Monday, August 10, 2009

Being 40

I broke the habit of a life time at the weekend and went out into Nottingham on a Saturday night. It's been a long time since I've been brave enough to venture out into the beautiful city, that becomes an oh so different one at night. The occasion was my cousin's 40th birthday.

Strange though it may seem, because I have only seen my cousins very rarely through adulthood (mainly funerals, weddings etc), I still have this image of them fixed as children and it felt immensely strange to think that one of us was reaching the big 4-0. Of course it made me consider my own big birthday, which is coming up in approx 2 years 3 months. Although I have the blog as a reminder, I do sometimes forget that I am getting close to quite a significant birthday, as in my mind, I'm still stuck at being mid-twenties.
Which makes me wonder, just what is going to befall me in the next couple of years? A lot can change in that time scale. Hopefully I will be very close to, if not finishing my list and then what? I guess I will have to wait and see!


trousers said...

Ah, just months til I hit that particular milestone...

Meanwhile I was in Nottingham daytime Saturday, but it must be years since I went out there on a Saturday night.

As for the list, well it might be worth putting something in place for when you finish it, just so you don't feel a bit lost - nice to finish a project, but there can also be a sense of - well, what do I do now?

Willytheprince said...


Bump is doing well thanks for asking.

As your countdown, I think you will complete everything. And, if you didn't sometimes it's the journey right.

Looking forward to seeing what goes on your 50x50 :) After all, life doesn't end at 40.

If we play our cards right, it may mean we have more free time & make more money to do all the things we have always wanted to do...Safari perhaps? Fingers crossed.

Keep at it! Glad you had a fun night out.

Janette Jones said...

Trousers - no way! I thought you were younger than me (you are certainly wearing well!) and yes I have been thinking about what I do after this...

Heather - I think this will be a once in the lifetime list, don't think I'll have a 50 list, but who knows I may feel different nearer the time!

trousers said...