Monday, 17 September 2012

Life Begins At 40?

This week is my last week as a 30 something as next Monday I turn 40!! I really don't know how it has happened as I feel no different to how I did when I was 16.

I have been struggling with it a little bit - of course in the grand scheme of things it's a trifling matter and much better by far than the alternative - I am reminded of a quote I once saw: "Do not regret growing older as it is a privilege denied to many"....

I guess age is just a number and (despite Mr G saying that only 40 year olds say it!!) I really believe that 40 is the new 30 - a 40 year old a generation or two ago were a lot older in their outlook and ways than a 40 year old in the noughties.

I wibbled over turning 30 too and have really enjoyed my thirties - even to the point of feeling a wee bit superior (in a Sex And The City kinda way!!) to some twenty somethings *blush*. In your thirties you feel more comfortable in your skin, are less worried about what other people think and are starting to have a good deal of life experience. Maybe this'll continue into my forties?!!

I've found too that my health anxiety gets worse as I get older, I guess as the chances of becoming ill increase with age. The happier I am the more I worry about my health!! *rollseyes*

The other issue is broodiness!! Part of me is craving another baby, Mr G says its my hormones/body clock playing tricks on me and he's probably right but the older H and W become, and the less they need me the worse the hankering becomes!! I need to feel needed!!

On Friday Mr G is taking me away for the weekend, I'm not sure why it's not on my actual birthday but I have an inkling maybe something else is going on. Mr G won't divulge where we are going, but my Mum says "The boy done good" and my mother-in-law says she said to a friend "I'm jealous of my daughter-in-law, for what my son has arranged for her"!! - so all that sounds very intriguing and exciting!!

Maybe it'll take the sting right out of being the big 4-0?!!

I'll leave you with a photo of my best boys taken yesterday at MIL & FIL's golden wedding anniversary lunch - proper pics to follow when I've taken them off the fancy camera!!

As always, thanks for reading....


S x



  1. Happy birthday Sarah. Have a lovely day. Honestly, 40 is NO BIG DEAL. Enjoy (I'm sure you will). I'm 50 (aargh), that's no big deal either - it just sounds a tad old!

  2. You are spending you last week in your 30's and I'm spending my last week in the 40's. It's the big 50 for me Friday, 40 doesn't look too bad for me. :) Have a wonderful time on your birthday weekend. Enjoy. Being 40 is much fun, you will have a ball.
    Anne xx

  3. Ahhh Sarah, I confirm 40 will be fine and great! I had major wobbles, terrible wobbles, hysteria and crying this year when I turned 40 lol but you know what that superior feeling you had in your 30's will feel grounded in your 40's! I have never felt felt more accepting or comfortable in my own skin, as I am. Sounds as if your hubby has done real good!!! Wishing you lots of Happy Birthday good positive vibes for tomorrow!!! I promise it's fine this side :) x x x

  4. Happy Birthday! 40 is great, just enjoy! Ada :)

  5. I'm with Jo - it's great on the other side of 30. It's where it's at!
    happy birthday Sarah,
    fee x

  6. I think 40 is the new 20. I had a bit of a wobble turning 30 but had no qualms turning 40. Big 5-0 next year and I can't wait to embrace it.

    I know exactly what you mean about kids getting older and not being needed. It's something that I'm in the process of dealing with this too. I'm almost ready to unveil the new me :)

    Enjoy your birthday and revel in your weekend away xx

  7. Happy birthday Sarah. You don't look a day over 30. x

  8. Hi S, have a fantastic time away this weekend. Try to live in the moment - I know it's easier said than done. It only creates more stress (and wrinkles!) worrying about what might be. I genuinely stopped counting at 32 but I'm sure I'll remember the 40 mark regardless!! It's a milestone in life and it sounds like you're in store for a great treat!! Enjoy! J9 x

  9. You will be fine !! You are as old as you feel. Try and enjoy yourself.

    Gemma xxxx

  10. Have a great birthday and enjoy your magical mystery tour! X

  11. Happy Birthday Sarah! thought safer to message you rather than send a card and forget the stamp again!!!have a great day x


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