What to get, what to do … well this year is a little different for me. My 30’s taught me so much, many experiences, breakups, and had my first real heartbreak at 30, well that’s not counting the bad boy I meet at 13 years old, LOL! I dated jerks but also dated great guys. I was super confused in life and everything society said I should have by 30, I was far from it. However I accomplished so much, I quit my job and I followed my dreams. I also made awesome friends in my 30’s so that “no new friends” is a big LIE.I never had better friendships than I do now. I’ve also matured a lot, in my 20’s won’t lie, I was very selfish and it was all about me. My 30’s gave me the most headaches and I had to learned to humble myself. I cleaned my first house for money when I was completely broke. I was never into clubs or drinking alcohol but I think after my 30’s I did some partying but it was never for me. I started traveling after my late 30’s… how crazy. I see so many young people take planes for their 21st birthday but that was not me. I was scared of planes and I was scared of taking risks. I really must say my 30’s gave me the best blessing. I got closer to my family and even a better relationship with my dad. I count every moment and thank GOD for allowing me to grow as a person.
I had the most challenges when my daughter turned 20 and decided to move out. It really took a tool on me and it put me in a dark place. This is something really private to me so I wish not to fully share and I hope you guys can understand. I’ve earned to become a more positive person. I also was forced to learn the difference between life and living life. I know people who come out of their 9-5pm jobs, go home to lounge in a couch and eat – that is not LIVING! (No judgement) I never wanted to settle for less and become that person. Surprisingly, in my 20’s I hated going to the gym but once I surpassed a difficult moment in my life, I started my fitness journey and it was the best decision ever.
So you see even if you start late, it’s better then never starting at all and for that I thank GOD. I see so many people not committing ever into a better healthy living. I met amazing people who guide me and mentor me to do better. To stay from bad characters because it corrupts good character. I stayed away from naysayers, negative and just crowds overall. I believe in quality in all sense of the word. Lastly, because trust me there is more … I found out at 39 years old that I have gastric cancer and have been fighting for almost a year. Turning 40 is not what I celebrate today but still being alive after I was told I only had 6 months to live. Celebrating my 40th birthday with a big bang surrounded by the people I love and thanking GOD for being my foundation in everything. We are still fighting and Cancer is not taking away the joy my 30’s gave me. I celebrate life more than ever now. It’s important to be thankful, always. Happy Birthday to me!!!
PS: Thank you all for all of the birthday wishes and love I am receiving via social media, flowers, visitors and messages. You guys rock! Oh, and what is my birthday wish this year…..you guys are going to have to wait and see. Love you, all.