As we welcome the new month I am filled with lots of emotions as this is the month I turn forty. I have been looking forward to this particular birthday for some odd reason. I knew I wanted to do something major and something different. Thanks to some great planning and a great supportive tribe I will get to spend my birthday with some great friends.
Turning forty can hit you in one of 2 ways, it can be a wakeup call to the fact that you are not where you want to be or it can be the beginning of a downward spiral to a midlife crisis. I think it has affected me in the latter, I realise I am not where I want to be but hitting the age milestone makes me realize that this is the time to work towards the dreams that were once forgotten. Life is meant to be lived and I realize that turning forty is a blessing in itself. I am grateful for the life I have, my family ,my friends and my faith. At the same time I realize that my time here is limited and as such I don’t have time for a dress rehearsal. I should just live to my fullest potential now. I am therefore here to welcome forty with open arms.
As I prepare for my trip to Punta Cana I have the time to reflect on where I have come from and how excited I am for what the future has in store. I am not about to let life pass me by, on this first day of February, which also happens to be my birthday month, I pledge to be present. I will enjoy each day and pay attention to what I am doing. I will take the time to enjoy my family, my work and also work towards my goals. Life is meant to be lived and I encourage you all to do that. Turning forty gives one a new sense of acceptance, I am accepting of the fact that my time here is limited and this is the time to live my life to the fullest.
Always remember to Stop, Take a Breath and Reassess Life. I am grateful for the fact that I will be able to take a trip to celebrate my fortieth birthday and I will share with you more about this in my next blog post. Yes it’s ok to take some well deserved time away from the kiddos , you all deserve it. Heres to a productive February.
With love and gratitude
DR Fatsani Dogani