Tomorrow, I turn 42 years old. I do not feel 42, not that there is anything wrong with that age. I have never felt better, more comfortable in my own skin.
We went out Saturday night to celebrate a friend's 40th. I haven't been out in the thick of the bar scene in a long time. Wow, has it changed. I think the thing that struck me the most was how the young girls were portraying themselves. Yes, I remember drinking, dancing and get dressed up. I remember flirting and looking for attention.
But not like that. I realized that most girls in that bar don't know who they are yet. They are not comfortable in their skin. One day they will be in a situation where they look back. They will realize they loved the freedom and fun of those days, but that they wish they were more sure of themselves back then.
Along with October comes Nathan's birthday. He will turn 8 in just a few days. My tall dude who doesn't fit into any pants from last year. He is growing so fast. Then it will be Halloween. Then November and Thanksgiving. Before we know it, we will be celebrating Christmas. Crazy.
I used the Lily Bee Christmas Cheer line for this layout. Gosh, I love that blue! I used the stamps for the numbers, stickers and papers.
Before I know it I will be asking them to make their list.