40 Things That Happen at 40

The beautiful and ugly truth once you've hit your 40's

I've lived through almost 4 decades, and for some reason, I don't feel my age at all. In fact, I feel like I'm trapped in my late 20's to early 30's.... But, I see that number with "4" in the front looming ahead and I know I cannot avoid it!

Not only I see that number, but I feel some things changing with my body and myself. Not my mind. Up to a point, it still thinks I'm in the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd decade of my life.

Every time I look in the mirror and I see my reflection it just hits me like a BANG! It hits me all at once.

"YOU ARE AGING & RETIREMENT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER."

So here are some things I'm experiencing or I've been told to expect once I hit 40"

1. Hair

If this would be about the hair on my head, I would be like...."is it gonna grow thicker?'

But no, it's not about the head hair – I've been told that it would thin and go drab, lifeless and eventually fall out. I'm like STFU! Then, I remember I have fabulous products that will prevent just that so I take a deep breath and calm down.

I've also been told to expect sprouting of poky chin hairs, invisible during checks in mirrors at home but suddenly there - wafting in the breeze -when out in public. Just tragic!

I guess I have to pack some heavy-duty tweezers in my purse and brace myself!

 

21. Pleather is not for you (never wore it, never will)

22. You notice your feet (shit starts growing there too)

23. You cry - at everything (it's a given)

24. You have to eat better and exercise (God knows)

25. You have found your underwear soulmate (yep)

26. Eyes are weird (supposedly, one starts to shrink while the other, mysteriously, remains the correct size - I say buggers)

27. You buy multiples (I already do) 

28. You're never going to learn Spanish....Ah....no senor! Maybe Chinese!!!

29. Acceptance is lovely .....I guess

30. Shots are never a good idea

 

31. You crave order

32. You scatter seeds on food (good one 🙂 )

33. You develop an obsession with loos (that's restrooms if you don't understand)

34. Fringes are your friend (not on clothes, but on my hair...for sure)

 

2. You learn to lower your expectations of others.

3. You really stop caring what others think of you and focus on feeding your soul.

4. You start living your life your way and you're more authentic about it.

5. Working to live and not living to work.

6. You discover the power of saying no and not feeling bad about it.

7. You stop wasting time and energy on negative people and the drama that comes with them.

8. You actually accept your aging and it's not so bad. (I doubt this one)

9. You become more forgiving and you learn to walk away from stressful situations without regret. (true)

10.  You buy embarrassing ointments (oh geeze, I can't wait)

11. You make an ‘oof’ noise when getting up

12. Radiators are now a Thing (so does your cat, your dog, and your hubby or significant other)

13. You are no longer a ‘Mademoiselle’ (if you go in France, that is....but then you become a "Madamme" not a Madam thank god)

14. Turning off lights becomes an obsession (been doing that for a while now)

15. You argue with young people about wearing coats (I could care less, unless they are at the age when they don't know betters, so I argue with their parents)

16. You have contradictory hygiene standards (will bitch about people drinking milk from a carton, but I'm letting our dog and cats sleep with us in bed)

17. Topshop is not for you (so do a lot of other brands, but  I will not go to Croft & Barrow)

18. Comfort is the number one factor when selecting footwear (I'll have my Valentinos or Loubutins on and my flats in my bag to change the first sign of hurting feet)

19. You actually make - and keep – health appointments

20. Pubs aren’t for standing (nope, I'll not stand)

35. Shots are never a good idea (yep, can't drink like in the old days)

36. Camping gives you terrors (for sure, I prefer a nice comfy bed)

37. You suffix your sentences with ‘these days’

38. Hangovers (don't get them anymore)

39. Support a cause

40. Research your family tree

In all honesty, I'm LOVING where I'm at in my life...well, maybe not the wrinkles that start appearing on my forehead or the white hair on my head. my 40's minus the few wrinkles and white hairs coming in.

I feel that sense of freedom of truly being myself.

I love this my generation because women just like me have created so many options that let us live our lives on our own terms, make us look youthful, and we are in charge of our own destiny.

So, if you are approaching your 40's, let's connect and embrace it along the self-freedom that comes with it.

#loving40#lifeat40#livelife#livelaughlove #fitfab40


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14 comments to “40 Things That Happen at 40”

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  1. Carmen Edelson - March 24, 2018 at 11:53 am Reply

    Ha, I really loved reading this! So true about pleather 😉

  2. Christie Moeller - March 24, 2018 at 2:36 am Reply

    LMAO this is amazing! I just hit 47 and I’m actually totally good with it. Life really is less stressful as you get older and stop caring about every single little thing!

  3. Ophelia T - March 23, 2018 at 4:01 am Reply

    I love the your post. Your message of learning to focus on things other than our physical appearance is great. Thanks for sharing.

    • RichandFitGirl - March 23, 2018 at 12:49 pm Reply

      You gotta have fun with these things because there is not much you can do about it. It’s not like you can stop time, right?

  4. Honey and Fox - March 22, 2018 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Still working on 20s and the reality of your 40s post just sinked in. Expectations I can see getting lowered but for now we’ll use the phrase “readjusted”. The physical changes are interesting to take in, hopefully slowly and not all at once.

    • RichandFitGirl - March 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm Reply

      I also hope the physical changes are not too drastic because I plan to do whatever I can to reduce their impact 🙂

  5. Doma - March 22, 2018 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Nice read. Funny but true,,,,,I’m planning to exercise but these days it’s only my fingers- on full-on exercise mode. Always typing.

  6. Marya - March 22, 2018 at 7:19 pm Reply

    I am currently in the late 20s approaching 30 yet I’m feeling like in the early 20s. 😉
    I suppose let’s just accept the idea of 40 is the new 30, shall we? 😜

  7. Marcie - March 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm Reply

    You are freaking me out! I’m 34 and I don’t want to think about retirement! But, I am enjoying saying no to people 🙂

    • RichandFitGirl - March 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm Reply

      I hear you! I get told to expect all kind of things once I get there! I’m still about half a year away…so I’ll just pretend I don’t hear it lol

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