I have heard so many stories of people dreading turning forty and wishing they were back in their 30’s. Yesterday I turned 40 and I have to say I haven’t been worried or crying about it or even wishing I was in my 30’s. It’s as if I’ve been waiting for this day for a whole year.
My 39th birthday was spent trying to organise a lumpectomy for the next day and contemplating the possibility of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The whole day was a bit of a blur. Probably one of the worst ever, having been told the day before that I had breast cancer. The rest of the year was very similar, feeling like I was on another planet due to the chemotherapy. It messes with your brain.
So when 2017 arrived I was relieved and looking forward to a new chapter in my life. Now I’m 40 I feel like the chapter has begun and I’m going to make the most of it. While this last year has taught me a lot, especially how important family and friends are, I plan to spend the next year spending more time with those closest to me and traveling both near and far, making memories and laughing!!