How to turn 40
I’m turning 40 in October. Any advice?
Jen in Bremerton
For most of us, 40 comes out of nowhere because we’ve been ignoring its existence. (We all know Sally saw it coming 8 years ahead of time)
I remember seeing Faith Hill on the cover of a magazine in a bikini celebrating turning 40 and I thought well if I have a perfect body on that day, I’ll be fine.
So having a great body on the day I turned 40 was my whole strategy and as the date approached I realized how foolish that had been and depression set in and all I could concentrate on was: my bunions, my sun damage, the gray hairs that keep shooting straight out of the crown of my head and my failing eyesight.
Laura Linney to the rescue: When asked what she learned playing a cancer patient on The Big C, she said,
“It is a privilege to grow older”
That was what I needed. I hope it helps you too.