40 before 40

Today is the last day of my 30s. Insofar as 40 is the new 30, is it perhaps equally accurate to say this is the last day of my 20s? Of that, I have my doubts, and, anyway, I’m very happy to (finally?) be older. And I wouldn’t want to go back even a week, let along a decade or two. I’ve learned so much and travelled so far along this winding road, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

So here, as a reminder to myself, first, and to celebrate, commemorate, and in hopes that I might remember and implement them as I move towards my 50s, are 40 things I learned before I turned 40…  Continue reading “40 before 40”

a strong foundation

In downtown Eureka Springs, there are all these old houses, perched on the side of the hill, hanging off into space. I used to wonder how they were held up, why they didn’t go sliding down the side, but, then, I’d never looked round the back of any of them, and I was young. These days, I see something different. Continue reading “a strong foundation”