Today I turned 40.
I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this birthday. People always talk about this being such a significant birthday, the kind whose arrival prompts soul searching and life questioning, and I worried that I would feel somehow feel like I hadn’t done enough.
But today was a good day. It was a day full of love, with so many friends reaching out and the most thoughtful gestures from my family. It was special without being fussy. Today was a happy day, and totally angst free.
And to think, I even went out and got myself a mid-life crisis hairdo. Not that you can tell from this picture, but I bleached the ends of my hair, which I’m told will get lighter as the toner washes out. I’ve been wanting to do it for some time now, and it seemed like the perfect time, and I love it.