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You're only young once. After that you have to come up with another excuse.*  

* I'm sure I must have read that somewhere. Anyone know who said it besides me?  

November 2 was my birthday. Yippee. Last year (2009) was momentous because I turned 45. Yet, other than hiding the birthday year on my facebook page, it really wasn't a big deal.

But this... 46. WTF? Thank you. I know. I don't look a day over 44. I've been obsessed with my age over the last few days. Weeks. Okay, months.

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring. That disgusts me. ~ Jane Fonda

My husband—although no more mature than he was when I first met him in our 20′s—is getting better looking with age. While I grow hair on my upper lip. Well, that's what my 9-year old son tells me.

This particular birthday—another year closer to 50—is, well, freaking me out. I find myself wondering who the F am I and WTF am I doing? All of which happens to coincide with one of my hormonal 'moments' (which can last a day, a week–sometimes longer–and include irritation to music, talking, household duties, making myself look presentable and just about anything else you can think of).

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. ~Groucho Marx

Okay, that makes me think, what's interesting about me? I write, play piano, am able to draw pretty damn well, eat healthy and organic as much as possible (is that interesting?). I may be on my way to being the crazy lady with a zoo of animals and insects: I allow spiders to take up residence in our household  

... read the rest at elephantjournal dot com under my column (Lynn Hasselberger) and the post “Still Sexy After All These Years?”

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