Age – It’s Just a Number

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Today is my 40th birthday.

And I’m finally comfortable in my skin.

Mind you, I’ve been told my skin looks like that of a youngish-30 year old – that makes my happy. A lifestyle of alternative health, whole foods and no nasties has paid off…

My mind, I’m sure, depending on the situation, ranges in age from 18 to 70.  Some days I want to break out and live the carefree life of a young ‘un.  Then I find myself dispensing my learn-ed words of wisdom…

My body lets me know that I have the degenerative spine of a 60 year old.  Which makes me dispense more words of wisdom about how to lift heavy items properly, and for Pete’s sake, take care of your back.

But I have the ambitions of a 40 year old.

I’ve held down enough jobs in my lifetime to know that what I want to do is what I want to do.

And my want-to-do involves a creative lifestyle.

I no longer care about the riches and the fame.  Sure, if riches and fame happen along I will embrace them, thank them and enjoy them.

But what I really care about is the happiness of mind, body and spirit.

It’s taken me until (almost) 40 to realise this.  (Almost) 40 and a whole (small) world of experiences… but at the end of the day the Big 4-0 is just a number.

I will leave you with some sage words from the Glam Mother

“Age has nothing to do with it. You’re grown when you OWN who YOU are. Be confident in yourself as a woman and make no apologies!”


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7 Responses to Age – It’s Just a Number

  1. Dannielle March 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM #

    Happy Birthday Tasha! I hope you have a wonderful day. x

    • Tasha Chawner March 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM #

      Thank you Dannielle – so far my day has been nice and relaxing.
      Lunch with a friend soon and then family are planning to cook me dinner tonight. Looking forward to it.
      T xo

  2. Debbie March 29, 2011 at 1:54 PM #

    Happy Birthday Tasha…I’ll be 40 in about 5 months and hope I can be as relaxed and thoughtful as you. Have a wonderful dinner with the family!

    • Tasha Chawner March 29, 2011 at 2:31 PM #

      Thank you Debbie 🙂
      A friend said to me today that 40 is supposed to be the new 20. I don’t know though.
      At 20 I was cocky and confident. Now I think I’m wise and confident. And I’ll definitely take the wise over the cocky.
      I hope that the lead up to your 40th is fabulous too. It really is a wonderful time for us gals.

  3. Julie March 30, 2011 at 8:55 AM #

    Happy birthday Tasha! Hope it’s a wonderful day 🙂

    I’m about a month away from that number and it’s funny, but it doesn’t feel anything like I thought it would. I don’t “feel” like I’m that age. I always thought 40 seemed older. When dh was approaching it a couple of years ago, that freaked me out. I was fixated on the number, not on who we are and where we are in life. Now it’s my turn and I think I’m okay with it.

    • Tasha Chawner March 30, 2011 at 9:29 AM #

      I know what you mean, Julie – but it was 30 for me.
      I completely freaked out, I thought I was getting old.
      Like you said, it is now definitely about

      who we are and where we are in life

      PS Will be keeping an eye out for your birthday to return the wonderful wishes!


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