Women are talking…

The Women at Forty Project is only a couple of weeks old and women are already sharing their thoughts  on what forty means to them. We’re compiling all your stories and will feature your contributions, in their entirety, over the j0442209next several weeks. Here’s a sneak peek at what some of you are saying… Continue reading Women are talking…

MSN’s Wonderwall asks, is 40 the new 25?

jennifer-aniston-reunion Yesterday I wrote about hiding our age and people labeling forty the new thirty.  Now MSN’s asking is 40 the new 25?

The article cites single celebs like Janet Jackson, Jennifer Aniston and Lucy Liu as paving the way for single women everywhere. Really? Is that because they’re doing such a bang-up job of being single themselves?  Even Jen-An admitted that dating sometimes “sucks.”

So why all the rush to be 25 again? I wouldn’t want to be 25 again if you paid me. Well…maybe if you paid me. But would you…want to be 25 again, not pay me…if you could?

Are you hiding your age?

42-15654561You know how Entertainment Tonight does their birthday announcements at the end of each show?  It always cracks me up to hear that someone, who up until a year ago was my age, is now magically two years younger.  Seriously? Did you think we wouldn’t notice?

Lying about our age is certainly not unique to this generation. Our mothers did it, and their mothers before them. But in a time when turning forty is embraced more than ever, many of us are still hesitant about embracing it.  If forty really is the new thirty, why hide it? Continue reading Are you hiding your age?

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There’s something about forty

Turning forty represents so many different things to so many women. We’re infinitely better off than we thought we’d be, or not nearly as far along as we imagined.  We’re happily single or resigned to being that way.  We’re married with kids and wondering how that happened, or traveling the world and wondering how we could have risked missing out on that.  Wherever we are in our lives, at forty, most of us pause to take inventory. We look at where we’ve been, imagine where we’re headed and wonder if forty will be all it’s cracked up to be. Continue reading The Women at Forty Project