Turning 40 is exciting! I know plenty of people who don’t feel that way, but my life is different. Each decade of my life has been marked by a big (usually international) move: Virgin Islands – the states – Germany – Australia. It is time for another one and all the changes that come with it.

On the eve of this new decade I am wondering lies ahead.

What adventures will we have together as a family as the girls get older and more able? I’m ready for more travel, time for exercise and creativity, perhaps even time to cook an elaborate meal every once in a while – things that keep me going.

I feel like a passenger embarking on a new journey, filled with the promise of the new, the unknown and all that will be discovered.