* Thirty Eight Years of Kristina *

November 22 is my day and the perfect time for me to reflect on the footsteps of my journey and  lay out my goals for the future.

Each year as I look back, I marvel in awe…thirty eight already..? I remember very well anxiously awaiting eighteen ;]

I no longer mind the passing of time and the inevitable aging that comes with each new year. I truly enjoy growing older and watching my lovely family grow along with me. Taking good care of my health and having a positive outlook on life have proved to be my best connections to the proverbial Fountain of Youth.

I’ve learned so much in my relatively short stay here on our planet earth. I love to read and explore all my interests until I’m exhausted an cannot possibly take in any more information. I’m self-taught in most aspects but  also love to be taught by the wise who have had the experiences before me. Age has no boundaries in learning. I have been taught lessons by the young and old alike. I’ve even learned great lessons from those I’m not particularly fond of, those are usually the harder ones =]

In growing older, I’ve learned to let go. I don’t have control of anything except my very own self. It makes life so much more enjoyable when you discover this small but significant detail, especially being a wife and mother. I don’t own their actions, I must simply teach by example and allow the rest to fall into it’s own place.

My focus has also narrowed as now I tend to direct my attention towards my home and family. In past years, my focus was more towards friends and outside influences. This shift made me much happier as I was fulfilling my purpose to my family. I am exactly where I belong at this moment in time. I’m happier…healthier and more me than I ever have been before =}

Cheers to thirty-eight…thank you for the memories thirty seven ❤

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