I turned 45 this week. It has made me reflect on who I am and how far I have come.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would fall in love 26 years ago and marry that same guy, have three beautiful children, own my own business, and be in the midst of writing my first book. I think back to all those doubters—some very close to me and others who were mere acquaintances commenting on my weaknesses.
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I often tell my oldest child not to worry about peaking in high school. Maybe some of my advice comes from trying to come to terms with my own awkward teen years. But it's more than that. I understand now that our lives are enriched over time, after tremendous struggle, and with experiences, both triumphant and disappointing.
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