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.