Today is my birthday – and for the first time in many years I really, truly, feel like celebrating. I think I am, at forty-three, finally reaching the point in my life where I feel like I am at my best – physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am happy to wake up each morning – excited to see what each new day holds.
Whoever says that over forty is “over the hill” is crazy. I think it’s in your forties when you are finally comfortable in your own skin, less concerned with others’ approvals and opinions and more content to follow your instincts and do what feels right for you. And it is fabulous.
I’ve been working on a “Bucket List” for the past year or so – and I’ve come up with a few more things I want to add to it as part of my birthday celebration – as well as a few things I can cross off that I’ve accomplished. You can see the original list here.
And here are my additions for today:
- Drive a motorcycle (very fast)
- Go to India
- See the Vatican
- Drive an “18-wheeler” tractor-trailer rig
- Go to Nepal
- Learn more about Buddhism and Hinduism
I’m sure I’ll continue to add to the list over time, but hopefully I will be scratching some things off, too!
What about you? Have any things you want to get to before you “kick the bucket” or things you want to make sure you do at some point in your life?