Yes, that means today is my birthday. I’m happy. I am now officially OVER THE HILL. Isn’t 45 the TOP of the HILL? I think that’s right. Well, you know what they say (who?), it’s better to be OVER the hill than UNDER the hill. I agree whole heartedly.
As my birthday marks another year of my life, I thank God for allowing me to get this far. Life is fabulous and each day is a gift.
What do I hope for this year? I ask for more wisdom, increased confidence, more time to be creative, and develop myself as an artist. I hope to some new career goals accomplished, to design more projects for my business and for magazines. I even feel gutsy enough to try something that may be well beyond my reach, but NOTHING is going to deter me. All I can do is try. I want to write and read voraciously. I hope to pass that gift of passion for the arts on to my children. That way, they can share with me the things I love. I hope to be the kind of wife my husband can still be happy he married, even now, after almost 25 years. I wish to connect with him on a deeper level as the years go on. Finally, I hope to continue to come into my own as a woman and artist.
My husband is away visiting his uncle with one of my sons, and my other kids are all home today. I plan on going to Borders and spending my 40% off coupon on a book as a gift to myself. I might go to dinner with a girlfriend. Being with my friends is always enjoyable. I started a painting this morning, so I may end the evening trying to get a decent portion of that completed.
I think this is going to be a really great year.