Thoughts on turning 38

Thoughts on turning 38So, if I double my age I would be 76. Phew! This is always my benchmark for whether or not I’m ‘too old’. If I can live my whole life again and still be potentially still around, I’m ok.

Last year, I wrote quite a lengthy post on 37 reasons to love life, now I’m 37. I loved writing that post – it sets out lots of key elements of my life that I love, namely my children and family, achieving and learning new things, and things that are just ‘me’, like scaring myself stupid and being a total coffee addict.

Yesterday, my birthday came around again. This year has been mad and very busy but totally exciting. Mr EC and I got engaged at New Year and have been busy wedding planning for August. We’ve also organised lots of work on our house to get it to a stage where we can really love it as our family home. Our eldest girl starts preschool in September which is also the beginning of a new journey.

This is why I thought the image above of the swan and her cygnets was just perfect. The swan has had her brood and is moving forward purposefully on their adventures together.

The other week, I was moaning to someone about turning 38 and she turned to me and rightly said “but life’s just taking off”. She was right and I’ve reflected on her words ever since.

They say life begins at 40, but 38 feels like a year of new beginnings for me.


Working Mum of two, living in Didsbury, Manchester, in a house which breeds washing, mushed up raisins and various toys in the brightest primary colours. Oh, and the odd empty wine glass.

8 thoughts to “Thoughts on turning 38”

  1. Oh Liz I love this post!!!! I am going to take it and apply it to my own 38 year old life 🙂 Feeling positive!!!!!!!! ps I will toast you to it on Saturday x

  2. Great positive post – i think too many slip into the “oh doom, its nearly 40 etc!”. I think life is busier then ever at the moment for me too. I will be “mid-30s” this year!

  3. Firstly belated birthday wishes! I hope you had an amazing time! Secondly congratulation on your wedding this really does me the start of lots of new adventures and ‘life’ to come you way. enjoy and be happy x #sharefriday

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