When I was younger, the milestone birthdays seemed to be 13, 16, 18 and 21. But 39 has been a milestone too -- maybe even more than 40 will be. I feel as if I am standing in a more significant threshold, leaving one place and entering another.
I'm 39 and I'm strong and capable and know I can do pretty much anything I want to do if I'm willing to put in the work. I'm sad that I didn't know that when I was younger. And that's 39, too, the melancholy wondering of what could have been, if I'd only known my potential.