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Turning 40: Wanting Forty-ward – Kath Eats Actual Meals


I’m celebrating my fortieth birthday with a glance in the direction of the subsequent decade. Turning forty appears like an enormous milestone! 

Right here’s To Turning 40! 

A brand new DECADE appears like such a large leap! In any case I haven’t began a brand new one in ten years – haha. I must change my Peloton profile to go from 30s to 40s right now! That appears like a giant leap. 

My Twenties: About Me

(At all times gotta take into consideration my sister’s weblog once you point out the Twenties!) 

My twenties had been a time of self discovery. Graduating faculty. Job looking. Beginning a family routine. Adulting for the primary time. Studying to finances. Selecting a profession…..after which one other one. Shifting to a brand new state. 

I did a number of self discovery and began to determine who I wished to be on the planet. (After which questioned all that by my mid-30s…) 

My Thirties: About Household + Buddies

Having two youngsters, one at 30 and one at 36, formed this decade in essentially the most purposeful approach. I knew from a younger age I wished to be a mom, and I’m grateful for my two boys who’re as great as they’re opinionated 😉 They complement one another very properly and are fairly the duo after they get laughing collectively. 

I additionally look again on my thirties as a time to encompass myself with individuals I like and care about who will help me unconditionally, from my accomplice to fostering friendships. I’ve made many new associates and let some friendships go that didn’t come as naturally as they as soon as had. I like the Charlottesville group and that there’s a lot overlap of good friend teams. And that you could’t stroll to the Downtown Mall or the farmer’s market or ACAC with out seeing three individuals you recognize. 

Wanting Forty-ward

Final 12 months’s birthday once I was turning 39 was a glance again in time. This 12 months I’m wanting ahead….forty-ward. 

Whereas I’ve heard lots of people speak about their 40s and 50s because the “finest years of my life.” I’m additionally a bit nervous! I do know illnesses like most cancers can strike at any age, however I’m extra anxious about that type of factor now than ever. I really feel larger nervousness about our security typically than I did in my youthful years, and I’m undecided if that’s due to my youngsters, the world, my age, or the entire above. 

So whereas I need to make grand plans for this decade, there’s an enormous a part of me that claims KNOCK ON WOOD. **Doing that proper now**

Issues To Look Ahead To:

Within the close to future, right here’s what we now have to stay up for this fortieth 12 months!

Birthday Weekend on Bald Head Island

Birch and I have fun our birthdays three days aside, and the boys are out of college Thursday and Friday for trainer workdays, so naturally we’re heading right down to our household dwelling on Bald Head Island for a bit escape! On my day I’m hoping for some scrumptious seafood, and on Birch’s he’s hoping for a pirate cake! 

Joint Birthdays in Anguilla

Thomas and I are taking a dream journey to Anguilla in December to have fun each of our birthdays! (I’m 6 weeks older than him.) We booked the journey totally on Chase factors, and we’re staying on the 4 Seasons there due to a present card I earned with Beautycounter final 12 months!! I like a tropical trip greater than something, so I’ve been wanting ahead to this for a very long time. **Knock on wooden once more**

Disney World!

I actually hope the children don’t learn this put up as a result of we’re going to Disney World subsequent 12 months! We’ve been debating when to go, the place to remain, the right way to do it, and all these enjoyable logistics for a very long time now. We had been so indecisive!! I lastly mentioned the one solution to do our first journey is on factors, so we will study the ropes with out spending a fortune. And I feel at 4 and 10, the boys are an excellent age to go. 

We used our bank card technique to get the Marriott Boundless Card and can be staying on the Disney Swan Resort for 4 nights! (That is the one Disney property you may guide with factors as a result of it’s Marriott.) I additionally discovered low-cost Jet Blue flights out of Richmond, and I’m going to get our tickets through the Undercover Vacationer utilizing the Capital One factors eraser. I’ll you should definitely share the journey rewards plan on what we did because it will get nearer if you wish to mirror it. 

Dwelling Renovation Subsequent 12 months

Our dwelling renovation is beginning in March and it’s looming over me a bit! Now we have to pack up the home and transfer out….for five months. Not precisely one thing tremendous enjoyable to stay up for, nevertheless, the tip consequence will hopefully be superb (**knock knock**) so it’s now or by no means!! I hope we now have moved again in by the point I’m turning 41. I’ve a weblog put up developing with a few of our design inspiration! 

What recommendation or ideas do you’ve for me on this milestone day?

Just one factor is for certain: I’ll all the time be Youthful!

Photographs by Cramer Photograph!



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