|Me, at an unapologetic 41 years of age.|
On the occasion of my 41st birthday, I thought I'd sit down, take stock, and write a list of things I know are true.*
- I don't need more storage space, I need less stuff. The battle against clutter must be vigilantly waged.
- I don't understand boots with open toes, or sandals with ankle cuffs.
- I'll never be one of the cool kids. Even the cool kids aren't the cool kids.
- The best way to save money is to stop buying stuff. When you do need to buy stuff, never pay list. (That being said, I'll never buy cheap ice cream, makeup, or toilet paper.)
- There are no flaws. (Thank you, Karen Walrond.) When I stop worrying about what other people think of me, I start to appreciate the beauty all around me. This song's been on constant repeat in my head the last few days.
- As I get older, I care less about looking foolish and I make less apologies for who I am.
- "Let's dance, Mommy!" is my cue to drop everything, pick up The Imp, and get my funk on. Best use of five minutes on any given day, and he'll be embarrassed by it soon enough.
- Nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing my friends and family enjoy a meal I've prepared.
- Wheaton's Law always applies.
- Leggings are not pants.
Let's see what's on this list a year from now, shall we? In the meantime, what's true for you?
*These are things that are true for me. Your mileage may vary.