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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13 thoughts on “Finish the sentence”
“Knowing where everything was without reading a map”
“Enjoying being lost”.
That’s so profound! Love it – thanks EG. 🙂
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.
“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.”
Can I get an Amen to THAT! Love it. Thanks Marie. x
“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! ;-))
I thought it was sooooo far away, too! You’re absolutely right. It’s a LOT younger than we thought! 🙂
“When I was a kid, I thought being 40 was a long, long ways off, and now that I’m older, well it’s a long, long time ago.”
It sure didn’t last very long, that’s for sure.
Ha! Isn’t it amazing how time seems to FLY, the older we get?
Yep… the first twenty years took forever and there was more than enough time. The last twenty were like my life flashing before… oh yeah, that is my life flashing before my eyes.
“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_.”
How awesome is THAT?
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.