It's true. I am now 40 years old ... well, I have been 40 since August 5, 2017. I threw myself a party surrounded by family and friends; it was a great time and one that I will always remember (and will always thank my parents for graciously letting me use their house!). There are so many great things about turning 40; in fact, I recently sat down and wrote out a list of 40 things I have learned, experienced, finally understood, enjoyed ... since I turned 40. Would you like to explore my list? Of course, you do!
That is a GREAT question. Where HAVE I been? My last published blog was April 11, 2017, which was 353 days ago. Wow. Let me first start by saying I did not take a trip to space. I did not set out to discover if the world is flat then fall off the edge. Nor did I crawl into a hole and hibernate for the last year. In fact, I have been right here in Salt Lake City living life and discovering more and more what it means to learn how to be. But over the course of the year I have done some traveling to see family and friends, and in those travels, I've had moments of great clarity. I love clarity, don't you?
Everything was all set. Ken and I were going to cook dinner for our house guest on a Sunday evening. Simple. Easy. Casual. Just the three of us. Then three became seven. My husband asked if we could invite a good friend of us all, her husband, and daughter over to dinner as well. My first response: no. I couldn't wrap my head around having a dinner party for six. All the excuses for why I couldn't host six people were racing through my mind. But then I stopped myself and started figuring out how to make it happen.