I've found the front side of forty or better yet let's say it had snuck up on me.  I had a really hard time turning 30.  I think it was the realization that my youth had truly passed me by.  After 30 no longer are you referred to as 'just a kid' anymore, no longer are you carded at the fine drinking establishments and no longer are you quite as immature as you used to be.  You are now an official adult.  Being an 'adult' now for the last 10 years I have to say it's not been so fun or reckless but I can say it has brought me wisdom and the opportunity to see the world in a new light.
I feel as if half of my life is over and it's all been about learning...I can't wait to see what then next half will be like.  Stay tuned!!

justwrite   justwrite wrote
on 6/21/2008 9:28:23 PM
Just numbers forced on us by society and insurance companies, sweetie. Never stop being curious and asking questions about all that is around you. Never stop learning. An open mind is what keeps you young in spirit. A closed mind and set in their thinking ways can make a 30-year old seem ancient. I'm 59 and have a firm belief that it's never too late for anything fantastic to happen. Stay optimistic and you will have wonderful surprises in the next decades of your life, some sad, some joyful, but you're alive. Sincerely, Ingrid

penname   penname wrote
on 6/16/2008 7:57:43 PM
im almost there in about 3 years- though i think i've reached the 50 year milestone already. i can't wait for the big cake with the 100 candles. i might actually have a book published by then - i forget what it will be called. See, the memory's actin up already! congrats on decade quatre. stay young at heart. i should know, i have done the opposite and i'm an old cranky unhip (female) coot

Wundrmom44   Wundrmom44 wrote
on 6/16/2008 11:02:58 AM
You don't look a day over 29! Your positive outlook on the second half is refreshing... I will try to emulate!

Moqui_Takoda   Moqui_Takoda wrote
on 6/16/2008 10:05:55 AM
I love Carol Burnett, she is one of my heroes. Try sixty. When I was forty flowers and trees began to mean textures, colors and a unity I had never noticed before. When I was fourteen, girls and women were all the same to me, because I didn't know any better. When I was twenty, I knew they were stronger than I could ever be, because I had a son by then. When I was thirty, I knew I was becoming stronger than I had ever been, but now, I know, I was wrong. peace and long life to ya ... it shall be what you make it

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 6/16/2008 3:20:18 AM
Congrats on reaching this milestone and I wish you another 40 years or more. I know it was not easy but you still stuck it out. My best goes out to you.

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