And then I turned 40

It’s a milestone!

It’s all downhill from here.

It’s just a number.

It’s a turning point.

I’m not sure quite what it is but I do know that, subtly, the approach of today has been in the back of my mind for the last year. However, in the same way I don’t hold any sway over New Year Resolutions, I’m aware that this is just another birthday; it really is just a number.


Ahhh yes, of course there was a but!

Turning 40 does feel different to previous birthdays. I can’t quite put my finger on why though and I’m aware it might just be coincidence as this birthday is coming around the time other changes in my life have gathered pace, both in my personal and professional life. Who knows.


I’m now 40 (right as this post was published as it happens).


  1. It’s just a number. But it is somehow a different sort of number, often more in the eyes of others than ourselves.

    And hey, any excuse for a mega-celebration. Happy birthday!

  2. Still a bairn! Or wean, I guess they say thereabouts. Either way, here’s to the next forty!

  3. …. it means you only have another 10 years to get your act in gear before your 50 !! ..which is DDD – 30 🙂

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