41 years old

I have a confession to make: I turn 41 in two days, and it’s the first time in a long time I’m not motivated to celebrate. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if there are more important events in the world to draw attention to. The thought of celebrating while others are fighting for their lives seems insensitive. I do understand that I have the privilege of breathing. That in itself seems like something to celebrate or at least acknowledge. Last year on my 40th birthday, I went to Las Vegas with a group of friends to watch a Janet Jackson concert. A year later, I will be at home with my husband, our 5th month sheltering in place. If I’m lucky, I can blow out candles and exhale.

Here are some pictures from last year…

8 thoughts on “41 years old

  1. Advanced happy birthday! You’re right — these days being able to blow out birthday candles is absolutely something to be thankful for 🙂

  2. That explains the Boyz II Men videos you posted in one of your blogs!… we’re on the same age bracket 🙂 We never got over Boyz II Men and still plays on loop..

    To feel a little guilty about those who are suffering is understandable… I can’t even post a food review without thinking that I was being insensitive…

    Your celebration last year seemed so much fun! Belated happy birthday…

  3. The 40’s are tough. I turned 46 this summer, and I confess I’m not too thrilled with the half century mark creeping closer. But, you’re right–I’m breathing and relatively healthy so all is good.
    Happy belated birthday! 🙂

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