With such an awesome response to our last Finish The Sentence, about personal growth and self-realization, I’m continuing this exercise. Today, it’s about middle age – how we perceived it as a child, and how we relate to it now.

Whether you are in your 40s, approaching them, or think of them as a memory. Let’s share our thoughts. You may be enlightened by what you read, or at the very least – entertained.

So here we go. Please finish the sentence:

“When I was a kid, I thought being 40 was _____________________ , and now that I’m older, well it’s ___________________.”

Thank you for playing!

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  1. Here’s mine:

    When I was a kid, I thought being 40 was an age where you had all the answers, and also I thought it was something that would never happen. Now that I’m older – and 43 -I realize what a gift it is to earn every year. I also know that the lessons of life don’t stop when you are a kid – even middle-aged people are still learning.

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  2. “When I was a kid, I thought being 40 was close to death , and now that I’m older, well it’s still the roller coaster ride of my youth, only I no longer need permission from my parents.”

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  3. “When I was a kid, I thought being 40 was so far away, and now that I’m older, well it’s not that far, and younger than you’d think!” (*especially considering that my boyfriend is 40! ;-))

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  4. “When I was a kid, I thought being 40 was when people stopped being active and started to slow down, and now that I’m older, well it’s fun taking part in more sport than I did at 20_.”

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  5. When I was a kid, I thought being 40 was – well MOM with her flabby midsection, and now that I am 43 and a mom (just 1 instead of 3 kids) I can’t believe I have MY mom’s midsection! Ugh. But I feel great and I am looking forward to every weekend when I can so something fun and new with my kid. Age is totally a state of mind! I am happier than I was in my early 30’s and definitely in my 20’s.

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