Older, Wiser, Hotter: 7 Women Over 40 Talk Age & Attitude
I struggled with turning 40 but got past it. Now, 45 feels like true middle age, and that's just damned weird. I mean, I have a little girl (my daughter will be seven in June), so how can I possibly be in middle age? Not to mention that I just FEEL the same as I always did. Right? ...Except you know what? That's not quite true. I feel better now about myself then I ever did. I know who I am, and with each day I feel less and less like I have to explain myself. I was curious about how other women over 40 felt, and got some great responses. If you're on the cusp of 40 and are worried - or here already, or even if 40 is far away - I think you'll find great joy in these words.
-By Cecily Kellogg
"I didn't go gently into 40. I dyed my hair pink in honor of my 40th birthday, and I'll be the first to admit that I still dye it because I like how it startles people to see a woman my age pinked out. But just like everyone else said, I feel more like me now then I ever did, and I'm so grateful to be alive and in my skin."
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