Monday, June 13, 2011

40 is the new ?????

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. 


  1. Jenn,

    Happy Birthday!!!

    I love this. I turned 40 last month and this is exactly how I feel (I just did not express it as eloquently). Like you, 40 is exactly where I want to be right now. For the first time in my like, I am content and living in the now.

    Cool stuff.


  2. I don't know what your talking about, but 11 is woking 4 me!