I was thinking the other day how old I was. First off, I had to stop and think about that and calculate it. You don’t tell your age as often as you do when you are little, so you don’t really know – or at least that’s my excuse for forgetting!
However, I was just thinking how amazing it is that we’ve owned our house for a few years. The first few months were scary – Can I make it? Did I remember to pay all the bills? Am I forgetting something? All doubts I had. Thanks to my amazing husband, we were able to make it through and find ways to not only enjoy our life but to prosper.
It is amazing to feel less scared. Growing up is scary. You lose friends. You make new ones. You start doing things you only saw your parents doing and never imagined doing yourself. You make life choices to take your life in different directions. You have no one to blame, but yourself. Happiness is what you make of it. It is all pretty fantastic. I am blessed. There are always bumps in the road. There are always moments of sadness, but you learn how to be strong and who you really are.
However, I also know life is too short to not treasure it, so I am treasuring it. This year I tried to run a marathon. I didn’t finish, but I tried and that’s pretty amazing. I went on a cruise so far and it’s only February. That’s a pretty awesome year so far. I have a half marathon with a friend coming up, trips to visit home, our five year wedding anniversary and lots of home improvement and other excitement hopefully heading our way!
I couldn’t be more excited. It’s not always easy, but I’ve found my footing and thanks to an amazing support system and the love of my husband, I am happy. That is the greatest accomplishment I could ever discovered.
There are responsibilities – bills to pay, tough discussions, and choices. However, it’s not all that bad. A lot of it is actually pretty amazing. I am blessed and can’t wait to see what the next 60, 70, 80, or 90 years bring!