Lately, I have been thinking how my age isn't so bad. But I have come far since the time shortly before I turned 40. Then 40 loomed large and ugly and unwanted. For as long as I could remember 40 was it, the end of the line, over the hill, ancient and one foot in the grave. Well I've changed my viewpoint. 41 is neither too old nor too young, I am in between and loving it. I know who Humphrey Bogart is and I'm not to old not to enjoy some songs that are heavy metal or rap or know that I like the stuff Green Day puts out. I think for the first time in my adult life, I am most comfortable in the decade of my forties. This is the calmest zen like I've ever been.
At 41 I know that I no longer am bound by convential standards of how I should live my life.
At 41, I am retired and loving it.
At 41 I am single and dating and playing the field at this age is more enjoyable then when I was younger. I know what I want, how I want it and when I want it. It isn't filled with anxiety filled moments being paralysed with fear because I just didn't know if that was what I wanted. ("It" can be anything your imagination fills in, at this age "It" can mean hundreds of things.)
Also being 41 brings with it, its own set of wisdom and opinions. It is safe to say I know who I am and I am comfortable with myself, I no longer seek approval from others and you can take me or leave me, it is ok, I'm 41!