I am Happy to be 40!

At the beginning of 2014, I posted this picture. I wanted it, but I did not understand what it meant, or how I could possibly achieve it. It was sort of a pipe dream. Except it wasn’t. Because the day I posted this, something shifted, and for the first time, I understood that I could write my own story.

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Image credit: www.rawforbeauty.com “I am Happy to be 40” by Jennifer Andersen OurMuddyBoots.com

Within a month, all of the resources I needed to make this possible appeared. I learned about setting intentions, focusing on good energy, going for it- even when I look foolish.

It was both strange and liberating to turn off auto-pilot and take charge of my own life, but the more I did it, the more my confidence, and my trust in the universe, grew. I started to understand that if I focus on not having enough of something, I won’t. I learned that if I think about what I want, I can make it happen- that with time and work it will come.

Today, on my 40th birthday, I sit in a hotel room in Wichita, KS. My two kids are sleeping, and my husband is in the lobby working. When this road trip is over, we will have logged over 5,000 miles in the last 30 days- through gorgeous parts of the US. We have had a blast- filled with adventures.

Gettin' my kicks on Route 66.
Gettin’ my kicks on Route 66.

This road trip will bring us to a conference with people who know it’s all possible. My husband and I will learn new things, and grow. It’s a culmination of what this last year has been for us- and our kids will be with us for the whole thing, just as they always have been.

Many people designate 40 as “over the hill”. Not me. 40 is just the beginning, because now I get it.

So here’s to another year filled with adventure, good energy, growth, and connecting. Here’s to trusting myself more, and listening to the critics less. Here’s to rising above the BS, and unimportant stuff, to recognize life’s potential.

40 is going to be awesome. Hello, 40!

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