Tuesday, May 20, 2014

{forty three years old}

Thanks for all the birthday love peeps. Have had the most fabulous few days.

A couple of days ago I turned 43. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this to be honest.

On one hand this birthday definitely has that feeling of a fresh new year about it. Things are settling down, the new house is feeling more like home and I've just passed my 3 month probation at my new job. The shit-storm of last year really does seem to be passing.

On the other hand I feel like I've come full circle somewhere between 5 and 6 years, and am standing at the same place I was standing around that time. Asking the same questions, facing a number of the same challenges and working towards some of the exact same goals.

I know that I'm not really in the same place. I've learned and grown and journeyed over that time. I'm not the same person I was 5 or 6 years ago, for both better and for worse. But there's definitely a familiarity between the place I'm in now and the place I was in back then. And it feels very strange.


  1. Happy Birthday.

    The passing of time is strange indeed. Sometimes I feel so different, and others like nothing is ever going to change.

  2. Many happy returns to you Cathy! I wish you a year of creative fulfillment and a work environment that values your heartfelt contributions by showering you with great financial abundance. You deserve a year of smooth sailing!

  3. Happy birthday! I turn 42 in September and I keep thinking, "There is no possible way I am 42!!" I hope this year brings amazing experiences for you to enjoy!