Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thinking about 40

I turn 40 in six months.  On 1st January 2012 to be precise.

When I turned 20 I was working in Sydney as a junior secretary (coincidentally in the building hubs now works in), single, partying, thinking about finishing my degree (which I'd taken a 'break' from), living in a cute flat in Ultimo.

When I turned 30 I was working as a PA, married (but not to hubs), still partying, still thinking about finishing my degree, and renting on the North Shore.

When I turn 40 I'll be working from home as a published author, married to hubs (hopefully - love yooooo), two children, one cat, one dog, four chickens, one arts degree, one mortgage.  And a single glass of pinot is my idea of a party.

Yep, seem to have got my act together in the last ten years, or maybe it all fell apart?? Hmm.  I know one thing though, I'm one hell of a lot happier going into 40 than I ever was going into 20 or 30.

I'm going to write a series of posts on turning 40 over the next few months.  Looking back over the bits I treasure and the bits I'm more than happy to let go, and looking forward, at the things I want to achieve, and the stuff I'd like to leave behind.

This can be the first one.


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Alex aka Whoa Mumma! said...

I've got six years to go.  Hopefully, I'll have figured out what I want to be when I grow up by then. ;)

Sami Lee said...

Wow I was a junior secretary at 20 too, and partying all weekend, the very idea of doing a degree gave me heebie jeebies. At thirty I actually graduated from the degree I eventually got around to doing was partying very little by comparison and working at a German themed bar part-time that required me to dress like an extra from the sound of music. Shudder. At 40? Part-time work, part-time writing, part-time nice mum and part-time screaming banshee Joan Crawford mum look alike. Partying is falling asleep on the couch watching Law & Order SVU. Sigh. My big day in a few weeks.

Diana said...

I have to wait for a decade. But it is nice to see how life change in 10years.

marcybk72 said...

You have great timing...I turned 40 just a few days ago. It does have a way of making you assess where you are in your lie, what you've accomplished, what you'd hoped you would have accomplished.

Can't wait to hear your take on turning the big 4-0!

Mel said...

I had no problem when I turned 40 (2 years ago yesterday).  Turning 20 and 30 were much more stressful for me.  I have no idea why.