You either love it or you hate it but personally I love autumn and October is a busy month in #MyWorld, especially this year!
For me the season embraces everything I love such as pretty leaves, woolly jumpers, boots, roast dinners, open fires, football, pumpkins – the list is endless!
But this year my love for October hasn’t been all that!
I happened to celebrate my 40th in October. It wasn’t quite the celebration I had planned for, especially on the big day itself! Both Alfie and Betsy were poorly and I will never forget Alfie singing to me his first rendition of “Happy Birthday” at 12am followed by him asking me to pass him the sick bowl!! Joyful!
I took the week off work to hide myself away from turning the big 40. I don’t know what it is about aging but I just don’t like it. I hear the words “life begins at 40” and find my eyes starting to roll! I think I’m plagued with thoughts of aching joints and just middle age in general.
Good weekends these days are spent achieving things such as weeding the garden or selling stuff on Facebook Marketplace – Yep I’m livin’ the dream!
When was the exact moment I stopped drinking shots and started drinking gin instead? I’m so old I remember when Marylyn joined Home and Away and Emmerdale. I remember when Danny Minogue was in it… And yes I still watch it (another highlight of my week) Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, millennials.
We also celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary in October. Maybe this is why I feel old as it seems like a lifetime ago that we got married! 10 years ago on my 30th Darren and I were sunning ourselves in Madeira and getting engaged! I remember downing a few shots then!
This year at least we celebrated by going to the movies. We went to watch Christopher Robin – I love that silly old bear! And his words of wisdom “Doing nothing always leads to something” resonated with me as well as his words of wisdom – “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
Turning 40 isn’t that bad. I have lots to be thankful for and lots to look forward to – two beautiful children, a supportive husband, a new job and lots of Winnie the Pooh words of wisdom…
Some people say that autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go! I have to agree this year 🙂