Ten years ago, I got my very first digital camera, my first full-length mirror, and my first blog: Watch Me Turn 30. There, I chronicled the year leading up to my 30th birthday. I took daily photos and wrote about getting older and growing up. Back then, I was unmarried, kid-free, living in Manhattan with two cats, and toiling away at my dream job as an editor at a national magazine.
Today, I’m married, down to one cat, and up two kids. We’re all living the Brooklyn life, with me working at home as a freelance writer (the updated version of my dream job). As I stare down 40 with a mix of excitement and dread, I’m on my fourth digital camera, I’ve acquired my very first scale, and I’ve got a brand-new blog. Just like before, I’ll be taking daily pictures and spending the year writing about what it means to me to leave a decade behind and begin a new chapter of my life.