This is Forty…


This is Forty… The Start of the Journey.

Thank you for taking time out to read my blog. My name is Tara and in 2 months I will be turning 40.  I have always loved to write and journal and knowing that I was coming up on this big milestone I thought why not take a leap of faith and start a blog about turning 40.  You see my story is different.  By the time most women turn 40 they are married, have kids, maybe they are even divorced and remarried again. They are at turning points in there life.  I am the complete opposite.  I am not married (yet) and I don’t have any kids.  Turning 40 is a milestone for me, a start to a new journey.

When I turned thirty, I mourned my twenties.  I didn’t want to let go of my youth. Thirty seemed scary and I tried to avoid it all costs. I had a big party to make the pain of turning thirty a little less painful, but still turning thirty stung and left a mark.   The last ten years of my life have been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. There were highs and lows, twists and turns and many upside downs.   If you would have asked me when I turned thirty where I would be when I turned forty it wouldn’t be at all where I am today. Whoever would have thought that my reality would be so much better than what I had imagined. This time as I am about to turn Forty I am overwhelmed by excitement I have for this new decade.

At Forty years old I will be getting married for the first time in my life to the most amazing man, I will be gaining two beautiful bonus daughters. I will be entering in my 13th year of my career. I will be selling the first home I owned on my own to join homes with the love of my life. I will be continuing to be in the best shape I have been in. I will be continuing my spiritual journey and my relationship with GOD. I will have financial freedom and be debt free (minus the house and car). At this age you realize the importance of having good friends, so I plan to spend more time with them and  loved ones, making time for girl trips, shopping days with Mom, or watching college football with my Fiancé, Dad and Brother. Going to the girls basketball games over the weekend, taking the dogs for more walks.  Looking ahead I have so much to be thankful for, so many new and amazing experience coming my way I wanted a place to document them and share that turning forty doesn’t have to be scary, doesn’t mean your old, doesn’t mean you should be at a certain place in your life. Turning forty means adventure, turning forty means feeling fabulous.

Join me on my journey of turning forty and all the “firsts” that come along with it. I will be blogging about getting married, becoming a bonus Mom, the joys of moving, being a working Mom and Wife, girl trips, fashion, hair and makeup, my guilty pleasure of reality TV, new books, new attempts to make something good in the kitchen, working out, not working out, should I get Botox, stress, sleep, not sleeping, parents, family vacations, my two bulldogs, college football and basically everything else in between that falls into my crazy, wonderful life. Join me on my journey of THIS IS FORTY….