Turning 40

May 13, 2014

Turning 40 Today!

Our hearts, being a muscle, has muscle memory! Today I started my 40th year (it’s my birthday!). As I get wrapped up in my day to day life, I often don’t get a chance to talk to old friends when they aren’t a part of my daily schedule or to-do list.

I love how certain people make an imprint on our lives and how they become a part of our heart for a lifetime. An old friend and I were trying to get in touch, but we kept on missing each other… but today, serendipitously, I answered my phone and we jumped back into conversation just like old times. I love how our hearts have that muscle memory.

So I’m 40! What does that mean?

Her and I talked about how somehow we have landed at the time in our lives where people our age are LEADING things. We are the ages of CEOs of companies, leaders of countries and guiders of change in the world.

I think that’s why I am so incredibly excited about this decade.

Most people talk about not wanting to get older…but for me, the tape that used to circle in my head was… “I am not old enough, yet”… But something happened over the last decade… I moved from “I am not old enough” to “I better get a move on if I want to do it in this lifetime”.

What I love most is that I have a few years under my belt and that I am beginning to see the dots connecting. The breadcrumbs of things that I could not have orchestrated, even if I tried.

Last night I taught the 4th week of my dream course. This to me is my playtime. Don’t get me wrong, I love the work I do in my day-to-day business as a marketing strategist… but my life work really is this creative stuff that I call my play time.

As I teach the course, I am asked to step up in my own life, reflect and see my own stories and see how I am living what I desire to teach.

My word for my 40th year is presence. The desire to be more present in my life and be more aware of how life is happening for me and not just to me! Here’s to 40 more…