Today I am headed to Mexico to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of my dear friends. We’ve known each other since we were teenagers and were roommates in college. Over the past 20+ years, we’ve grown from young women with nary a clue about life to mothers and professionals in our respective careers. Growing older together is a blessing, and one I don’t take for granted. While our suitcases are packed with bikinis that we will wear proudly on our 40 year old bodies, the real joy will be in spending time together as we celebrate 20+ years of friendship. Growing older inevitably results in growing wiser (whether you like it or not lol). I always like to say I’m a “growing woman” rather than a “grown woman.” And I hope we continue to evolve in this beautiful thing called life. Happy Birthday, Kimmie!