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August 23, 2010

39th Birthday

I turn 39 today…mid-afternoon to be closer-to-exact. Wow, my life has flown by. And it’s been quite a journey. About 2 ½ years ago, I suddenly realized my age, my marital status (I wasn’t married), and the fact that I didn’t want to be a single mom but wanted to have children…and was frantic for a few months about this fact. I then took a deep breath, relaxed, and realized just how young I still was, and still am. Matter-of-fact, I am younger than I have ever been. I am wiser than I have ever been. And I feel more attractive than ever (from a spiritual and contentedness perspective). I really like and love my life. I feel very blessed. I recovered from anorexia 18+ years ago, which gave me the gift of a new, wonderfully full life where I'm free to be the woman I desire to be, which includes helping and inspiring other women who are struggling with eating disorders. While my struggles with anorexia do not define me any more, they were the catalyst to become the woman I am. I am still young, going easy on myself, and enjoying the present…that is my present to myself for my 39th birthday.

Eliza Moldawer (my niece) and me at Disneyworld