When playwright, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, asked me to participate in her 40 Lunches project, I was hesitant at first. Don’t get me wrong; I said yes right away. Elyzabeth’s side project and the side website to go with it is the kind of idea I wish I had thought of myself. To celebrate turning 40, Elyzabeth committed to scheduling 40 lunches over the year with the 40 people who had contributed to her life in a significant way. You can read more about her full plan here.
Since Elyzabeth wanted a weekly post, not only 40, she reached out to others to help fill the gaps. I believe it was my friendship column at HerStories that got her attention, but honestly, I am not sure. She asked me many months ago if I would take a week, and I put off the assignment by asking if my date could be as close to my birthday as possible. (My birthday is this week.)
Perhaps I worried I wouldn’t have anything new to say about a big birthday. Perhaps Elyzabeth’s writing bio intimidated me too much. Then as the post date got closer, I made the choice to get over my self-deprecating bit and simply (hah!) write what was on my mind. Here it is: “The Last Days of 39 and Coming Home to 40.” See you there!
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