Today is my birthday. Believe it or not, I am 49 years old!!!
49?!! Whenever I have seen the number written down as someone’s age (in an article for example) I have often thought, ‘Wow, that’s quite an age’. Then it would dawn on me, ‘Hang on, I am nearly the same age! No, it can’t be. I am much too young to be nearly 49. I don’t feel 49′.
What does feeling 49 mean, though? I have no idea. All I know is how I feel. I feel better now than I did in my twenties. I am fitter, slimmer and healthier. I am so much happier in my personal and professional life. I feel positive about life and my future.
My forties started with the happiest event (my second marriage to my soul mate) and the biggest challenge (my cancer diagnosis) of my life. However, as I embark upon the last year of my forties, I can safely say that my forties have proven to be the most fulfilling, enriching, meaningful and life-enhancing decade of my life. Not only did I find happiness and serenity in my personal and emotional life, I also found the courage to change careers and start a brand new journey that has completely rejuvenated me.
As Mark Twain said: “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”.
(Thank you to my lovely sister, Debbie for sharing this quote with me)
And I don’t mind, because my life has only improved with age. I am one very lucky lady and I thank the stars above for my good luck.
William Shakespeare said: “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
(Thank you, Alessandra Binucci for sharing this quote with me) And with his quote, I plan to enjoy the last year of my forties and forget about those wrinkles.
I hope you will join me in the celebrations. Cin, cin!
Ciao for now
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