Tomorrow’s my birthday. It’s not a milestone…42. Far enough past 40 to be dealin’ with it and not close enough to 50 to be frettin’… yet.

I’ve been thinking about my life and whether or not I’m where I thought I’d be at this point in my life.

I’m happy to report that by and large, I am.

When I was a little girl and someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say a mommy and a wife. That’s the order I listed them in, even though I believe whole-heartedly that the two should be achieved in the reverse order.

Check. And check.

I’m a mommy to four AMAZING children. (See Thursday’s post)

I’m a wife to an AMAZING man. (See the previous Thursday’s post) And, for the record, we were married 6 years before the mommy part happened.

The icing on the cake is that I’m a mostly stay-at-home mom. I substitute teach once in awhile, but since it’s really up to me whether or not I work on any given day, I don’t really count it as a job.

I have a cozy little house with a not-too-big mortgage.

I have good friends and a loving extended family.

I’m healthy. So is my family.

I have a strong faith in God which gets me through the tough times.

So if the birthday itself isn’t a milestone, what has brought on this reflective mood? The milestone that I am facing this year: My 20-year class reunion–from college. How in the heck did that happen? After all, I’m not old enough to have done anything 20 years ago, right?! That’s how I feel, anyway.

I have some work to do between now and October. I plan to go to the reunion. I do not plan to go 45 pounds heavier than I was when I left.

Wish me luck and while you’re at it, you can wish me a happy birthday, too!

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3 thoughts on “Self-Reflection

  1. Dawn

    Wow! You are doing an awesome job at posting everyday! (And, I am doing an awesome job on commenting on nearly every one of them! Besides the point…anyway!!)

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday, cousin! And, we shall lose weight together. It’s on of my goals, too!! :D

  2. Kelly (Your Life Organized)

    I hated taking the birthday inventory until I hit about 35, realizing my life was going EXACTLY how it’s supposed to, highs & lows, good & bad. In retrospect, I was pretty p’ed off most of the time, expecting a better life, better husband, better kids, better dog, better cul-de-sac…… Now I see my difficulties as ‘opportunities to grow’. My husband & I are happy, I have a terrific relationship with my kids, dog, neighborhood, etc. Wow! I actually wrote all that!

    Anyway, love the website, especially the name…. =)

    1. Amy Post author

      Thanks for your comments, Kelly!

      Sometimes an inventory lets us see all we have instead of what we’re missing. I try to focus on the positives as much as possible, too.


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