I was talking to my older and wiser friend a few days ago about turning 40. I mentioned that I wished I had accomplished more; when I was little I thought growing up meant becoming rich and famous, climbing the corporate ladder, and traveling the world. He immediately gave me a huge reality check and said “You’ve done so much you, have three beautiful kids and an awesome husband!” He said “Rich and famous means lip fillers and they never look right and travel who needs that? just international germs!” 😂 It was the reality check and the good laugh that I needed! I was looking back on the year and thinking about all of the happy times and hardships, the fights and the make ups, the sadness of cancer, cheering our dad on, the many celebrations, the fun family get togethers, my beautiful nieces and nephews, friends that I cherish, and just watching everyone grow and evolve and decided that I am right where I need to be! Looking back on all the memories made me smile and realize what a blessed life I have! I may not be exactly where I thought it would be but I will continue to proudly serve as the CEO of our family, enjoy the fun and funny moments with the kids, and celebrate the fact that my heart is happy and that I have the best husband! We will also continue to play croquet on Sundays on Easter because that is who we are now!