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Turning 40

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

I made it. Today is my birthday and I am turning 40.

To answer your question, no I am not depressed. In fact, I am happy to be here.


I have learned to love the skin I am in, and at 40 I am focused on learning how to take care of it. What about you? Where are you at in your journey?


In the past I have been fascinated by the things my parents or grandparents have lived through. For example, technology, world events, social upheaval, and economics have shaped entire generations.


Now here I sit on the timeline of human history, and I am amazed at all that I have lived through. Not to mention what is possible in the next 40 years if grace is extended to me.


I am also questioning some things. Like, what is progress? When will we live as equals in America? What is worth dying for? How can I get into some good trouble?


I will never stop reflecting on the age-old questions 1) Where did I come from? 2) Why am I here? 3) Where am I going?


But every day I hope to live the answer! Hope, Faith, Love, Courage, Forgiveness, Humility, and Peace


Thank you for reading my thoughts on this momentous day!



An African American woman holding a chicken.

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