Now, let me say, I'm only 2 years into this mess of being 40 - I hit 43 in 4 months, & I'm already feeling it...
So here we go... my confessions about being 40
.... my perfectly perfect eye sights has made me blind as a bat now. How does that even happen. It literally started a week before I turned 40. Someone showed me something & brought it to my face. I was like, WHOOOO - back it up there... & now, I can't even read labels on packages. I am the woman who now has reading glasses in every room of the house, & even have them usually on my head or the end of my nose. Last night, I even noticed I can't see my food unless I have on reading glasses. This bites.
|Me trying to read anything now... & its only getting worse... SIGH|
... now, when I have to pee, I HAVE TO PEE. I guess my bladder has shrunk up & withered away as I've aged because now, when I need to go, get me to a bathroom now! I used to be able to hold off going to the bathroom all day long. I have left work before & thought, Oh wow, I haven't peed all day long. Now? I think I go to the bathroom at least 20 times. It doesn't help I've been upping my water intake. & let's not even talk about jumping up & down or running with this bladder. No, let's not go there.... & let's not talk about how many times I have to get up in the middle of the night now.
... 2 words... Metabolism SHOT! ... I literally work out harder then I ever have, I eat healthier then I ever have, & I gain weight quicker then I ever have. How is this even fair? I just envision metabolism as an evil of this world. One that needs to be destroyed. I don't even have any answers for this problem. I keep fighting it... & by fighting it, I mean I cry every time I step on the scale...
|my same reaction every 'weigh day'|
.... skin issues... wow... the changes in my skin. From spots popping up everywhere, trying to blend in with my freckles, to wrinkles all around my eyes, to skin sagging everywhere.... its like the one organ that covers my whole body turns against you. I see little babies with that beautiful fresh skin & I want to lather them all up in SPF 1000 & keep them out of the sun. I tell Ricky all the time we need to start setting a fund aside for my face lift. He thinks I'm joking.
... My body makes noses whenever I move. Seriously. I can't walk down steps without my knees singing along. I can't lift my arms without my shoulders popping. My back, my hands, my ankles. They all sing the song of age whenever I move....
... Side note to that... aches & pains... all over... any time... for any reason...
But not everything is bad... as Oprah keeps getting older, she keeps saying that age is the new '30' ... & whatever Oprah says has got to be true - right?
.... You can be friends with everyone. I love that I can appreciate older women & their wisdom. I love talking & learning from women with more experience in life then me. I also love that I can talk to younger women & still not feel out of place. 40 still holds a 'cool factor'. I mean, some of the coolest women out there are in their 40's
You can totally find people in their 40's that are grandmothers, some that are new mom's, some who are still trying to start a family... its an age for everyone!
.... You learn what priorities matter. You start to appreciate the things of life & find out what's important.
.... You learn to not care what others think. When you're young, you think so much about others opinions, but in my 40's, I've learned that if you don't like me, I'm OK with that. Odds are, I probably don't like you either. And that's OK. Before, when I was younger, I would have lost sleep over it. Now, I just move on. That's a nice feeling.
Anyone else around here in their 40's?
What have you learned?
Anyone over 40? Give me your best advice about getting older :)