I’m a Leo. Born in the magical year of 1970.
This month I graduate, from ‘up and coming’ status to ‘officially here’ status.
That’s right, I turn 40.
This is the age that is known to make or break…think mid life crisis infidelities, outlandish car purchases, wacky social behavior, acute analysis of one’s stagnant career followed by a complete upheaval of one’s life.
Ha! That’s not the path I’m going down. I’m looking at 40 as my moment of clarity. I believe it’s when all will finally click for me. When effort aligns with result. When breaks are caught. When the world is speaking my language. It’s been a long time in the making and I’m totally ready for this.
There are so many things I want. Success is one of them. I pray for my ideas to be actualized and for more ideas to come. I ask for health of mind so that my demons can’t catch me. At 40 I want to be nimble enough to dodge all of my shortcomings. I would like beauty, deep internal beauty – the kind that is remembered for decades. And some of that Geisha beauty that stops people dead in their path. I hope to hold on to love more than lust. To do, more than talk about doing. To create. I really want to create . And to move – people and thought. Most of all I want to find a pace that is not frantic and a rhythm that allows for deep, strong contact. I want to make my kids laugh. I want to fall in love over and over and over again…with my boyfriend.
Hey, it’s a lot of expectation to put on just one year…but it’s my 40th damn it! And that‘s the path I’m going down. And you know how it works…if you say it, it shall be true.
Birthday wishes to me!