I was recently notified that I had posted my 40th blog posting on this site since its inception in 2012. Wow – for someone with a relatively short attention span about
some most things, I realized this was cause to celebrate *starts to shmoney dance in 5..4..3..2…)!
😉 Now, officially my 40th blog post was a reblog of the important events that were taking place in Ferguson, MO. Today’s post is technically my 41st post, and while 41 is a prime number that is not given as much recognition as 40 – there is no less cause to celebrate. As I sat down to write, the phrase ’40 is the new 30′ kept repeating in my head. Generally phrases like that hold no meaning for me, but the more I thought about it the more parallels I saw between the underlying meaning of that phrase and the direction in which I see this blog taking. To me, ’40 is the new 30′ represents the youthfulness and vitality that is now being associated with the age of 40. As someone who will be turning 40 in 9 short years, I can definitely relate as I’ve come to an increased understanding and comfort level with who I am as I age – which is reflected in how I see the world and interact with those around me. I also want to see a similar transition manifest in this blog space, where as it ages it becomes more authentic and impactful. So yeah, I definitely look forward to getting my Nia Long/Gabrielle Union/Sanaa Lathan/insert-names-of-other-women-who-epitomize-preserving-the-sexy-here on as I age, and hope that change takes hold not only in my personal life, but in the way I blog, in my pursuit of passions & goals, in how I interact with others, and in the way I engage the world around me. That motivation is worthy of celebration indeed!