what 40 feels like

my chocolate doppelganger

my chocolate doppelgänger

Yeah, so…I’m 40 now.

Wow.  Shit just got real.

I have never been one to focus on numbers, “I feel great! I’m happy and I’m living a good life! What does age matter?”

Let me tell you, that bullshit is so much easier to believe when you’re 39.

OK, that’s not entirely true, I don’t really feel defined by my age – 40 is the new 30, after all – I’m just having a bit of trouble reconciling that I am at the same stage of my life as many 19 year olds.

Here I am, recently unemployed after working in a café, starting my Bachelor of Arts degree at the University, and drinking beer on the patio every chance I get.  I am, basically a teenager with over 20 years experience.

But, what wonderful experience I’ve got…

I have an amazing husband who loves me and supports me through my every whim.

I have a wonderful circle friends; I am surrounded by fantastic people who I love to eat and drink with, talk about the world with, laugh with and learn from.

And that circle grows every day.

At the heart of my circle are 2 incredibly strong, funny, intelligent, and beautiful women that I am truly blessed to call friends.

I have a home that I love in the neighbourhood I have always dreamed of living in a city I am proud to call home.

I am happy.

I have found my place in the world.

And I know that regardless of age, some people never find that.

If this is what 40 feels like, then I am all for it.

People say that going to University is the best time of your life and, right now, I am inclined to believe them.

One thought on “what 40 feels like

  1. Holy Shit!this sentence is sooooo bang on for me!!!

    ” I am, basically a teenager with over 20 years experience.”


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