I celebrated my birthday last month. I am now 35. THIRTY FIVE!!! This new year has me resetting my goals and dreams…and I am so very grateful.
You see, 34 was the year that I reached many (if not most) of my life long dreams. Everything in my past set the stage for one year that hit me like a whirlwind of excitement, changes and accomplishments.
I am not the only one reaching a milestone this year! Olay is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Just like always, Olay empowers women to challenge what’s possible and to be proud of their age. Olay is asking us to SHOUT OUT our age. I for one am happy to do so.
At 34 I…
…settled into a creative outlet that has held my attention longer than anything else I’ve tried (and trust me I have tried many, many things). Blogging/ writing/ kid activities makes me want to learn more, keeps my mind racing with ideas and allows me to help parents. All at the same time!
…became a surrogate. Even before I had kids I knew being a surrogate was something I wanted to do. Having kids strengthened the desire to help grow a family. Starting the process turned a dream into a longing that was finally realized this past summer.
…published my first eBook. I launched Raising a Creative Kid in July. The response has been fantastic and I’m grinning from ear to ear!
…figured out how to contribute to our family finances while still acting as a stay at home mom. Oh yes this about the blog again. I’m not making as much as I want to (yet ;)) but I’m certainly on the right track.
For 35 and beyond I hope to…
…take an Alaskan cruise with my hubby. This has been on our list since before we were married. I imagine it’s quite a ways off, but still fun to dream about.
…publish a book that I can hold in my hands. A children’s book, a novel or another parenting book (any of these would be AWESOME!!!) Of course lumped in with this is taking a writing course, joining a writing group and learning as much as I can about writing.
… find an exercise routine that I actually enjoy, so that I can be as passionate about working out as I am about work.
Thank you Olay for inspiring me to take a minute to focus on what my number really means! Congrats on 60 years – you are aging gracefully!!!
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