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I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin & a best friend. I am a poet, a lawyer & a survivor. I've learned that God will give you a second chance.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Decade Passed

No, that is not a typo. A decade has passed. Yesterday, if you asked me how it felt to be turning 50 I would have immediately said, “The 40’s sucked.” But upon reflection, the 40’s were not horrible. True, 43 was a dark year, but the whole decade was filled with blessings, joy and reunions. I started 40 with a birthday dinner. Friends that were at that dinner were at my backyard BBQ that was held to celebrate turning 50.
During this decade both my great-nephew and great-niece were born. That was wonderful!
I passed the California Bar Exam and was sworn into the California Bar.

We adopted both Maria and Kiwi during this past decade.

I reconnected with childhood friends through FaceBook. The decade brought me joyous in-person reunions. And while I reflect on how blessed I am to have these friendships that span a lifetime, I also rejoice in the new friendships. Some that just started yesterday.

We moved into our beautiful new home. I still walk around in awe that it is ours.
In 2011, at the age of 46 I walked in my very first Avon Walk. And last year I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge. Twice.


I have traveled and made some wonderful friends along the way. I had the opportunity to visit London with my mother; something that was on both our bucket lists.


I was at my Goddaughter Kate’s high school graduation. I watched her blossom during her freshman year at college and am looking forward to that graduation.


My career has taken a turn that resulted in my “dream job.”
So, as I close one decade and embark on the next I realize that the 40’s, in fact, are a remarkable decade passed.

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  1. Agreed, sounds like a good one despite a "blip" on the screen of life (so to speak.)

  2. And you started a successful blog!