This is 40
A few years back I watched the Judd Apatow film This Is 40. It is a funny, if cringeworthy, film and well worth a watch if you like your laughs crude.
I was fascinated by the character of Debbie in the film, played by Leslie Mann. At the start, even though she is preparing for her husband’s 40th birthday she insists that she is still in her late 30s. There is an especially amusing sequence as she is being examined in her gynecologist’s office where the assistant keeps trying to nail down her real year of birth.
Debbie REALLY has an issue with turning 40. Luckily I have no such hangups about my age.
Today I am 40. And I’m going to celebrate it, not hide away or wish it away.
Why would I, when this is what 40 looks like for me?
- I have a wonderful and supportive husband whom I don’t always appreciate as I should, especially in recent times. Just know that I DO love you Nathan and I appreciate you and everything you do x
- I have three highly entertaining, demanding, frustrating and hilarious children. Life would be very quiet and boring without them. You rock my world, kiddos.
- I’m embarking on a new career. I’m excited, scared, anxious, obsessed and daunted by it. I’m so grateful that I have the chance to give it a go – to start my own business.
- I’m more confident than I’ve ever been before. I’m ready to give my new direction a red hot go after years of fear and procrastination.
- I’m learning to run and become strong. I’m dedicating time to myself after so many years of constant neglect. I feel awesome (except for my busted knee but that’s a temporary setback!)
- I know more than I’ve ever known before yet I appreciate now how little I actually know. I’m opening up my mind to new ideas and possibilities. It’s intoxicating.
- I’ve been touched by grief. While I’m not the same person I was this time last year, I’ve grown in patience, emotional intelligence and love during the last year. Legacies from my father that I’ll never forget or squander x
- I’m determined to be a more proactive friend. Over the last few years I’ve not been as available and as open as I should have been. I want to enrich my friendships – they are gold.
- I’m proud of where I am in life. I’m proud of what I’ve become. I’m proud of who I am.
This is 40. And I’m going to embrace the crap out of it!
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