So what’s with the nick 4.0?
It’s version 4.0 of me. Today I turn 40. The BIG 4-OH. But you know what is funny? I don’t feel “40”. I don’t look “40” (well at least I don’t think I do). Age really is just a number. And I’ve decided that after a pre-midlife crisis, that my life begins at 40.
I’ve learned a lot along the way. And as I am getting older, I have done what I can to take care of myself. I’m actually exercising now. I think I’m in better shape now than ever before. I look better. And I certainly am a better artist and designer. That whole experience and practice thing really does have merit. I’ve got more ideas than any one person could ever attempt in one lifetime, and I get more every day.
I am so blessed and grateful for my family and friends who have been there every step of the way to support me, to cheer me on when times weren’t great, and to celebrate victories when times were awesome. The best part is that as an only child, I got to pick out my brothers and sisters in the form of my closest friends. I don’t think I would have made it this far without them.
Inspired by my friends’ love and support and with my burning desire to keep going further, this year will be another year of incredible adventures for me. My goal is to confront my fears, to make sure they don’t hold me back. To say “yes” to awesome and “no” to fear. Are you ready for it? I know I am, let’s go!