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This is 39ish Life: Tranice

When my youngest daughter took an unanticipated break from her selfie-a-thon to hand me my phone, I knew something big must have flashed on its screen and caught her attention. It was a notification from Dana about submitting a story for her new series. Excitement and terror both gripped my chest as I thought about the opportunity/ challenge for me to step out of my shell and give others a snapshot of my experience. This is a HUGE push for me, and I am grateful to Dana for providing a platform for others to tell their stories. Here…

This is 39ish Life: Josie

I’m a native Gainesvillian and yes, I’m 39ish … (41, almost 42) Eeek. I’m married to an awesome guy (13 years now) and together we have six children! I love spending time with my family, taking trips to the beach, watching home improvement shows on HGTV (sometimes binge-watching), reading, exploring, cheering for my UF Gators, and traveling. I am a mother, stepmother, wife, sister, sister-in-law, friend, daughter, aunt, and I love my huge family! I look forward to life’s adventures every day and love living in North Central Florida…

This is 39ish Life: Yanetta

Giving birth to my 40s… My 30s have been good to me, but there’s something special about entering my 40s. I’m a single mother of two beautiful children, ages 13 and 7. I forgot what it felt like to do what I want to do a long time ago. 🙂 As a mother, educator, bible study teacher and youth leader, it’s important that while dinner is in the oven, I find the time to ride my bike, text a friend, or cry when I’m feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes I do get tired of hearing, “Mom!” over and over…

This is 39ish Life: Christa

My 39ish life is likely different from many of those I know; I am not the typical 39-year-old woman. I don’t have my own children and I do not yet own my own home (and I won’t until my Ph.D. is finished, that’s my reward). I am on my second marriage and I am a student working on her Ph.D. I used to wonder if I was a little out of place because my life didn’t fit the stereotypical persona. However, I don’t think I will ever fit in with a…

This is 39ish Life: Maggie

When Dana asked me to write a piece for this series, I was touched that she would think of me, and also slightly terrified. I would have to look at my current reality, and stop pretending time isn’t moving at warp speed. At 39, I find myself a month away from being an empty nester (the tears well up just at the thought of it). I live in Southern California, and I am the mother of two incredible daughters; Karley (22) and Sadie (18). Karley very recently moved to Boston to start her career, and Sadie will be heading…