It’s May 1 which means the WordCount Blogathon led by Michelle Rafter has begun! As I mentioned previously, the focus for my 31 blogathon posts will be on the topic of turning 40 years old. Come by Motherlogue to read some fabulous guest posts, quotes about being 40 and my personal reflections as I launch into the next decade of this beautiful thing called life.
To kick off the month, I’ll share these words from Mary Karr, a writer that I’m grateful to have found in the the last month of the last year of my 30s:
If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There’s an initial uprush of relief at first, then-for me, anyway- a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren’t yet operational.There’s been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.
I see turning 40 as a fresh start in many ways, a time to look at what lies ahead in life, a time to shape, to rediscover and to let go. To leave the old assumptions behind me.
As my sweet three-year-old son Eli would say,”It’s a great thing.”
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