Mar 8, 2010

Forty-Deuce


I turned 42 today! I was rather low-key about this milestone. My 40th birthday was more of a celebration. I'll save the next extravaganza when I embark on my 45th year on this earth. As I reflect on moving further into mid-life, here are some thoughts:

- I actually truly feel cute! I made peace with my lips, my tits, my body and my hips. I am grateful to accept myself in a way that allows me to navigate, with self-love, the moments of feeling the ups and downs of seeing yourself.

- I am extremely grateful that I have developed a relationships with my nearest and dearest where I brave being honest about myself . I show them the madness and they have returned love with no judgement. In this honesty we have found many moments when we say to each other "you too!"

- I'm still excited about experiencing that loving someone allows learning from seeing that person raw and real and smiling about the gift you are given. The gift of seeing realness gives me a connection to that person, and the ability to understand my own life-journey.

8 comments:

Junior said...

Happy Birthday, Allan! I would have said so yesterday but my computer was on the fritz and my time at the library ran out!

Renee said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Allan! Personally, I've found my 40s thus far to be a very cute, if not always profitable, time for me. Since it's early days yet in the 40s I ain't really complaining about the cash flow.

lelocolon said...

You are a very special and attractive man. I am sorry that I am in the space I am in but like U I will survive.

Aaron said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was spent with friends and loved ones!!!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Lots of great stuff... 42? You're a baby... A "cute" one, too! LOL

Wonder Man said...

I feel horrible for being so late with this, Happy Belated Birthday

princess rei-rei said...

hi, excuse me. can you call someboday back??

Kyle said...

Allan, sorry I missed your B-day.

Happy Belated Birthday!

I thought you were younger than me(39), so you had me fooled in that department. I hope you had an awesome celebration!