Wednesday, October 15, 2008

40



40……..That’s me……….today……….I’m 40 years old today. What does that mean? I’m no different than was I yesterday………when I was 39. But today………..I’m 40.

What does 40 look like in the mirror? Lots of lines on my face. Dark circles under my eyes. Wiry white hairs on my head—there’d be a lot more to see except for the highlighting. About 30 extra pounds on my body. Sensible shoes on my feet.

I remember growing up and thinking 25 was old. But now………I’m 40. But 40 year olds are supposed to have teenagers. I have grade schoolers. 40 year olds are supposed to be at high levels in their jobs. I’m in a good position but have chosen lower responsibility than I’ve had in the past. 40 year olds are supposed to be wise sages and know everything. Well……that DEFINITELY ain’t me!!!!!!!

So I’m not anything that in my mind’s eye is 40. But, here I am………..40. No different than I was yesterday……….but somehow………..different. 40.

3 comments:

Kim said...

I am a couple days late, but...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

I remember your post about turning 39. Wow! Doesn't seem like it's been a year already.

Mama Zen said...

Happy Birthday!

Thinkinfyou said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was the 14th,and I decided to break up with my birthday this year,so I don't have to deal with the horrible gifts it brings me anymore!