Thursday, 11 June 2015

Ushering In My Fabulous Forties

     Yay! I have finally reached the big 40! I somehow feel I have been empowered, as if I have attained a certain status in life. No longer am I some young chickaloo, someone wet behind the ears or someone to trample on.
     To some, it may just be another number. But I feel differently. And I definitely intend to make it my fabulous forties, a decade of new resolutions and goals.
     During my fabulous forties, I hope to or intend to :
1.   Deepen my faith in my Lord
2.   Prioritise my health 
3.   Return to a permanent exercise regime
4.   Engage in more me-time
5.   Delight in more time with my loved ones
6.   Further my studies (guess I have been putting this off far too long)
7.   Plan seriously for an early retirement
8.   Give back more to the community
9.   Eliminate all negative elements (including people) around me
10. See, experience and revel in the wonders of the world

     Life is what we make out of it. I will endeavour to make it my fabulous forties so that when I reach  the grand 50, I can look back with a sense of pride and joy.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Bidding au revoir to my thirties

     Tonight's my last night being in my thirties. In less than 2 hours' time, when the clock strikes twelve, I would be stepping into the big 40.
     I have no fears of growing old. Well, at least, not that fearful or apprehensive. I just feel a tinge of poignancy and can't help being a little melodramatic about leaving behind my thirties and waking up in an entirely new phase of my life.
     Throughout my thirties, I have, first and foremost, my Lord Almighty to thank for. He has been a constant force in my life. He has borne me on His shoulders through many trials and tribulations. 
     As always, my parents have been my pillars of strength. They have supported me incessantly and have dispensed invaluable advice. They are my role models, whom I love with all my heart and am eternally indebted to.
     This third decade of my life has also brought me bliss in the form of my husband. I met Derrick and married him. He has taught me a lot, made me a stronger person and has shown me that I am capable of all these and more. Merci beaucoup, mon amour.
     I have been fortunate enough to have a host of good friends, who have shared my ups and downs. They have proven over and over again that they can, and will, stand by me.  
     Therefore, when I am so richly blessed, what have I to fear? Goodbye, my thirties! You have been an awesome part of my life. It is now time to move on. Forties...bring them on!!!