friends, who’ve always believed in me and thus have allowed me to believe in myself. You all rock 🙂
Happy older (slightly) Pea x