It’s My Birthday and I’m Not Crying

J0341653I have been a very, very bad blogger. After a year and a half of nonstop blogging, somehow, without meaning to, I stopped writing. And in the blink of an eye, one week turned into two months. I’m not quite sure how or why this occurred (other than the not writing part!), but I know it happened before and based on this I’m guessing it will in all likelihood happen again—but hopefully not any time soon. I’m sorry for the silence. Please know that I missed all of you and I’m back!

Due to my absence, I’m now playing catch up. I’ve got so much to tell you! Because while I was being ever so lazy with my writing, I was otherwise a busy, busy gal….

To start with, this week I’m celebrating my 50th birthday, and as I stated in the title of this post, I’m not crying. The festivities started the past weekend and will continue through the week. Right now I’m enjoying a lazy long weekend at The Sea Ranch with my daughter Katie. I’ll be using the time to plan a year of activities and challenges to celebrate this milestone (which so far, I’m rather liking). My fourth decade was filled with a tremendous amount of grief, loss, and change, with the resulting growth and learning. This decade I’m determined to have ADVENTURE and FUN! I’m calling it Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, and trust me, it’s going to be a total blowout.

I’ve got a lot of planning left to do, but some activities I already know will be included. For example, I want to complete the manuscript of my memoir, My Guardian Angel Sings the Blues, and run a 5K. Next week we are officially launching the nonprofit organization I founded, Autism A to Z, with an autism awareness event and fundraiser. (More details on this next week.) Then I’m really going big and launching my law firm at long last. Plus lots more cool stuff, so stay tuned for the updates at the end of each month.

It’s going to be a big, big year for me, and you, my lovely, devoted readers, will have a front row seat. Strap yourselves in. It’s going to be an E-ticket ride….

Until next time,
Cynthia Patton

About Cynthia J. Patton

Writer, Editor, Advocate, Speaker, Special Needs Attorney, and Autism Mom. Also the Founder and Chairperson of Autism A to Z, a nonprofit providing resources and solutions for life on the spectrum.
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5 Responses to It’s My Birthday and I’m Not Crying

  1. Julia says:

    This is the first time I’ve visited your blog but it won’t be the last. I’m glad you are posting again! I appreciate what you said. I tend to live moment by moment but I had some changes in the past year. I’m going to focus more on what’s ahead instead of what could have been or what is over. Thank you for your post!

  2. Julia says:

    And Happy Birthday to you! You’re starting some of the best years of your life. =)

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