Friday, October 19, 2012

Forty

Me at 40 years old with my craft-aster table.
If you had asked me when I was twenty what I thought I would feel like when I was forty, my answer would have something really insightful like, "Old."

Turns out, I would have been wrong.  It's a lot better than "old".  Today is my fortieth birthday, so I thought I'd write a little post about how I'm feeling today.

At forty, I feel...
  • Old(er), but it's a good feeling.  I know myself a lot better now.
  • More confident.  I still don't have my confidence issues conquered, but they stay in the background more than they used to.
  • Like I finally know what my "style" is. It involves a lot of grey and black horizontal stripes in case you were wondering.
  • Prettier.  I'm pretty sure this has something to do with the more confident thing above.
  • More grateful.
  • More creative.
  • Loved by a wonderful circle of supportive family and friends.
  • Lucky. So very lucky.

10 comments:

  1. Forty is FABULOUS, but it seems as though you know that already. :) Get ready for the best decade yet, Shelly! Have a wonderful milestone birthday! :D

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  2. I love you! Happy birthday.

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  3. You make forty look really good!!! Love that photo of you. Have a wonderful birthday!

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  4. Happy Happy Birthday to you!
    Yes, I think at 40 you finally get who you are - and are no longer afraid to show it ;)
    Bravo - and you look beautiful,
    Kristin xo

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  5. you look fantastic, beautiful and so confident. forty looks awesome on ya!

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  6. happy birthday you dont look a day older than 20

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  7. Happy Happy Birthday Shelly! 40 is pretty wonderful isn't it. I hope you have/had a beautiful day. Wish I were closer so we could celebrate with some arting and some wine. Cheers, to one of the most talented and beautiful people I know. Hugs!!

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  8. Forty is the new 20! :0
    You look marvelous!
    Hope you had an extra special birthday!

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday! You wear 40 well! Love your picture! You look full of possibilities!

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  10. Happy Birthday!!! It looks like with all of those insightful self refections you also managed to sneak in finding the fountain of youth! You do not look anywhere near 40!!

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