Barely one month into the 4th decade of my life, I wish to continue with my musings about what’s special about turning 40. I would like to start with a quote: Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art. –Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. If you haven’t yet, please take time to read the Part 1.Continue reading “What’s Special About Turning 40? Part 2”
Five Days Into Self-Love
In this lifetime, how many times have you loved and cared for something or someone? And how much of yourself did you commit to it or him or her? More often than not, we give more of ourselves to others than to our very selves. We tend to the well-being of our loved ones and our priced possessions while neglecting our needs. Fortunately, in this day and age, there are people who remind us to take a break and listen to our core.Continue reading “Five Days Into Self-Love”
What’s Special About Turning 40?
There has always been a buzz about turning 40. Some people call it big 40 and the phrase “Life starts at 40” could not be any more popular. Well, I have recently turned 40. Today, I have lived for exactly 40 years and a week. I spent the days that led me to this number by figuring out what’s special about turning 40. In the next few weeks, months and years, I know I will appreciate it more. Today, I just want to take a snapshot of how I feel while I am fresh in my 40s.
The pandemic and the quarantine protocol were on my side as it gave me a great acumen about life. This is my second birthday in quarantine, meaning I, as most people I know have, spent more than a year at home, tinkering with mundane stuff, going through a very limited routine and doing a bunch of insightful activities I can think of. Either way, I think I would have thought about it deeply just the same even without being quarantined.
Here are my thoughts, and tidbits of wisdom you might find useful. What’s special about turning 40? Being 40…Continue reading “What’s Special About Turning 40?”