forty somethings


In less than two weeks, I’ll no longer be a thirty-something. In anticipation of this transition, I’ve decided to give myself a present. Not a thing, because as I’ve said many times before, I have way too much stuff. What I’ve decided to do for myself instead is to do so some blogging. Because, though you can’t tell by the frequency of my posts (only 2 the whole month of March, and 4 in April!), I still really enjoy blogging. What’s more, I still really like my blog. What I have in mind is to put together 40 posts about things that I like: things I like to do, things I like to eat, things I like to see, and categories of things that I like to categorize.

There won’t be any particular order, nor will there be any strict time limit. I just want to write some of the posts that have been rattling around in my head since I started this blog over 4 years ago, and write about some things that make me happy. (And if I don’t get up to 40 by the time I hit my 41st birthday, then I’ll just shoot for 41 things.)


I wanted to put some sort of photo in this post, but spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to figure out which. Here are some pomegranate seeds on the palm of my hand. I took this photo a couple of years ago.

17 responses to “forty somethings

  1. Gorgeous photo! The semi-transparency of the seeds, the shadows, the skin, the ring… very textural.
    And, what a great way to celebrate your birthday! Have a happy one!

  2. Great idea! I’m pretending I’m clicking “like”. Oh wait, I can do that on wordpress now too!

  3. sounds like a great idea. I’ll be looking forward to reading more from you!!

  4. Yay! Just in time for summer and my increased need for reading material!

  5. What a fine idea. Waiting with mouse poised.

  6. It will be a GIFT for EVERYONE! More posts from Alejna!

  7. That’s a great idea! I look forward to it.

    By the way, I turned 40 three weeks ago, so I may riff a bit on your idea : )

  8. I love this idea. I turn 40 in a little over two months and I’ve only thought as far as figuring out what kind of party I want. Which, by the way, is a sleepover. Very mature of me, I know. :)

  9. Great idea — looking forward to your “somethings.” And have a great b-day too!

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  11. a lovely idea. i look forward to seeing what you like! :)

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