So 37. It’s a wrap.

This is the last night that 37 will be my buddy.  When I wake in the morning I will magically be connected to 38.  No different than tonight, and yet never the same.

The number itself is just a marker of what is.  And yet it is somehow symbolic of so much more.  It is easy to use our age as a highlighter to mark all the things not done, the goals not achieved and all that isn’t in our lives.  I refuse to make this a post of those things.  They do not need any more attention, and so the delete key will be my friend.  I will use that key until 37 and I are able to comfortably part ways.

So as I am preparing to say goodbye to 37, and a “why, hello there” to 38, how am I feeling?  I am feeling grateful and strong and hopeful and creative and inadequate and weak and teary.  Normal?  I certainly hope so.

Reflections of 37:

– I learned that gratitude is a life changer

– I learned that daily practice has real power

– I learned that my body will bite back if I don’t nurture it

– I learned the importance of being able to Believe

– I learned that it’s OK to ask for help

– I learned that there are things that cannot be “fixed”.  They simply need to be accepted and loved.  As they are

– I learned that Bayley has an amazing artistic talent

– I learned that Coby reminds me to be present and to look at and feel the world around us with him

– I learned that Tyben has a love of the physicality of our bodies and movement

– I learned that Sabrina is a sparkle in our family

– I learned that Dean is prepared to support me, even when he has nothing left

– I learned that I love to write

– I learned that things change so very slowly and in the blink of an eye

So 37, we’re done.  The calendar says that we are no longer right for each other.  A new playmate arrives tomorrow.  I have learned so very much from you 37, and I thank you for that.  I hope that 38 and I can dance and play together.  37, you were a bit serious.

K xxx


About Kathryn Hodges

Hi! I'm Kathryn. I have many hats in this life. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother (of 4!), a friend, a keen try-er of yoga, a lawyer, a business owner, an avid reader and a lover of this electronic world and it's connections. As the Principal of a wonderful law firm on the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia, I focus on seeing my clients as people going through change and I am committed to practising mindfully that I am dealing with people and their families. Precious stuff, hey! I hope you enjoy learning more about the things that impact on me, my life and my practice. Please leave me a comment, as I'm sure you have something you can show or teach me. We're all in this learning thing, called life, together xx Oh, and my professional obligations mean I have to remind you that my opinions are my own.
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10 Responses to So 37. It’s a wrap.

  1. Debyl1 says:

    I love how you look back on the year in such a positive way by seeing all you have learned.I also think it is wonderful how you are embracing the year ahead with such enthusiasm.May 38 be a number that becomes everything you dream it to be.xx

    • Kathryn Hodges says:

      Thanks Deby!
      It wasn’t easy to keep the positive focus. It was a choice, and I’m glad that I could find it.
      Thanks for your gorgeous wish for 38 – to be all that I dream it to be.
      K xxx

  2. You pop into my head often and I keep meaning to read your posts but I’m sure you know how busy it all gets, so pleased I came by tonight. 37 years and I love all the points you’ve mentioned and the reflection in them. I hope 38 brings you lots of laughter and many happy pockets. Lots of love from an oldie 43 Nx

    • Kathryn Hodges says:

      Oh, thanks Nathalie. You are doing such an amazing job, I can’t believe you have time to think of me. So, thank you xxx
      And yes, 38 will be splendid with lots of laughter and happy pockets. Love that phrase
      K xxx

  3. drcarls says:

    Dearest Kathryn, you will be forever whatever number you choose to be xx. Welcome to ’38’ tomorrow and to the next 12 months. It’s a journey both you and I are about to explode into I believe….enjoy the ride!!!! And I too am grateful for learning to be grateful, thank you my friend. xx

    • Kathryn Hodges says:

      Oh Carla,
      You have such a special place in my heart. Thanks so much for your support. Yep – let’s explode into this thing, while we relax into our today’s. Somehow that will the perfect combo.
      K xxx

  4. allpoetryandcreativewriting says:

    HI Kathryn, love the blog- thank you for the oppurtunity to look at things a little differently, well actually I mean see them as being a ‘positive or real’ rather than ‘different’.Love that you’ve ‘found’ writing. It ‘saved’ me a long time ago when the boys were very little, and it has been an amazing journey in this world of words!!

    • Kathryn Hodges says:

      Thanks Julie. It’s such a wonderful release, isn’t it. Thanks again for reading, and popping by to throw me some bloggy love.
      K xxx

  5. shoesandyoga says:

    Gosh you are a baby darlin’!

    This is the first time that I have read your wonderful blog and I shall make sure that I do so regularly from now on.

    So few lawyers are zen and even fewer family lawyers have your warmth and generosity of spirit.

    Keep on loving life and good things will continue to happen.

    • Kathryn Hodges says:

      A baby … are you kidding me? I see life moving along so very unrelentingly. (is that a word?)
      Thanks for your beautiful comments. I do love life, and hope that by putting my love of life into the law, I can leave a little ripple for good.
      K xx

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