Yep. I'm 40. Just happened the other day. 40. Years. Old.
I sure don't feel 40. For a lot of reasons. Here are some of them in no particular order.
I don't feel 40 because I went to law school in my 30's, and a lot of my law school friends are on average 8 years or so younger than me.
I don't feel 40 because because I just got married 2 years ago. Wasn't I supposed to do that 10 years ago or so?
I don't feel 40 because I still go commando, like, most of the time.
I don't feel 40 because I don't look 40.
I don't feel 40 because all the moms around me at the toddler playgrounds are 30ish.
I don't feel 40 because I DON'T HAVE MY SHIT TOGETHER AND 40 YEAR OLDS HAVE THEIR SHIT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't feel 40 because I still like ramen noodles. A lot.
I don't feel 40 because I swear a lot.
i feel forty because my back hurts a lot sometimes for no good reason
i feel forty because i worry about dying
i feel forty because i can't day drink anymore
i feel forty because sometimes when i try on clothes i ask myself if it looks like i'm "trying too hard" to look twenty
i feel forty because the most expenisve product i have is anti-wrinkle cream
i feel forty because i don't know who the fuck anyone is in people magazine anymore
My husband asked what I wanted for my birthday this year. I said a flash mob. He said no. He did throw me a very nice surprise party, though, took me to the theatre, and gave me a pretty blue box, containing pretty fancy jewelry. All in all a pretty spectacular weekend.
I try to get past the whole number thing. I really do. And to everyone who says, "It's just a number", well that's true. It is just a number, but it's a number with weight.
And back fat.