Monday, September 22, 2008

The BIG 4-0

Last Friday I turned 40. Wow, that is hard to say. I am not sure why, I have been saying it for the last two years just trying to prepare myself. I don't feel 40, at least not on most days. I celebrated like I was in my twenties, staying out way to late!!!!! Maybe 40 IS the new 30. I read an article last week called "The Magic of Turning 40" which made me feel somewhat better. Here is an excerpt:

"It is true, certain things may never happen at 40. It is unlikely that Playboy will want you as their centrefold, just as the likelihood of ever being a grandma fades. While you cannot turn back time “turning 40” suggests something exciting! The simple phrase “turning” means you can turn into anything you want to be. You can turn to anything that you want to. It also means you can turn on your passion, turn on your greatness, turn the page, turn the corner and move on! You are halfway through life, but you still have the second half. No matter where you are in your life, there are no rules where you should be. It doesn’t matter whether you are happily married, single or divorced 5 times. It doesn’t matter if you have too many children, enough or none. It doesn’t even matter if you are highly educated; college educated or barely finished high school. At 40, the doors are wide open and you can still do anything you want. "

You can become a doctor or lawyer and still have time left to practice

You can fall in love like a teenager and still have the time to grow up

You can marry a younger man without first having a facelift

You can have your first wedding anniversary

You can have children and still have the time to raise them

You can shop at Victoria Secret without looking silly

You can move to another country and still have the time to make it your home

You can take up a new sport without worrying about arthritis

You lived long enough to be sure about some things

You can say what you want and others will listen

You can still have fun without being medicated

You can do something that you have never done in your life

This goes out to all the women who are facing 40. So far it hasn't been too bad. And remember this motto to live by:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ~ "WOO HOO, what a ride!"Author Unknown


Cathy said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Cathy said...

Yes we will be at the Brewers game Saturday. We should get together. I am sure it will be a total mad house but so much fun. Where are you sitting?