Dear Me – 40 to 50 years old
You started your 40’s rather cool and collected and not that concerned about turning 40. Turning 41 was a totally different matter and freaked you right out. It was the slow dawning that you really are in your 40’s and there’s no going back. But that aside what are you going to achieve this decade?
By the end of this coming decade your daughter will be in her twenties ( eeekkkk) but we won’t dwell on that and we will hope that she doesn’t turn you into a Grandma. Your son too will be in his twenties ……..I think I will stop there on that subject as that’s already making you feel really old.
Your self-employment work is working well. So I hope this decade carries on the same way. You have managed to achieve a good balance between working and actually enjoying life. You can pick the hours you want and have cut down the silly ‘all nighters’ to get things finished. Sadly I see so many people never achieve this balance. They work hard to buy bigger houses which mean more upkeep which means working more hours to pay for a house that they seldom see and when they do they are either cleaning it or sleeping in it. You have also learnt the word no. If you don’t want to do something or don’t have the time to do something you say no. This too is a good thing and I hope you continue it.
I hope by the end of this decade you finally have a holiday. Your last trip abroad was your honeymoon and we both know that ended in disaster in more ways than one.