"So in a few years time when you're around 44/45 it will be a different matter" These are the actual words coming out of my opticians mouth. I'm only 39!! (very youthful obviously) At least let me cling on to my thirties with all my might! (and my sight!)
The optician tries to recover,
"It's not a bad thing, you've done well not to need glasses for the last ten years considering your work"
I look at him and glaze over, it's too late, he's mentioned 'down to age' and 'as you get older' Apparently I have 20/20 vision still so I'm pretty pleased with myself (someone pass me a lollipop!) But, blahdy blah, my eyes will no doubt deteriorate blah blah and I'll be buying glasses for my 44th birthday! The cheek!
Only last month it was the Drs, 'you'll be alright for now but in a few years it will be different'
Apparently heading to 40 brings with it a whole new world, my entire life will change and I'll be a different person crumbling my way through the years!
In the pharmacy today I heard the lady on the till next to me adress a young girl as 'madam'! Madam! Firstly if I was this gorgeous young 20-something girl I'd be demanding a 'mademoiselle' and secondly if she's a madam what the hell does that make me?!
Check out this list of 40 things that happen when you're 40. How many are you nodding vigourously to? Me? I agreed with 14/40 so I figure I'm still young! However, I could add a few:
1) I crochet
2) I like to bake
3) I check every switch, window, door and light before getting into bed.
4) I own a butter dish
Despite these and in my defence, there's also some obviously youthful (not quite wreckless) things I do:
1) I go on holiday with hand luggage only! Yep if it doesn't fit, it aint coming!
2) I still wear heels (ok it's occasionally)
3) I sometimes go out without a coat! (sometimes even when there's a slight chill!)
4) I no longer double confirm hotels, (yes I used to confirm and then confirm again!) Now if we go on holiday and the hotel is botched up, there'll be somewhere else or there's always the beach!
See a list of free spirit youth right there! 😁So stuff age and stuff the world that insists on highlighting my fourth decade which lingers on the horizon!
I vow to look in the mirror and be thankful for life (even if it's while pulling my cheeks backwards to see how young I once looked)
I vow to face each day with a positive and non-paranoid attitude, unlike in my twenties when I may have thought the enitire population cared about how I looked!
And I Sarah, 39 years of age, demand to be ID'd when buying wine because I just don't look old enough! I will embrace more holidays without checking-in queues and I loudly declare, Stuff 40, I'm young at heart!
(All cheer, and wave arms/fists/hats in air in frenzied support!)
Thank you, thank you, you're too kind. 😉
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