As you can tell from the title of the post, I’ll be turning 40 very soon, in less than a month in fact. Luckily the hubby and I will be spending it on a beach in Punta Cana with some fruity drink in our hands. Having a monumental birthday heading my way, I’d figured I’d share some thoughts on the big 40!
You hear someone is turning 40 and most people (younger people) think that is SOOO old! Sheesh its half of 80! Here I am less than a month away from being “OLD” and that is so far from what I am feeling. Yes I might not be able to hang with the twenty something kids and drink all night and get up early the next morning to go to work, but physically and emotionally I feel stronger than I did at that age. It took 4 decades to learn to not be afraid to take risks, that my parents were right on several occasions, that bad things happen in life but that too will pass and most importantly to love yourself.
While others are very afraid of what 40 might represent, I decided to embrace it (I kind of don’t have a choice, its coming whether I like it or not ) I have a wonderful job, a thriving photography business plus the most loving husband, family and friends. If God gave me all these things in the last 4 decades and he promises my future will be better than my past, then I cannot wait to see what my 40’s bring me. (minus any extra white hairs or wrinkles)
To finish this off, wanted to leave a few words of wisdom for the youngins out there
Stretch yourself at least once a year. Find a goal that will take you out of your comfort zone.
Get rid of those toxic people in your life, yes that means those boyfriends or girlfriends that do not treat you right. Mr Right and Mrs Right are out there, but you won’t meet them until you get rid of Mr/Mrs Wrong.
Remember you are beautiful and smart. Don’t let people’s negativity bring you down.
Life is not all about work, go have fun, travel, spend time with your family.
Finally….Age is but a number…You are as old as you are in your heart….so I guess that means I’m still twenty