Three months ago, I turned 41 and I still feel very young and energetic. In fact, I am very slim, toned and fit; more so than when I was in my 20's and 30's. I look quite young and guys in their 20's ask me out, though I rarely say yes. I get very annoyed when people find out how old I am and then immediately proceed to be amazed and shocked, as if I were old. I think that 41 is still young and refuse to believe that it is all downhill from here. I see my life getting better and my body getting fitter and more supple. I am very happy and though single, have lots of possibilities. I have no kids and don't really want any and people are also surprised by this.
I have friends who feel all washed up and I feel like a teenager. To be honest, most of them have children and have let themselves go a little, as their priorites have changed. They live more for their kids than for themselves. Some of them even use their kids pics rather than their own as a profile picture on facebook! This is all fine but maybe it makes them feel older?
Anyhow, I want to stop caring about what society thinks! How can I train myself to do this. I do NOT accept that a 22 year old woman is automatically "better", as she is younger, I also feel that life is what you make of it and any of us can be what we want to be. I saw a photo of a 70 year old woman doing yoga. She was so supple and bendy! Why do people convince themselves that they can no longer dance or sing or become great artists past a certain age? Why can't 41 be seen as young?
I am thinking of no longer having Birthdays, not because of my age but because of how people change their attitudes when they find out how old I am!!! From now on, I may just say that I am somewhere between 20 and 50!
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