Jodie Sweetin celebrated her 40th birthday this Wednesday and regaled her fans with pictures of the festivities.
She uploaded an Instagram album on Thursday that included a snap of herself grinning as she bent over the cake.
Her new milestone, which came a day after she got engaged and less than two weeks after the death of her Full House co-star Bob Saget, led her to reflect: 'The past two weeks have a been a reminder of just how fleeting it all is.'
Light the candles: Jodie Sweetin celebrated her 40th birthday this Wednesday and regaled her fans with pictures of the festivities
She began her caption: Here’s what 40 looks like,' adding that 'It was full of family, love, wonderful messages, thoughtful gifts, flowers, Mexican food, cake and lots of other goodies, and so much more.'
Jodie looked back: 'I remember thinking that 40 was such an “official” age when I was younger. Now? I realize 40 is just STARTING to feel like an adult.'
The former child star dished: 'It’s old enough to have learned from lots of mistakes, but young enough to still go for the adventure. It’s finally feeling great in my own skin. It’s self-acceptance. It’s hustle. It’s knowing how to take care of my self and when to be totally selfless.'
She went on: 'It’s remembering that you’ve made it through ALL the bad days up until now. It’s finding joy in small things and not needing life to be big and grand all the time. It’s realizing your time on this planet is very limited, so you better fucking enjoy it. It’s about focusing on the "we", not the "me."'
Adoptive parents: Her birthday album included her aunt and uncle Janice and Sam, who raised her as her mother was an addict and her father was murdered in a prison riot
Jodie added: 'It’s about looking inward and figuring out what the rest of it all is gonna look like. The past two weeks have a been a reminder of just how fleeting it all is. The deep heartbreak of losing someone you love, to the joy of getting engaged, and the deep self reflection of those big round decade birthdays.'
Said she: 'Life comes at you fast. The wonderful, the painful, the joyous and