When did this happen? I honestly still think of myself as being in my 30s. I also think of myself as being 20 pounds lighter. I guess my brain still thinks I'm 35. I do like that my brain is so delusional!
It doesn't help that my hot flashes have returned. They were gone for almost a year. It figures that they make their reappearance right around my birthday. It's as if my body has to remind me that I'm getting old. Ignoring my birthday isn't going to make a lick of difference. Those hot flashes are still taunting me, reminding me that I have quite a few years on me.
I'm supposed to be at the stage in my life where I can relax and start enjoying the fruit of my hard work. But having a child late in life and taking off 5 years of work has sacrificed this. While my 9-year old is pretty self-sufficient and easy at this age, she still relies on me for driving her around and overseeing her social calendar. I'm still kept pretty busy with her.
Taking so many years off from work and re-entering the work world in a new industry has also had a price. I'm essentially starting over and having to prove my worth. No relaxing and enjoying the spoils of my career.
So Happy Birthday to me!
Yeah, whatever! I better blow out my birthday candles because they're bringing on a major hot flash.