Yesterday was my 49th birthday (YaY Me!). Now, I have to tell you, I have not been very excited about the idea of turning 50. But a few months ago I came up with the idea of celebrating my birthday for the entire year leading up to this monumental birthday. So I put together a list of places I would love to go and things I would love to see. I decided to top off the celebration with an epic trip to Africa with family and friends.
I talked to some people about this idea, and as you can imagine, I encountered some serious #SideEye moments. I heard things like "you're crazy" or "that won't happen". Last week I talked to a financial adviser about some financial goals and even he told me that I should scale my "Year Of 50!" dreams down a bit.
So I was bummed and they had me reworking my plans. But Lookie - Lookie at what #PepsiCo told me in a birthday email. Who knew such inspiration could come via junk mail from my sugary lover?
I now have new a sense of determination. I will LIVE life. I will make MY travel dreams come true. I will EXPLORE new destinations. I will make NEW friends. I will LEARN new things. I will have amazing EXPERIENCES. And I will CELEBRATE turning 50 however I want!
I don't have all the pieces in place, and I don't know if I want them there. All I know is that today is the first day of my journey.
2 Girls & a Bikini