Tuesday, December 13, 2005

One More Week

I really don't want to bring this up. I have been dreading it for at least a year. I would put it off if I possibly could. In one week, on December 20, I will be - GULP - 40! As some country song says "I'm much too young to be this damn old."

My 30s have been pretty great. I cannot believe they are almost gone. They went by so fast. My 30th birthday was spent with co-worker/friends in Aspen. It was fun, very fun. It does not seem like that could have been 10 years ago!

They have been a wonderful 10 years. Mark and I both worked for the same struggling company 10 years ago. Since then things have just gotten better and better for us. We now have two wonderful boys and many special Christian friends. We did not have those 10 years ago. Financially, things have improved too. Back then we both worked to make ends meet. Now Mark makes much more than the two of us used to. My 30s were good, I am not ready to move on.

I need words of wisdom here if anyone has any to offer. Turning 30 did not bother me, but I am dreading turning 40. But 40 is the new 30, right? Or is now 50 the new 30? If that is right, can I claim 20? Because I can't be 40 already.


Karen said...

40 is nothing. I celebrated that one last year and feel no different. Age is a state of mind!

DJG said...

I dreaded 30 because I thought it meant I had to "grow up". However I soon realized that it just wasn't so. 40 is somewhat liberating, because you no longer feel the need to impress anyone else. You are free-er to do and act as you wish. Just enjoy the ride...it's all good!

SG said...

Happy Birthday Susan! I blogged about you today! :)

Antique Mommy said...

As you can see, I am behind in my reading, but a belated Happy Birthday to you! 40 is the new 30 dah'ling (trust me on this one -- I'm 46 with a 2-year-old). Hope your Christmas was fabulous as well.