40!

Today I turn 40. I've been worried about this birthday for years. Now that it's here... it's just another day, another year. It isn't such a big deal as I make it out to be. In fact, I already made up my mind that this year I'm going to push myself more than ever and instead of lamenting its arrival I'm going to use it as a launching pad. I have a list ready for me to tackle.

I received a package of goodies yesterday and it felt like an early birthday present. It will get me started with the 'pushing' that I'm talking about. I'll show you what it's all about next week.

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Today I'm going to relax, get a haircut and do laundry (life goes on, right?) and in the evening we're all going to dinner with my family. All I want/need for my birthday is to be surrounded by those that I care about the most. It's going to be so much fun.

And... thank you to all of you that come by and visit. I don't take it for granted and I really, really appreciate all your support and kind words.

Have a great weekend everyone!

29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I turned 40 in February and was all worried about it too. Then it came and went and wasn't bad at all! Funny how we get ourselves into a tizzy. isn't it?

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  2. Happy Birthday! I turned 40 last summer. I celebrated by taking my oldest daughter to get her drivers license. I think that made me feel older than turning 40. Have a great day!

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  3. Happy Birthday!!!! Love your blog - so thankful for all you do here. Yes, celebrate, celebrate, celebrate! xo

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  4. Happy birthday! I love your wonderful blog!!!

    Eleonora

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  5. Hi, I found your blog through your amazing designs :)
    I love your designs!! Everything I make is made of used paper/cardboard/plastic and you show us all how they can transform into 3d things, their hidden forms.
    I am only a teen, but happy birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful celebratory day!

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  7. Happy 40th! Enjoy it!


    “And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

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  8. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a lovely day. x

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  9. Happy Birthday! Glad to hear it isn't such a big deal--I've been worried about this number, too.

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  10. Happy Launching Pad Day!

    May you be overwhelmed by all the love you receive today.

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  11. Happy Birthday! It's just a number as you said. I like to think of entering 40 as a whole new beginning to discovering and developing our true potential. You are a lovely woman. I couldn't agree more that spending the day with those you love is simply the best. Enjoy. X

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  12. Happy birthday! I turned 30 last week and did the same thing: took myself out for a haircut, and just kinda bummed around. Which is just the way I like it :)

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  13. Thank you so much everyone! I had a great day and meeting some of you for the first time is an added bonus.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  14. Happy birthday! Time with loved ones is always a welcome gift - hope you had fun1

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  15. Today I turn 53 and, let me tell you, it's great. Enjoy your 40s--they're good. But I think you're going to like your 50s even more. It just keeps getting better and better. Hope you had a happy day!

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  16. Happy birthday to you!Best wishes in this special day.
    Espero que tengas un lindo cumpleaños en compañia de todos tus seres queridos. Feliz cumpleaños!
    Cheers,
    Gloria xx

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  17. Congratulations! Happy Birthday everyday! :-)

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  18. Thank you so much everyone! I had a great weekend! :)

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  19. Here's a belated happy birthday from me.
    You have accomplished many things in your 40 years, some of which even I a perfect stranger am grateful for.
    Have a wonderful year and keep producing (and blogging!).
    Anat

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  20. Congratulations Patricia!
    Hope you had a super duper weekend :)

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  21. Happy Birthday a little too late! I'll turn 40 in a few more months and I know what you're talking about. Dreading is the word... :-) Take care!

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  22. I am a little late in my greeting but just wanted to to wish you a HaPpY BiRtHdAy! I hope it was a great celebration!

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  23. Happy, Happy Birthday! I'm very behind on my blog reading so a big congratulations on being featured in the million dollar dream book too. Well deserved, I certainly found your blog incredibly inspirational when I was starting my own business.

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  24. a little late but happy birthday!
    mefi

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  25. I'm a little late with my wishes, but hope you had a very happy birthday. I turn 40 this year too, and will keep that idea of a launching board in mind for sure. xx

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