Turning 40

@Swtrose (3399)
Canada
May 23, 2007 12:52am CST
In less than one week I'll be 38. The closest to 40 I get I think OMG. In two years, I'll be 40 and will have a daughter who will be graduating high school and another child in his second year of high school. It won't be long before their both out of the house. Now technically I know I'm still young and beautiful, but it is hard to believe I'm two years from what I consider middle aged. My husband always jokes around with me about getting older because I'm two years older than him. I know that age is just a number, but now that I'm almost two years shy of 40 I'm really starting to look at my life. For those over 40, should I be getting concerned? I need advice! Help prepare me. lol I have two years to go. Next year I'll be 39 and holding. "Wink"
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24 May 07
There is a lovely phrase that says it all - Life Begins at 40. Have a great day on your 38th, and a great day on your 39th and a fantastic party on your 40th :-)
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
24 May 07
On my 40th, my daughter turns 19 a month later. She'll be happy. I'll be crying. lol
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24 May 07
Crying with happiness I hope :-)
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
23 May 07
You are still young. Wait till you hit the 60's!LOL Age is only how you look at it. When I turned 65 that was when I decided that I will stay at 65 and not get any older.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
24 May 07
But But But! You look great. :( :)
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Thank you for the best response. I just grew some gray hairs when I noticed how late I am in thanking people.
@arsena (293)
• Germany
24 May 07
I think it is great to enjoy any age you are. I think that are wonderful things in life at any age. And you raised two children and they will fly also in life and you can still support them. And you will have maybe more time for your own hobbies. I think you should not be scared.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
24 May 07
I'll trade you. You be 38 and I'll be 27.
• United States
23 May 07
Hey, Dont worry about turing 40. Its not bad at all , im 41 and when i turned 40 i thought that i was over the hill. I hope you dont mind me saying but by viewing your picture on mylot you only look about 32years old. But anyway its not bad to be 40.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
24 May 07
I'm not even 32 in the pic I use. lol I was about 29 or 30. Seesh! lol People tell me I look in my early 20's there. lol
@johnwoon (125)
• Malaysia
27 May 07
There's nothing to be concerned about. Compared to many senior citizens you're just a young girl. However no body could stop growing old. There's no such thing as the "Fountain of Youth". If any one found it do let me know. Continue to enjoy every minute of your life. Yes go ahead and joke with your husband about getting old but do take care of your health! Exercise regularly, control your food intake, eat only healthy food, relax, don't smoke,limit your drinking, sleep well....and you'd be OK....if your husband also follow suit! Good luck! http://healthysite.blogspot.com
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• Philippines
27 May 07
I adore women who are nearing 40 but certainly do not look their age. I imagine you to be that modern mom, who is up-to-date with the trends in fashion and cosmetics. There's no reason for you to worry now that you are nearing 40. I myself is in my mid-30's but I am quite so happy and active. Do take care of yourself some more. Use a lot of moisturizer and anti-wrinkle creams. I have been using retin-a for ten years now to combat wrinkles and i am telling you that it really works!!
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
25 May 07
LOL, well my hubby is 7 years older than me so I always tease him, And he is lots closer than me thank goodness. I feel old though, and that's all that really matters. Some days I swear I feel like i'm 50. I think my grandma whom is over 80, has more energy than me. You'll have to let me know how it feels. Aw, graduating high school! You'll be bawling i'm sure! How sweet :)
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@nannacroc (4049)
24 May 07
I felt like this when I was your age and decided that life would begin at forty, so I went to college and gained the qualification I had always wanted. When it came to being fifty, I wondered why I had been so worried ten years before.
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@ZenDove (698)
• United States
24 May 07
I'm 44 and sometimes that amazes me because I don't feel like what I imagined 44 would feel like, i.e., half-way through my life. In a lot of ways, I feel like I am just beginning. My mother used to have a saying "Life is the 'try-it-out' 30s, the 'f*uck-it' 40s, the 'freaky' 50s and the 'sexy' 60s!" She would tell me that the first fifty years were just about defining who you were and you would only begin to get the idea after 40. After 40, you would learn to say 'f-it' to a lot of preconceived and outdated ideas and really learn to appreciate your self and your womanhood. Even beyond what you think you already do. I have found that, so far, she was right on the money! I take better care of myself now because I want to be fabulous at 50. She promised that 50 and beyond was sexier and more fun than any other time! She made getting older something exciting and worth looking forward to. So, Happy birthday to you! Do your sit-ups and get a great investment fund! P.S. The drama of turning 40 was nothing compared to becoming a grandmother! I have 4 grandchildren - 6,5,4 and 3! Now that's drama! Look me up if you have your first before you are 50. LOL
• Canada
23 May 07
Oh don't worry Swtrose, you are in for a treat when you turn 40. I don't what to tell you what it is because I don't want to ruin the surprice. I dont' even want to say if it is good or great because I just want to allow you to expeerence it with no preconceived ideas. Just be patient and don't fret about it. Really !
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