Friday, March 16, 2012
And the Festival of Jenny begins ...
How do I feel about turning 40? I feel pretty fantastic to be honest. I don't think there is much else that I would want from life that I haven't been able to have or experience in my forty years. This feels like a great blessing and privilege to me. Lovely family that brought me up, crazily unusual childhood, got to go to uni (a few times), I've been married for 17 years to a man who is incredible (and we still like each other - more incredible), have five (five? wow, really, that is truly unexpected) beautiful kids, many friends, good health, a relationship with the God who made me. Not much missing. Nothing missing actually.
So the Festival of Jenny is not so much about me, as much as an excuse to enjoy the great relationships in my life and to celebrate my immense thankfulness for getting to 40 in a state of much joy and peace. I like being older. I care less what others think of me (how different to 20) so I'm freed up to just get on with things and enjoy all that lies ahead. I'm much surer of who I am and my place in the world - quite liberating.
Bring it ON ... and I'll just pretend my niggling shoulder injury isn't the beginning of the slow decline!