This is the month I turn 40; on the 22nd to be precise, if you'd like to mark your calendar and wish me a happy birthday then ;). I've been thinking for awhile about this milestone, and I have to say that I am looking forward to the future with a smile. It's a bit of a challenge to me to realize that I'm not 16 anymore, but once I get over that hurdle, I'm fine with the whole aging thing.
My husband asked me last week how I'd like to celebrate my birthday. I'm always a bit squeamish with that question, coming from a very non-celebratory family of origin. We never did much with gifts or cakes or parties. These days, simply having a birthday remembered between us (and I mean literally remembered) can be quite a feat. I like celebrating, but it is a struggle for me to come up with what a celebration actually is. My brother and I organized a surprise party for my Mom's 70th which was loads of fun for everyone, even though Mom said it probably aged her an extra five years on the spot.
So today I thought about how I would mark my birthday in my own heart. And I decided one thing I would like to do is go on a little blog-o-rama. Take extra time (ack! more than I already do!) to write about things in my heart and mind, strolls down memory lane, reflections, maybe a laugh here and there, that type of stuff. I did sign up for NaNoWriMo, but to be honest I'm not sure it is in my heart to follow through. I think the fun of writing, fiction or otherwise, is tilling the ground of the heart, so that it is fresh and fertile for life. These days I think blogging works for me more than fiction.
So, stay tuned, and drop me a comment now and then!