Friday 14 March 2014

cate | today, you are 40

you did it, you made it to F-O-R-T-Y

they say it's all downhill from here, but I don't know if it's true

it's certainly not the ride you thought it would be getting here

but you made it in one piece

now what? what does this year hold for you?

and what would you tell 20-year-old you about making it this far?

that it's ok, it all works out

that it may not be the path you though you'd take at 20, but it's the path that gets you there

that 40 feels like any other day, nicer than 30, closer than 20

this year can be one of following the dreams (once you've figured out whta they are)

of finding your voice in the see of voices

of exploring your creativity, and hugging your children

finding space to fit it all in

and growing through the process


it's not scary

it's an adventure

where will the adventure take you?


  1. Oh Cate, 40 isn't bad at all! Trust me, even though it was 16 years ago, I remember it well! Have a lovely birthday. Try and relax and have some 'you' time x

  2. Hooray! Happy 40th birthday, my friend! I LOVED being 40 - wish I could do it again! Lol. I hope you have an amazing day filled with all kinds of things to celebrate. xo

  3. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoyed your birthday night out :)

  4. Happy birthday and best wishes for the coming year.

  5. Happy Birthday!

    Who says it's all downhill from 40? Not me!

  6. Hope it was a glorious day, I know the year will be filled with wonderfulness and forty is amazing, fifty even more so..hitting double nickels next month here :)

  7. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Cate! It's definitely not all downhill from 40!

  8. So sorry that, having been away, I am late to get here and say 'Many congratulations!' and that 40 is only the start :).


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