42 Things

I turned 42 this year.  And I feel like I’m finally getting my shit together.  I’ve come full circle. I’ve mostly unbecome everything I was never meant to be so I can start becoming the person I’m supposed to be.  I have a much better understanding of my gifts and my flaws.  So this birthday was exciting for me.  It’s been years since I’ve been excited about my birthday.  But this year, I was.  I am proud that I have found the courage to be me. I am grateful for a multitude of blessings in my life. I am excited about what the future may hold.  I’m passionate about what I do for a living.  I’m focused on the good I can give.  I’m in a really good place.

So I wanted to commemorate this year.  I will print an Instax photo of 42 fabulous things that happen this year.  That’s one every 8 or 9 days on average.  Fabulous things don’t happen every day and some fabulous things take up more than one day.  And I often consider some very simple things fabulous (like a sunny day after weeks of rain).  But these photos are going to be a reminder of those times that really add joy to my life, the times I never want to forget.

So here they are:

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour
#1: We travelled to Toronto to see my all-time favourite band play the album that formed me – The Joshua Tree by U2.
#2: Seeing a long-time friend who lives far away. I met her youngest and we gabbed until the wee hours. No matter where we are in the world, this incredible woman is in my heart.