Aug 17, 2012

39 Is just Fine!


I'm sitting in a quiet house.  Everyone has gone to bed and I'm waiting, patiently, for the clock to turn to mid-night.  I'm tired but it's important that I wait.

Mid-night marks the turn-over into a new year for me and I'm grateful that I get to do this alone.  I can think and reflect without interruptions.

I find it interesting that my first uninterrupted thought was that this is the year, that when I tell people my age, they will instantly think I'm lying.  Seriously.  How many times have you heard someone say they are 39 and you think sarcastically to yourself, "Sure you are!".   You assume they are really somewhere in their 40's and just don't want to admit it.  I've thought that before about people and I'm sure I'm not alone.
Being 39 means people will question my age.


I've thought about how at 39 I have to deal with all those uncompleted lists.  I have to own up to the fact that I have not become the person I thought I would be at this age.  I had in my mind a list of things I thought I would accomplish before I turned 40.  And, I thought I'd be a certain type of person. Can I realistically do all those things and become that person in one year?  Sadly, no.
Being 39 means I have to face reality.


My thoughts have taken me to my dreams and hopes.  The dreams from my youth are no longer valid and in some cases, I can't even remember what they were.  Some of my dreams though, I've consciously traded out for better ones.  Like giving up a career to be a stay at home mom.  That was a good choice for me.  Other dreams I just abandoned and I deal with the consequences of walking away from them EVERY SINGLE DAY.  I know what you are thinking, "it's never too late".  I could still go after them.  But, I know it's time to move on and let them go.
Being 39 means I'm older and wiser.


I've been wondering what will change in my 39th year?  Are there unfathomable opportunities out there waiting?  I've been wondering what 39 has to offer me.  Honestly, I've been thinking inward about being 39. And then it hit me, I've been wondering about all the wrong things.  Really the one thing I should be wondering about most is this, "what can I offer now that I am 39?"
Being 39 means I have a lot to offer.

Well, it's official, it's now past mid-night.  That magical moment when the clock goes from 11:59p to 12:00a has come and gone.

It's a new day.
I'm older.
I'm 39.
And it's going to be just fine.

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In celebration of my new age, and the fact that this is the last year I can claim to be in my 30's, I've got a deal for you....

Starting today, August 17 and running all weekend, until Sunday, August 19th  you can get 
30% off you order from my *Etsy shop
All you need to do is type in the coupon code

39isfine

at check out!

* Discounted price is for merchandise only.  Shipping prices are NOT dis-countable.

**  All photos on this post are taken by the man who will be making my birthday cake - The fabulous Mr. Kent Williams - thanks babe for letting me use your photos.

6 comments:

jaki said...

Happy Birthday :)
And don't worry, this time next year you will find that "40 is just fine" too, especially with a great attitude like you have!!
J.xx

Judy said...

Are you sure you're 39? I would have thought you much younger, because your heart is and will be forever. I hope you have a most wonderful day. Love you.

Pretty Knitty said...

39 is perfect! Enjoy it, and don't forget 41...that's the 20th anniversary of your 21st birthday!
It's all in your perspective, and don't worry about what others might think...

Amy said...

Pretty Knitty - I love that. Now I'm actually looking forward to 41!

Deneen said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

The only time I remember thinking about getting older was going from 19 to 20. It seems that once I hit my 20s I realized that age means nothing. It's all in your head really. :)

Relax and enjoy the ride.