Last week I was 39.

Not much else to say really.

I’m trying really hard to focus on the good – beautiful boys, loving husband, awesome friends – and not the bad  – no savings, ongoing financial strains, not owning our own home.

At 39 I have perspective, I am kinder to myself most of the time, I can run 5kms in under 40 minutes, I have produced and am raising four awesome human beings.

I have discovered new loves – quilting and crocheting while (nearly) perfecting others – making bread, pastry and baking in general.

I have lost contact with some and sadly just lost some friends along the way while gaining many others, making me wonder how I had existed without them in my life earlier.

I have faced many many challenges and while sometimes do not respond with grace under pressure do ultimately weather these storms to rise stronger and braver.

There are several aspects to my life I wish were different at this point but really, my world is rich with love, laughter and food on the table. It is good. Life, is good.



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  • Sarah

    Carry on , gorgeous. I read your blog regularly and you make me laugh and realise that life is REAL. Real like a mofo. Keep running, is what I say. And the self-kindness, is what I say too.

    • Wow, thanks Sarah, even with my extended silences of late!?!

  • Happy Birthday for last week! I am a reader too, and enjoy your thoughts, sharing and observations! Being a wise and generous sharer can be added to your list there!
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  • jac

    Happy birthday! That summary is pretty heavily weighted to the good as far as I can see… baked goods vs a few fairweather friends? No contest.

  • Paola

    I particularly liked this post, so well put as usual.
    Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday!