Now initially I started writing this post, pre 40th birthday which was in July but i didn’t get round to finishing it until now.
“As the countdown begins to my 40th birthday I’m sitting here contemplating what I have achieved so far with my life and where do I go next. Will I embrace becoming forty with open arms, will I try to ignore it and shrug off the snide comments “oh you’re getting old now” from younger friends, only time will tell..”
So let’s start at the tender age of…
16 – Left school started an apprenticeship, had 1st child (gulp I hear from many of you) yes I was young!
18 – Got married, because I believed it’s what I should do.
19 – Another child, moved once or twice,
20/24 – Another two children, separation, divorce!
25 – Met my soul mate.
26/27 – Holidays, lived the couples life and loved every minute – moment.
28 – Married for love, moved again, went to University.
29/32 – Honeymoon period, had another child 1st Son Grayson X
33/34 – Struggled, mourned & finally came to terms with Grayson being disabled, non-stop hospital visits and therapies, appointments and the realisation that this is the rest of our lives.
34 – Another child my beautiful daughter Addison X, became a part-time stay at home pa
35/36 – Started semi-blogging.
36 – Another child my second son Deacon X
37-39 – Renewed our wedding vows for our tenth anniversary. Became a stay at home parent/house husband, working part-time when I can, started vlogging.
40… Celebrating my fortieth in London.
The list above is the big events I guess, and although this doesn’t seem like I’ve done much with my life that’s different from many others out there, I know that it’s all the little bits in between these various events that make the memories too.
It may not sound very exciting or dramatic but I can honestly say that I don’t think I would really change any of it as I wouldn’t be who or where I am today. Upon reflection forty has come & gone I’m still me no different in-fact I actually love being forty, I don’t feel old as I believe age is just a number but at the same time I now feel fairly worldly-wise enough to help others when and where I can.
Please let me know what you’ve accomplished and are proud of in your build up to your 40th.