41 is the new 30 ;)

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…)!

shmoney dance

 

ūüėČ ¬†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!

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