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: