This is 42
February 29, 2024 - Shauna Jurczak

 I think it’s true when they say age is just a number - because I don’t feel 42. At least not the 42 I imagined when I was young. When I was 18 years old, 42 was “like, so old!” but now, I’m not so sure. I reflected on this as I wrapped up my last few days of 41:

I’m now a couple of weeks into 42. I mentioned to Nathan that I wasn't sure what being 42 is supposed to feel like, but if it was supposed to feel “old”, I'm not feeling it. In this new year of life, I’m recognizing that age may be a number, but life is a feeling.

41 was a year of growth, healing, closing old chapters, and preparing for the future. As I wrapped up 41, I felt the weight of some lingering things lift, leaving me with a renewed sense of hope, excitement, and confidence. I coined 2024 my “Get it Girl Era” and I’m easing into 42 feeling like I’ve never been more ready to get it.

Cheers to another year around the sun, shooting for the moon and shining like a star! This is 42.