Well, today is my Birthday….
I am officially 39 years young. I can’t believe it is already August and my birthday. This year feels like it is flying by so quickly. It has been a great day kicking off with a Starbucks run for my favorite Peach Green Tea Lemonade with John. It really is the little things that make me smile and running to Starbucks in our house clothes and hitting the drive through made me giggle this morning.
Yesterday I went kayaking with our neighbor and soaked up the peacefulness of being on the water. During our time on the water, we talked about me turning 39 and what I hoped for going into my 40’s next year. I decided as we were paddling to challenge myself to do 40 new things this year.
Gorgeous afternoon kayaking on Lake Spokane. It was so nice being out on the water and enjoying the peacefulness of the afternoon. Minus a couple of boats it was blissfully quiet on the water.
I feel like we live a pretty adventurous life, but there are things that I have never done that I want to push myself to do.
Currently on my list of new things are……
~visiting a new country
~trying indoor skydiving (I want to build into actually jumping out of a plane…eek!)
~ Bake macarons, I am trying to convince John that we need to go to Paris for a proper Macaron class..it seems like the perfect way to learn.
~Stay in a castle
~ Stay in an over the water bungalow someplace tropical and gorgeous
These are just a few of my ideas for new things to try. I am so excited looking forward to the future. I feel like I am in a place of pure happiness that is hard to describe. For so many years, I wasn’t happy in my job or with where my life was going. I am so blessed to be at a point in my life where I am living my dream life. Sure there are things I would like to improve upon but overall I am just happy.
I talked a few weeks ago about choosing happy and this really is my motto for the year ahead. There is so much negativity in social media, in the news, and in our lives that I just want to choose happy. I want to bring happiness to those around me and hopefully to our readers and I want to live a HAPPY life.
Growing up I remember when my Mom turned 40. One of her good friends Lynda decorated the side of the road leading to school with signs that said “oh lordy Nanci’s 40” and other fun comments. I remember thinking that 40 seemed so far away. I think I was 10 at the time. Now it is only a year away and I can’t believe it.
Life really does fly by in the blink of an eye. This year I want to savor each moment of happiness and focus on the amazing things that are happening.
Let’s be adventurers together! Let’s make this year the best year we can possibly imagine and so much more!
Hears to living life HAPPY and pushing ourselves to try new things.