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When I was little I used to think that 25 was old and OMG, 40....that was ancient.  When I was little all the moms of my friends looked old.

Now I’m all grown up and 40 ain’t so bad anymore.  And when I go to those school functions the moms don’t look old.  They look young and hip.

I looked so forward to turning 40 that for the first time in my life I bought something so extravagent for myself I couldn’t believe I did it.  I actually went a bouth a Louis Vuitton bag.  I use it everyday.  Doesn’t matter what time of year it is.  It lets me know that I can do just about anything.  The bag is paid in full.  It took about a year to pay it off, but I feel like I’m grown and accomplished everytime I sling it over my shoulder.

When I turned 40 I felt like I joine a special Sorority. I buy different clothing now.  It’s more stylish and more elegant.  I feel sexy and accomplished.  I feel strong and secure in myself. I sure didn’t feel that way at 20.  I thought I was having fun then but when I look back I was so irresponsible. Now, I’m having fun.  I have three wonderful children and a wonderful husband.  And my girls see a totally different mom than the mom I had.  I keep up with them and I am a part of their lives and they don’t seem to mind having me around.

So yes, 40 is the new 20 but in a much more grown way.  To all of you who read this whether you comment or not....to those of you just turning 40 and joining this group...WELCOME to a wonderful Sorority.  The 40+ Sorority.  Your gonna like it here.



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      Inakika wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • Angela, I so agree. My brother and I were just talking recently about being in our 40’s and how when we were young we thought 40 was so old!
      Now that I’m 44, I of course see things so differently. Like that old commercial from years ago, “40 is not fatal“.
      I feel better about myself and I’m not afraid to do things that I was afraid to do years ago. And I don’t mind telling my age, I think it’s something to be proud of.
      I take care of myself, although I’m not afraid to indulge in my favorite treat when I want to.
      And like your Louis Vuitton bag, I treated myself to a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes that I only dreamed of having. Why not, I’m 40+ and deserve them. You know, I like this Sorority and I hear it just gets better!



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      Almostfive0 wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • Hi Angela.
      Forty is definitely a wonderful place to be.  It is a time full of challenges for me but I look at it as growth now and not as struggle and try to resist them as I did in my twenties.

      I think it’s a great idea to reward yourself for reaching where you are now.  In my early thirties I bought my first car, a laser red convertible mustang.  I had been wanting a mustang since I was a little girl in the 60’s.
      So one day I just went in to the car dealership and traded the family car in for my dream car.. Shocked everyone, including my husband:D
      When I turned forty I won a contest to be on the cover of a magazine.
      For my 50th. birthday I want to celebrated with the opening of my retreat.
      I also am loving this 40 plus sorority and definitely know that it will only get better!



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      Mksactown wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • I agree as well. I love my 40’s. I don’t feel old whatsoever! (Of course...I never did “act my age“). And I just have a whole new respect for myself. I feel my life is more about ME now instead of just about kids and husbands, etc. I just feel more free to be ME. I bought myself a Nissan 350Z when I turned 40 and I love it!(see my pics)and you know what? I DO deserve it :)~



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      Sunkist wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • Awww, that is a great idea, 40+ Sorority, I really like it.  Yes, we are a group of women who have a better understanding of ourself and everything around us.  

      I just turned 50 and I’m fine with it.  I had a get together (refuse to call it a party) at my house and invided all my girlfriends that I am comfortable with and adore in many ways.  It was a blast and as I looked around I realized that they were all fun ladies, like me.  

      I really do like this 40+ Sorority idea!

      Sunkist :)



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      Almostfive0 wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • Oh my Goodness!! Joyfully we had the same childhood experience. I have never had a problem with telling people my true age and I atribute this to my mother who passed away from cancer as well in 1996 at the age of 71.  She was the mother of 11 (eight of us women)and never looked her age. And when people would ask her age she never lied about it.
      The exact same thing used to happen when she would come to school when I was a kid. I was always so proud to call her my mom. I think it gave me a healthy opinion about aging and taking care of myself.
      Oh my god I love her! Thank you mom.
      and thanks for sharing your memory.
      peace.



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      Almostfive0 wrote Sep 25, 2008
    • Yes moms are definitely da bomb and the balm...lol
      I do have 10 siblings. I am number 7. It gets crazy sometimes,... the good and the not so good but I love them all dearly and would do anything for them.
      But I never wanted to have more than two. My husband has 11 in his family as well. He is number 11 in his. We are lucky# 7/11.
      What’s really weird is my son was born in the 7th. month and my daughter was born in the 11th. month...strange huh?
      I asked for a son and  a daughter,... that what I got so I closed shop...lol!



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      Over40nfab1966 wrote Nov 6, 2008
    • I am new to fab40!  You are so right about 40 being the new 20!



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