Who Says Life is over after 40!!!!

Heck as most of you know I’m not only over 40, I’m over 50 and well next year I’ll pass into another decade to what most call the dreaded 60’s. None of my previous birthdays have bothered me and I’m still not sure about this upcoming one but heck it’s just another year and the years have been good to me.

So on Facebook I saw this article “40 Effed up Things About Being 40” and decided there is another point of being over 40, especially being as I’m long past 40…lol. You can agree or disagree…lol. And oh yeah, being an “Adult onset Athlete”, some of these are from my athletic point of view and I am poking fun…lol.

  • Who cares what’s on TV. I watch what I want when I want or better yet I go for a run or a bike ride.
  • Call me “middle-aged”, old or what-ever you like. It doesn’t change who I am. I’m old enough & confident enough to get past name calling and labels. Heck, at this age, I’m happy to enjoy the “Seniors discounts”.
  • I’ll wear sequins if I feel like it. What the heck, you’re gonna call me a cougar anyhow so why not wear what I want.
  • I’d rather have sex then floss…what was she thinking…lol
  • Chocolate chips pancakes for breakfast, great idea. Can I have bacon in mine as well. Besides I’ll go for a run later or before and will have earned them.
  • I still look good whether I get a full night’s sleep or was up all night having fun. If you don’t think so, you better run faster then me…lol
  • Don’t judge me, I still read Cosmopolitan. Redbook is boring. But I am guilty of reading Family Circle since I was 20
  • Does dancing on the bar at Cowboy Ugly in Vegas rank up there with being a Solid Gold Dancer?
  • I seldom wear makeup, unless you count lipstick and mascara. Most women are prettier without it at any age.
  • I like the “me” I am and I am foxy!
  • Yes girls in their 20’s are cute but women over 40 are beautiful!
  • Students today come in all ages, shapes, and sizes. No one has ever assumed anything when I’ve walked on campus and I did take a course this past summer.
  • It’s great being old enough to drink, not that I drink that much. I’m old enough and smart enough to realize that running at 6am on a hangover just isn’t going to cut it. Besides, I also know I can have a blast sober and I get to remember what I did the next day.
  • I live in my runners and do not feel like a traitor to stilettos. I never did enjoy wearing those things.
  • I preferred to swim at the beach, not tan, so my chest looks great
  • So what if the bands from the 70s and 80s are oldies they are all still on tour…lol. Plus I have friends in their 20s/30s that dig them.
  • Everything I wore in high school can be found at Value Village and is now back in style.
  • I never watched Thirtsomething.
  • I’ve lived a full life so yes much of it is a blur. How the heck did I get here.
  • As for tight mini-skirts. Thank you for dropping them off at Goodwill, I picked one up there the other day. 🙂
  • My back is fine…now my knee, well that’s a different story.
  • Why on earth would I watch the Real Housewives and who needs a butler?
  • I love to swim, I’ll hit the beach and who cares what I look like in a swimsuit. Don’t look if you don’t like.
  • Forget flirting with the Cable guy, flirt with a cop and get out of a ticket or better yet a date…lol
  • Yes 21-year-old guys may look hot but I want a real man so will stick with over 40. They know what they want and usually don’t need training. They also look hot!
  • I’m glad there are no naked pictures of me at 30 or any age…who needs that surfacing on the Internet.
  • No tape or surgery for this face, I like how I look…most days.
  • My back is still fine.
  • Not only can I touch my toes, I can put my hands on the floor.
  • I’m not confessing what’s in my nightstand drawer, but it certainly isn’t and never will be wrinkle cream or Bengay…lol.
  • Ok, so I do have one of the days-of-the-week vitamin boxes. But so does my 13yr old.
  • The only turtle I buy is made of chocolate and nuts and that won’t outlive me as I will eat it probably before it gets home
  • I love my bad habits.
  • I don’t always remember actors names but then I had the same problem at 20. Besides as long as I remember my dates name, I think I’ll be just fine.
  • So what if I can’t drink like I used to, 17 beer in one night would be expensive anyhow.
  • 50? My next milestone birthday is 60 and that’s only a few months away. I plan to have a blast from now til I’m 6 ft under.
  • As for reading glasses, I’ve been wearing multifocals for many years. They look cute on me and with the new technology they look like regular glasses. Only time I need silly reading glasses is when I wear my contacts. 🙂
  • Yes, I’ve been called “Ma’am” but heh, I address men as “Sir” and have always done so, it’s just manners, really has nothing to do with age.

Hope you had a good laugh reading. I had fun writing this. Age truly is just a number. Live your life to the fullest and don’t let a number or what people say you should be doing at a certain age deter you from being who you are or what you want to be. At 55 I started doing triathlons. I know athletes well into there 70s and 80s that still run and do triathlon. Only thing stopping you is you!