Happy Birthday To Me! I Am Forty.
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No big party today. That's okay, I am certainly not into all that and besides, there are really more important things. For example, my children's Open House at their school was tonight. I am already well acquainted with my daughter's teacher because she had my son in her class two years ago. My concern was with meeting my son's second grade teacher. I need to see the person who will be harnessing the power of my son's brain over the next year. I need to know she will challenge him and that she has his back. I am happy to say now after meeting her, I think she is up to the challenge.
I will definitely do something special, like go out to eat with my husband and family over the weekend. So don't worry Y'all, I am for real going to celebrate!
Anyway, I am now 40. I am so far really digging it because I feel now like I am truly a grown up. I don't worry so much about how others view me. I feel at home in my imperfect skin.
So now that I have joined the forty club, what sort of advice do you out there have for really making the most out of this age?
An interesting thing came up in conversation with my son as I was going through the whole bedtime routine. He said, "Mom, I know I will never know as much as you." He's a sweet kid who really loves his mommy. I appreciated the nod to me but I quickly told him something that I think is so important regardless, of what age you are or circumstance in life you're at. I said, "Son, that's sweet but you may very well eventually know a lot more than me. Frankly, I hope you do. The important thing is to never stop learning. You are never done with that."
I feel learning should always be on the "to do" list. So with that being said, I know there are a ton of people out there who have gained wisdom through life's experiences that I would love some feedback from.
What's your advice for someone who has just turned 40?