Today I turned 38. The big 4-0 is staring me directly in the face but it’s not something I’m actually afraid of. After spending a lot of my 30’s being elbow deep in dirty diapers and sleep deprived with newborns, my 40’s will be spent with reclaiming most of myself back while enjoying my children being a bit more independent.
As I approach that huge milestone, I’m reflecting on so many things I’ve learned so far. Some are smaller than others, but they’re all significant to the growth of my soul.
So without further ado, in no particular order, my 38 life lessons:
1. It’s not the quantity, but the quality of friendships as an adult. I don’t want a bunch of friends at this age. I only want to be surrounded by a small, meaningful circle of like-minded women.
2. Self-care is so important. Motherhood can be very draining. Taking breaks and knowing when you need time to yourself is nothing to feel guilty about.