Last Updated on November 7, 2015 by Jody Halsted
Birthdays really don't phase me.
And, overall, this one isn't.
It's just another day.
Though, truth be told, I am probably at the half way point of my life.
And that I just can't wrap my head around.
When my mother was 45 all of her children were adults.
When my grandmother was 45 she had 9- maybe 10- grandchildren.
At 45 I have 2 young children – ages 11 & 9.
45 for me is a funny middle ground.
Though I have friends whose lives are very similar to mine
I also see acquaintances who have grandchildren, some near my youngest daughter's age.
At 45 my mind still tells me I'm 29.
My body tells me I'm not as young as I think I am.
My eyes tell me that I'm not as old as I wake up feeling.
Life is a funny paradox, on so many points logically unacceptable, yet wholly real.
So here's to being halfway through.
I'm sure the second half is going to be interesting…
Bring it, 45…. I'm ready.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I think you look great, lovely lady! Keep doing whatever you’re doing! Brenda
Thanks Brenda! You’re very kind as the ‘mean’ face is definitely not my most flattering!
You look ready 🙂 The truth is we could all be at the 99% point so need to just grab it all and run laughing!
Very true! We never know when, do we? Live life fully! Huzzah!
At 43, I hear you. Great post and happy birthday!
Thanks Andrea! Getting older is definitely different than I thought it would be!
Enjoyed this very much! I just wrote a post comparing my wedding to my daughter’s. My parents were in their early forties when I got married; my husband and I in our mid-sixties! Happy Birthday. Oh, to be 45 again! You’re a kid!
Thank you Sandy! It’s all about perspective, isn’t it?