I am 40, and my back hurts. Of course that’s probably because I’ve had back problems for over 10 years.
I am 40, and I’m tired. Of course that’s probably because I have rarely had a good night’s sleep since having children.
I am 40, and I’m out of shape. Of course that’s probably because I eat too much and rarely work out.
I am 40, and I’m worried about the future. Of course the fact that my job is being eliminated and I haven’t found yet found a new one is a decent reason to worry at least a little.
I am 40, and I have more lines on my face than I used to. Okay. That may have something to do with being 40.
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I am 40, and I am going to write. I’m going to write here. I’m going to write in the journals on my nightstand. And, yes, I’m going to make time to write plays because I desperately miss doing that.
I am 40, and I am going to run. It won’t be very far, but it will be farther than I’ve run before.
I am 40, and I am going to waste less time. I’ve wasted too much time already.
I am 40, and I am going to enjoy being with my family because life is precious, and I am very lucky.
I am 40, and I have so much to be thankful for.
I am 40, and I have so much to look forward to.
I am 40, and I am much more than my age.
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Before turning 40 I made 40 item lists for 40 weeks leading up to my 40th birthday. The topics ranged from TV shows to parenting to information security. Links to all the lists are here.
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