Same me, New mood. This is 38.
For the first time in a decade I am invigorated and excited about my birthday. Why? Coming back from the Rise Conference in Ft. Myers, Florida I decided to make a lot of change and I am claiming 38.
As moms each year can be a complete blur. I literally spent the majority of the last decade pregnant. 63 months to be exact! Don’t get me wrong, I believe raising seven productive, contributing members of society will be my great Opus, but it is time to claim my life and my year.
If I think about it, I can probably tell you a major milestone my children have accomplished at each age. Age 2, they were potty trained. Age 6, they learned to read. Age 8, they joined scouts. But what the heck did I do at 33, 35? I can’t tell you what milestone or goal I achieved in 2016 because I didn’t set any major goals or dreams. I went through the motions of raising seven kids and working. But that changes today because I am claiming 38 and putting my goals and dreams out in the universe.
38 will be the year I grow my blog and write a book that will encourage and inspire other women who have felt like their adult life has been a huge blur. 38 will be the year I don’t let the set backs of my autoimmune encephalitis stop me from achieving my goals. 38 will be the year I conquer crow pose in yoga that I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the upper body strength to accomplish. 38 will be the year I gain enough strength and balance back that I can run the Rise Half Marathon in December. Thirty-freaking-eight will finally be the year I look in the mirror and regardless of my pants size, I will see beauty and not let it define my self worth.
So my fellow mommas. It will always be the same you in the mirror, but how are you going to change your mood? What are you claiming this year so you will look back on 2020 and you will be able to say what you accomplished this year?