Well it has been about three weeks since my 40th birthday and let me tell you it has been quite busy. The weeks leading up to the big 40 were filled with questions, anxiety and a lot of uneasiness. OMG! I was a mess. Am I where I should be by 40? Did I make the right decisions? Should I have done more? Have more friends? Went back to college by now? Do I need to workout harder? Why are all of these damn gray hairs popping up? Yes, all of these questions were driving me crazy.
Two days before the big day, my husband surprised me with an intimate birthday dinner at Prime 112. I really thought it was just going to be the two of us at Komodo’s so I was delighted to see a few of our good friends come out to celebrate ME. We ate and drank so much. Some strangers even sent me a shot of tequila. Their food is outstanding. The colossal shrimp cocktail were huge. My favorite appetizer was the ceviche. It was amazing. After dinner we indulged in an assortment of desserts but my absolute favorite was the deep fried Oreos with vanilla ice cream. If you go to Prime 112 you have to try them. After posing for pictures we headed back to the Fountainbleu for drinks and dancing. By the time I looked at the alarm clock and climbed into bed it was 4 a.m. Yes, we had a ball!
After brunch the hubby and I relaxed by the ocean and it hit me, this is 40. I am here. I made it. Some people didn’t get to see 40. So even if I am not exactly where I thought that I would be, I am exactly where I am meant to be. I have an amazing husband, three beautiful kids, a warm home, loving family, I am healthy, happy and able to do whatever I choose to do and that right there is enough. I am enough! This year I pledge to take it easy on me. To live lighter and free and spread more love.