From 34 to 35

It’s about 9:30 p.m. on the eve of my 35th birthday. And so I write to 34 before I turn 35.

34

sometimes, I felt in between
settling in,
living a full year
in my new home.

some hesitation
what’s right and when and how

and also: finished a course. started a new business.
got clients. making money,
working from home on my own terms.

contributing more to our household
cherishing the love we have that grows stronger and
stronger each day.

it’s still hard to give myself credit
for all I have done
all I am doing
it’s a work in progress —
I am

giving myself more:
sunlight
dancing
walks
time to be

thank you, 34,
and all you have brought me and
taught me.

35, right in the middle of the 30s,
maybe not significant in some big way
an age demographic shift in surveys
where the choices are 25-34 or 35-44

maybe time is running thinner on some things
but it’s expanding in others

welcome, 35, whatever you bring
whatever I bring into being this year
as the day turns,
I shed this age and take on
another.
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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bravingmentalillness on February 25, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Happy Belated Birthday 🎉😀

    Reply

  2. Happy birthday! I turn 34 this year and am working on creating a freelance life for myself. It has been an uphill battle, it feel good to see someone else easing into their mid-thirties and creating they life they want for themselves. Good for you!

    Reply

  3. Oh, even though it is late: Happy Birthday!

    I hope you had a good day!

    Reply

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