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Lessons On My 40th Birthday

Me and the Fam! I have news. A few weeks ago I celebrated my 40th birthday. It was my second COVID/lockdown birthday and I wasn't even sad about it. I'm not a huge birthday bash kind of girl, so not having to break the news to everyone that there would be no crazy party felt sooooooo good.  I've thought a lot about this post. About turning 40. What do I want to share here to help document this milestone birthday? When my kids look back and read this online journal so to speak, what do I want them to know about what I was thinking on May 11, 2021? And here's what I came up with: On celebrating my special day: COVID birthdays aren't so bad as an adult. Sure they suck shit for kids (can't have a party, can't see their family and friends, hardly any presents because said parties are a no-no). But for me, as an adult, I understand why I can't party it up with like 50 of my closest friends and family members. I understand that a Vegas trip is out of the questi

#CurrentlyJenBookClub: Jessica Simpson Open Book Review

I have been a Jessica Simpson fan since her first single I Wanna Love You Forever. And to say I was fangirling during her short season of Newlyweds, well, that's an understatement. Last month I read her new biography,  Open Book   and OMG it was so good. There were so many things I never knew about her life, like her claim to fame or details of her marriage to Nick Lachey. Here are my overall thoughts and impressions of what I learned about Ms. Jessica. Overall impression of the book Before I read  Open Book , I read lots of articles and reviews - mostly on gossip sites like  US Magazine  and  People.com . Everything I read was positive, but one review from the  LA Times  made me feel like I couldn't live another day without reading this book. You can read that review  here. But back to my overall impression of the book: it was raw, it was honest, and she is, surprisingly, a beautifully eloquent writer. Just the first few pages alone, describing her fear of s