I'm days away from my 40th birthday and I am having the hardest time accepting that it's happening, that I am actually turning 40. It's been the strangest thing and I haven't really been kind to myself for the fact that I'm having a hard time embracing this milestone. However, this past year, I've seen myself grow more than any other year of my life and I can't express how grateful I am for the gift of getting older. I still have so much growing to do. I still get so frustrated with myself for all the things that never seem to change. I still wish I was a better listener, a kinder, gentler, more patient, ambitious, generous, loving, forgiving, self-controlled, less moody person. But I'm taking time to appreciate the ways I have grown and changed. I am such a work in progress. Aren't we all?!