I’m Over Forty. Like Totally Over It.

by | Oct 27, 2013 | Life | 36 comments

I’m totally over it.

I’m totally over forty.

Figuratively AND literally.

I was 40 this entire past year. Today I am 41.

So literally – I am over 40.

But also, I’m over it.

All the hype leading up to 40 blah, blah, blah…

The only change I saw was an increased desire to nap.

(Found here)

(A friend of mine shared this shirt on Facebook yesterday and I was all… GIMME! And then I took a nap.)

(Granted the nap was about 8 hours later and was from 9:54 p.m. to 10:26 p.m. – BUT IT WAS A NAP.)

(On a Friday night.)

(To be clear.)

Back to being 40. Or OVER FORTY… I think I got caught up in waiting for something to break down or some sort-of life-changing experience.

And now I’m 41.


Now I feel like I can move forward.

Not too quickly after sitting or resting, mind you… on account of the occasional pain in my ankle and knee (arthritis?), but still. And probable sciatica.

But I was moving forward. Let’s.

Unrelated to moving forward – I hope you set your clocks back an hour because that is today too. Edited on account of the fact I was wrong. *Thanks to commenters Heather and Heather!*No falling back today. Apparently my Apple calendar is wrong. Which is not new because it apparently only calendars select events I add to it as well. Never trust the government and never trust iCal.

But back to me.

In honor of my aging, I thought… “Gosh. It’d be fun to give some of my favorite things away…” Actually, not my favorite actual things. I want to keep my things.

So instead of putting together a birthday present of my used things, I put together a birthday present of NEW things. A sampling of my favorite things, that I have also. Because I can’t possibly include ALL my favorite things on account of the fact I don’t have the budget for that. Also, I like a lot of things. I mean, have you looked at my Pinterest?

Without further blathering… In honor of my age advancement, I would like to at least give ONE friend here a chance to win a birthday present from ME!

In this box of faves I have included, a copy of In-Style (not because I AM, but because I hope TO BE), a turquoise necklace I scored on Pick Your Plum, Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Almond Bits (I will eat them all, I need them out of my house), Trader Joe’s Roasted Coconut Chips (heaven in a bag), a Starbucks Card ($10), Eclipse gum (it’s fresh and crunchy!), WASHI TAPE (duh!), self-adhesive googly eyes, a pencil bag, glitter spray, an extra large Moleskine with a soft cover, and pretty pens!

To enter for your a chance to win my birthday present, I would like for you to leave a comment sharing something nice you can do for someone this week… whether it’s an act of kindness, donating to a local food bank, or buying a book to #HelpWomenAtRisk, or a buying a Headband for Hope, giving a world child a Shot@Life, or sending a note to someone you feel might need a call…

Whether that act is done or not, it may be improvable. So it’s up to the entrant to follow through. I don’t care what is thought of to do, or done… Just as long as you do something that adds good to the life of another. Little things are just as good as big things. The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention. Selfishly, as I move into another year, I’d just love to read about goodness making its way into the lives of others.

Rules: You must be 18. I need ya to live in the U.S. And a comment must be left. Only one comment per person. Yadda. Yadda. I rules are boring. Happy birthday? Yes, happy birthday! Entry period starts Oct. 27, 2013 and ends Nov. 1, 2013… midnight PST.

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