I’ve heard it a lot recently…”40 is the new 20”, or 30, or (insert younger age here.).
Oh man- I sure hope not.
If 40 was the new 20 I would be self absorbed and lost, not knowing what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be, or who I wanted to take on this journey with me.
If it was the new 25 I would be new to the workforce- green and scared. I would be making life changing commitments and moving away from the life I had always known.
If 40 was the new 30 I would have two babies, and round- the- clock black circles under my eyes.
If it was the new 35 I would be a workaholic- irritated, and irritating.
40 is staying in the present. 40 is confident and strong. 40 is family, and friends and community.
40 is energy and passion.
40 is right where I belong.