As much as I've claimed to be 'ZOMG! Freaking out!' about turning 40, I'm really not that freaked out. I've only had a day at this age, so maybe I'll have my midlife crisis in December or something. I did have a moment when I got a card that included an 'over the hill' reference. Really? But I recovered. I can't help but reflect on my last big decade birthday at 30 when I sort of DID freak out. Mostly because, at that time, I worried more about external, superficial things. (Well, and we were going through a huge life change - leaving Chicago for Seattle just weeks after that birthday.)
|The big road trip, ten years ago - we look like baaaaaabies.|
Soooo, the questions are bubbling again, and now Facebook exists wherein I see pictures of many of my contemporaries going on EPIC trips for their big 4-0, some even Couples Retreat style! And right now, yes, I would really love to spend some time alone with my husband in Mexico. Not gonna lie. But, we have a four month old puppy at home,
|OH HAI! I'm a pretty nice addition to my mommy's 40th year.|
My kids are pretty awesome right now (for the most part...), and my whole family is happy and healthy. No kids ended up at Children's this year while I was at Ragnar, and my husband has taken up biking and is loving it. My mom is cancer free, we had a little scare a few weeks ago - right when she was planning a trip here, which was cancelled of course! Whomp. But she's doing great now and I think that's a pretty darn good present. I've been injury free and had some of the most amazing running experiences this year...
|I heart you Ragnar.|
|So, yeah, I can file this under Epic - right? Smith Rock in Bend from the Oregon State Parks website.|
This is forty.