Embracing 40: A new series

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I am mid-way through my 40th year of life. Wow. In all reality, as a child I never imagined myself living this long. It is not because I was ill or had a family history of early death, but because, like many children, I just couldn’t imagine myself as anything but a child.

I am no longer a youth:ย  I am done with school. I am married with a family. I am living in my dream house. I see the aging signs: I am frequently injured for weeks at a time. I forget items within minutes of hearing them. I gain weight by looking at food. I sweat at night. A lot.

But, I know that this is not the end, just the mid-way point. So, this year (and hopefully in the years to come), I am embracing 40. I will take steps to be mindful of who I am, who I can become, and what I want my story to look like.

Here are a few of the topics that I plan to cover this new monthly series:

  • Appearance
  • Endurance
  • Finances
  • Parenting teens
  • Healthy Eating

So hop on board this journey! If you are in your 40s like me, let’s grow together! If you are older, please give me your wisdom. And if you have not yet reached your 40s, learn from my mistakes now so that your 40s can be even better!

Please COMMENT below if you too are in your 40s and ready to embrace it!

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Are you also embracing 40 and beyond? Check out all of the posts in this series here.

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  1. Melissa Gidley says:

    I am turning 50 in May and am embracing it. I am currently an empty nester, married to the love of my life and the daddy of our 3 girls and have been an SLP for 26 1/2 years now. I love the life I live and am ready for this next decade!

  2. Well, the forties have come and gone for me, but I have learned a lot and I will happily share!

  3. I’m not 40 yet, but it’s creeping up on me. I would love some insight so I’m better prepared!

  4. Judy Hale says:

    I am not 40-ish, but more like 50 something, but I am a huge fan of Super Power Speech and would love to be included in your conversation!

  5. two years post mid life crisis turning 40 I am beginning to embrace it. Still miss my 30’s, they were fun.

  6. Almost 40. Also parenting teens and preteens. Working full time and ao busy with work, kids’ sports schedules, and extended family. I try to eat healthy and exercise, and make time to still “date” my husband!! Life is good, but somedays I am, oh so, tired!!

  7. I am looking forward to reading these future posts! Thank you for being so open and such a good writer.

  8. Cathy Kerech says:

    I delivered twins at age 42 (5th and 6th) of my children. I was a busy SLP, and still am with them being college students, but want you to know that my family always came first even though I loved my job.

  9. The 50’s are THE BEST! Seriously. Kids are grown & I have time for myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m already starting to make plans for my 50s!! Thinking about getting my doctorate. ๐Ÿ™‚

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