Yes, here in the US, it was Independence Weekend, which also happens to coincide with my birthday. (Yes, having your birthday be a National Holiday and never have to work, is pretty freakin’ awesome!)
Anyway, this year was a pretty big milestone, as I turned 40. No, I’m not all that upset about it. Frankly, unlike many people who struggle with life not being what they imagined when they hit 40, I’m surprised I lived this long. 🙂
Anyway, however you might feel about getting older, I can offer this bit of advice. when you hit those milestone birthday’s it always helps to be surrounded by the people who mean the most to you, to share it with you. I had a great weekend, spending lots of time with my wife, first and foremost. We also got to see my in-laws, and spent Saturday night celebrating, drinking and eating with some of our best friends. Regardless of my current age, I had a great time turning 40, and couldn’t ask for better people to spend it with. I’m also making sure they all get notes about how much that meant to me. You definitely want to let the important people in your life know how important they are.