From Judy Garland , actress (1922-1969)
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else"
I struggled in my school and University years, worrying about what others thought and succumbing to peer pressure. My 30s have been a blessing. With age has come the freedom to be who I want to be and to be happy with that. So my 40th birthday this year signalled nothing more than a happiness with the increasing confidence in myself. Most of the time I like me! I still worry about what others are doing or thinking, especially with regards to parenting issues, but not anywhere near as much.
I really hope that my kids can grow up with a healthy self esteem, individuality and to be very comfortable in their own skin - be (very) happy with who they are.
I like talking and I lack adult conversation. Maybe there is something to blogging after all!