40 years young

I’m sitting here, a few hours away from turning 40, and I’m boggled that I could possibly have spent 40 years on earth already! For the most part it went in a blink. And while I’m not overly thrilled to have to say that I’m 40, I’m ever so fortunate to say that I am thrilled with the life that I have created for myself.

I have a challenging career that I truly enjoy and that pays well. I have friends all over the world (well, living on four different continents but hailing from five) whom I actually get to see fairly regularly. I travel for 4-5 months out of the year to fabulous locations that many can only dream of.

I live in a country that is going through an exciting time, changing and growing very quickly, and I get to make an impact in the lives of not only my clients in the kingdom, but also in the professionals who I am training in the science of ABA.

I’m struggling more to maintain my body where I want it to be, but I am healthy and strong and I still love to play and move. I have to watch what I eat a little bit more, but I still rarely turn down chocolate.

My family is healthy and, while I miss them, I see them about 3 times a year. Not enough but I value the time more because it is limited. My nephews bring me great joy and I can’t wait until they can get on a plane and come travel with Auntie Sage. I want to share the world with them.

Tiny Nals (the littlest dog) is my faithful companion on this around the sun tour. She is faithful and provides unconditional love.

To be able to honestly say that I am living the dream is a gift. I look forward to every day and I enjoy almost every minute. Few people can say the same. I don’t know where I will end up, and I have moved beyond trying to plan it out. I am living in the moment and trusting that the path will be clear. As long as I continue to work hard, and follow my dreams, I know that this will be true. I won’t settle, and I won’t compromise.

I’m looking forward to the next 60 years! I have so many things yet to enjoy!

7 thoughts on “40 years young

  1. I absolutely love that you are living the dream, which is such an individual choice. Your adventures have been incredible, and while I don’t think I could ever live in Saudi, I love living it through you and getting to see you here and there. Forty is nothing……….. you’ve only just begun to live. Happy Birthday my friend.

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  2. I am so very proud of you. You have turned out to be a beautiful woman in mind, spirit and body. I miss you daily, but couldn’t be more pleased that you have grown wings and flown off to an interesting and exciting life. Happy Birthday to my baby girl! I love you!
    Mom

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