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
"Now that I'm just a few months away from 50, I've hit a milestone. I realize I don't have to keep climbing. I've been there. Done that. And it's someone else's turn now. I'm like the little engine that could. Up to 45, I was chugging and chugging up the hill. And now, I finally get to coast a little. Feel the wind in my face. Enjoy the ride. Breathe. That's pretty damn awesome."
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