It's my birthday! It's my forty second birthday.
Thirty years ago, I was turning 12, the summer before 7th grade.
Twenty five years ago, I turned 17 and got my license to drive.
Twenty years ago, I turned 22 and was about to start my first year teaching.
Fifteen years ago, I turned 27 and would get engaged that year.
Ten years ago, I turned 32 and had a 9 month old baby son.
Seven years ago, I turned 35 and left kindergarten for third grade.
Two years ago, I turned 40 and had a fun summer celebrating this milestone.
One year ago, I turned 41 during a global pandemic and enjoyed dinner out in a restaurant for the first time in months.
What will this year bring? 365 days to learn, grow, evolve and celebrate. Happy Birthday to me!
My mom and my children made my birthday cake.
Cocktail from dinner out with my husband.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski